Friday, 6 July 2007

DCM - TEXT MESSAGE & FIRST EVER LAYOUT


The photograph of this is pretty naff but this is my first every layout. I have been meaning to try scrap booking for about 3 years now, that's how old the frame is, but never got round to it. The other night provided the ideal opportunity to start when my Aunt suggested we did a photo collage for my Gran for her birthday showing our day out on the canal. In the past I have always started to get the bits and pieces out to make a page/picture and then given up as I never know where to start. I have loads of bags under the stairs with ticket stubs, bottle caps, paper bags, pins and all sorts of other junk in for various layouts that I have thought of and it all just sits there day after day desperate for attention. Hopefully now that I have managed the first scary layout, in a fit of panic, I will be able to improve my techniques and manage to give these lost and lonely items some love and attention. Lol

The top right of the picture reads birthday girl as Georgie was thrilled with the Pink Birthday Girl banner and balloons that we put up on the inside of the boat. Hence the pink theme and the flowers tied in to the Pink Lei (not sure if that's how you spell it) that we gave her to wear all day.

TEXT MESSAGE
Well, this week the Design Team have come up with this idea for you to play with, we hope you'll enjoy it.

TEXT...
definition... the main body of matter in a book or manuscript. the actual wording of anything written or printed, short passage of scripture, etc
We'd like you to somehow incorporate text into your cards this week - not just one word.. but a portion of TEXT... like a poem, or newspaper print, Calligraphy, Even rip up an old text book and use some of the paper from it, there are masses of possibilities here, so let your imaginations run riot and let us see you texting to your heart's content!
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Here's my take on this weeks challenge. Sorry I don't know what the papers are as they were stuffed at the back of my draw. I used a birthday definition stamp with pink ink, a dream designs flower and some machine sewing (I don't do hand it's too slow and I always prick myself) Lol
Rach
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18 comments:

Vanda said...

WOW Rach, that's your first LO??? Flippin' heck that's amazing! I love it and I'm sure your Gran will too. You should be really proud of yourself you tallented thing you :O) Hope we see some more soon xXx

Lynne.x said...

Love your dare card - and fab first LO, well done.

Anice said...

You first layout is always the hardest..it will get easier now I promise!! Your first one looks fab! and your challenge card is great as well. Brill work.

Lythan said...

Welcome to the dares. That is a beautiful card. And the layout is fab too!

Kathy said...

Rachael this is a lovely LO and what a perfect occasion to start you off, I bet your Gran will be soooo chuffed to see it.
I love your card, it is so neat and crisp and really grabs the atention. that flower is fab.

Paula said...

Well done on your first ever layout. It is rather pretty, I bet you are so proud.

Gorgeous card, love the colours.

mum on the run said...

Love your card!

Wow, am amazed at your first LO, it's fab!

manicstamper said...

Gorgeous card. I think your papers may be Deja Views as I have the same pattern in a different colour.

Fab layout too

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

I particularly like you flower ... but the whole thing is well thought out ... well done on your first challenge.

Love
Jane xx

Gillian said...

lovely fresh colours on the dare, great flower too lol.
well done on your 1st LO :)

Cheryl said...

Both your layout and your card are beautiful!

Sarah said...

Fab LO and card, I use that definition stamp loads!

Rachel said...

fab card and that bloom is scrummy

Tassycrafty said...

Bril layout even if its your first, Blimey I would think you are a pro:))The card is simply and lovely....And I like your stitches as well, I want to do some machine stitch too and Im looking for a sewing machine to buy!Anyway, keep it up!

Birdbrain said...

Love it! IT's striking.

Leigh said...

I love your card and the LO is fabulous.

Gillian Hamilton said...

Wow you are a natural at scrapbooking, lovely LO...
and love your dare card, that flower is STUNNING!!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Amazing LO...love it. And your card is so pretty...love the colours you've used.