Good morning and Happy New Week! Only four working days before summer vacation and Midsummer celebration! Midsummer celebration is BIG in Sweden, in my opinion it is the best holiday of the whole year and this year we have so much flowers it will be lovely! Perhaps we can make our own midsummer pole and dance with the kids! That would be just great!
Today I have two new layouts to show you. The weekend was not what I was hoping for scrapbookin'wise. We had some problems with bedtime with the kids and it took soooo long time! When I finally came to my desk (both on Saturday and yesterday) I had no inspiration left at all and I went to bed rather quickly. Anyway, I managed to turn the backgrounds I made last week into layouts and I'm pretty pleased with both of them.
This first layout with an old 2009 photo of my daughter is on a background made of papers from the Take Note collection from Doodlebug. I have the 6x6'' paper pad and I decided the size of my paper pieces so that the clip pads would come out whole. When I had glued all the small pieces down I showed it to my hubby and he thought it was pretty and asked if I were going to cut it up into pieces :)
With all the colors and patterns going on I thought it was important not to clutter the whole thing with embellishments so I decided to keep it simple. I made a washi banner and added some washi in the corners. I had to add the black cardstock for the photo to "stand on" otherwise the photo would have floated around in space and it didn't look good at all. The banner turned out fine and I will use that technique soon again!
My next layout has a background made from my 6x6'' "He said she said" paper pad from Teresa Collins. Here I choose the size of my pieces from the size of the tiny journaling cards in the pack. Then I took out my bag of vintage bits and pieces and made a layering pile, as if the multitude of different patterns weren't enough :). But if you knew the lady in the photo you would know that there could never be too much of anything. I was a bit worried since I mixed the white based collection with cream vintage papers but I went with my gut feeling and I'm pleased with the result. The lady is my grandmother. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 86. This photo was taken when I was a kid. In the journaling I've written about the various things I learnt from her for example peeling shrimps and playing cards.
Hopefully I'll be able to scrapbook during this week. Next week we're going on a trip and I will be working on photographing instead of scrapping, but it is fun as well.