I was VERY happy to be asked to GDT for this month's
So, I have used navy cardstock. Unusual these days to
use anything but white or patterned, but hey! Nice to be
Added a little stenciling on the bg. And of COURSE we have
to have a flair - c/- Freckled Fawn this time around:)
And here are my paper rolls. I used some of that lighter white paper that comes
with those 12x12 plastic sleeves, with a stencil & Heidi Swapp ink spray:
Tania B had tied a bundle of sticks up on a LO of 
hers I saw, so I adapted this idea for my rolls. V happy
with how they turned out!
The journaling was done in bits & pieces:
 You've probably gathered by now
that I've done a multi photo spread, too.
Taking a pile of different sized photos from different times.
I wanted to show you it can be done. A change from those 
one photo LOs!
Now, here's some SCRAPPY HINTS from this page:
  • It's possible to create a multi photo spread, using different occasions and times, by finding at THEME that ties them together - in this case 'happy'.
  • CUT your photos down, creating different sizes, using a 'step' approach for your design.
  • Journal with small word processor font - it takes less room. Make it feature as an embellishment to your page.
  • Don't mount your photos - you haven't room. Instead, either ink around the edges or on a dark background as here, sand the edges.
  • Create more depth by mounting the photos with dimensional tape.
  • Keep clusters to a minimum, so the page doesn't get too crowded.
  • You can use a large title. It helps 'balance' the photo spread.
I hope this is helpful information... & if you've never used paper rolls [like me!]... then have a go at the 123 is FUN!!!

Another way-fun challenge!

I've taken the hearts, blue, the white wash effect, typography, wood grain & silver!
I used bubble wrap with Gesso, to give a white wash effect:
Below you can see the 'mwah' done with my Dymo labeller to get
some typography in....the blue hearts are with gelato color
through a stencil:
I LOOOOVE that blue glitter tape & I've dotted some silver glue 'dots' around too:
Such a CUTE bubba [step great grandson in NZ!]
Below I've got a die cut I made up myself:
 Those resin hearts....adore them!
The whole page:
Really happy with how this turned out.
Such a fun photo to scrap!!!
Hope you get a chance to join in with SATW this month!!
Happy Scrapping! 
Lizzy ♥♥♥


  1. You have such a way of creating special textural backgrounds that just flow so well with the overall design aesthetic and theme. The first one - those textural circles reminded me of carbuncles on a beach - love it - and then the explosion of color and white bursts in the second - PERFECT for the theme of the show!

  2. Two wonderful and very different pages. I really like the doodling on the navy layout and the painted background/stencilling on the other layout (well I really like all of what you have done but these are my favourite of favourite parts!)

  3. Huge CONGRATS on the GDT!!! These are just gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the textures and the designs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I'm all for multi-photo layouts....and you did a great job tying all the elements together. Kudos for using a word processor and printing it out....that seems like too much And how sweet is that second layout! Love the photos and the textured stamping..with a bubble wrap? :)

  5. Wow Lizzy!! Love all the detaljs to discover on the first LO and how adorable is'nt the 2nd !!! And congrats for GDT thing!!! Of course they wanted YOU ♡ You are so so talented girl!!! Anna xo

  6. Fabulous creating again LIzzy! Love the take on the 123 challenge, happy indeedy!! and sweet layout for the SATW one too.. great tips for multi photos, I dont do multi photos much, but love how they look on your layout.. I hope your tuesday has been great.. school awards night tonight.... yawn... just hope the speeches are short and very sweet.. i will take lollys!! hehe!

  7. Congrats for GDT opportunity ! Yes Navy card stock unusual but have used it in a fab way ..loved the multi photo lo and those paper roles awesome idea ! Second one is so sweet !

  8. So gorgeous layout! Love all your text! Thank you for joining our challenge at Scrap Around The World!

  9. finding it hard to pick a fave from these two , Oh heck love them both. Really love the Happy one, so many things that make one happy when you think about it and lovely to document them. The second layout is so sweet and loving all the hearts

  10. Great tips Lizzy... that layout is just gorgeous. LOVE it... The second one is so sweet the ombre wood colouring is awesome and so clever to create a cut file.... Fabulous inspiration here.

  11. Fabulous post Lizzy!! Love your take on the 123 challenge .. the multi photo spread looks fantastic and you've balanced it out so well!! The SATW page is just gorgeous! Love the photos and the bubble wrap background. Both pages are just stunning and I cannot pick a fave .. love them both!! Some fabulous tips there too and congratulations on the Guest DT .. awesome!! Have a great week!! hugs xx

  12. Thanks for the tips ! Two great but very different layouts. I like the way you interpret mood boards. Have a great day Lizzy!

  13. Navy cardstock makes a great change. I love navy. You make such an excellent point about grouping pictures together on a theme..maybe we'll see more themes in the future?

  14. haha I am smiling because I am thinking you will eat those words about awards nights and never ever ever going to one again.. you have grandboys who I am sure will go to school one day.. and when they are involved in the school concert slash awards nights... guess who will be front and centre with camera charged and focused.... haha.. yep.. grandma Lizzy!!hehe... I survived.. ate all my lollies by the first 15 minutes.. it started half hour late.. and sheesh.. why do they have so many awards.. ?? Nisha was in the choir which was on... yep the last thing.. and it was fabulous too.. but a llooooonnnngggg night...

  15. Congrats on the Guest spot Lizzy and what a stunning page you made. I'm a big fan of the multi photo page for an event. So envious of the Crab feast - one of my favourite foods. Love the ombre look on the SATW entry and such a sweet, sweet photo. You rock Lizzy - TFS

  16. what a fabulous layouts Lizzy! relled paper on the first one is so great idea that giving intresting texture there! and navy bg is perfect for those photos!
    and I'm totally in love with your second one LO! I'm crazy about wooden prints, and this ombre effect..... just wow! a nd blue glittered accents so perfectly here! ♥♥♥

  17. It's been a while since I used dark bg card stock. Thanks for d reminder. How beautiful d contrast of d bg and White n orange texture looks. Oooh la la for ur satw layout. Such pretty bg and adorable pic.

  18. Gorgeous layouts, love the treatment you give your backgrounds and all of the fun bits and pieces you use!

  19. Love the textures on the background. Great layout!
    Thank you for playing along with us at SATW.

  20. Really like the blue glitter on your 2nd layout. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Around The World.

  21. Very nice photos!!! :))) And you have created a very interesting background !!! Amazing project! Thank you for joining us over at SATW! :)))

  22. Wowzers did that multi photo layout beautifully. Gorgeous layouts.

  23. Great pages, I really love the blue and yellow combination.

  24. aaaah! really nice layouts! especially like the first one for it´s "paper rolls" and the fact that you have used so many photos! and it looks so greatly balanced! lovely layout!! and the second? just pure sweetness!!! you are on a creative roll!!

  25. Love multiple photo layouts! Yours is wonderful! Great stencil work! Such a happy page! All the best from SATW! :)

  26. Gorgeous pages! Love the black background on the top one and the photo's are just so super! That crab is amazing! ;-) Your second page...soft and pretty! ;-)

  27. LOVELY pages & adorable entry to SATW!!! Thanks for joining in Lizzy!!!


Post a Comment

Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment....I really appreciate you dropping me a line :)

Popular Posts