July scraplift scrapbook page


Only a little bit late: Heather chose our crop’s July scraplift (to be finished by August but we are all a bit behind).  This lift is taken from Becky Fleck’s Pagemaps book (p18 but 12 x 12) with her kind permission.

During the 80’s I used to race (monkey in sidecar) most weekends and if I wasn’t racing I was either marshalling or spectating.  I haven’t been to a race meeting in a long time now and making this page brought back lots of memories.  We were known as Team Shandy and in those days there were hardly any female motorcycle racers about.  Gordon Shand is still racing sidecars  but with a very different outfit.  The top photo on the page is of  one of my first attempts in an old front-exit sidecar with Adrian Smith driving: I had to use Kenny Harris’s leathers (who was his usual passenger) as I didn’t have any and as you can tell, I haven’t quite got the hang of it yet.
I have used a few of my old rather tatty black and white photos for this layout so I kept to a black and white theme with a touch of grey for the shading.   If you pull the black tag it pulls out a plastic wallet with my old racing licences and motor club cards.

Inks:  Black document ink, Distress inks Black soot and Pumice stone
Card:  Stampin up black card, white card
Stamps:  Stampin up Sanded background, Invoke Arts Art tickets
Other:  black checked ribbon, large brad, dog tag, magic mesh, small brads

April scraplift

Faith chose the April scrap page for our crop’s scraplift, with kind permission from Glitterola over at UKscrappers.


I kept the general placement of the photo, the distressed edges to both background layers, my swirls are beads on wire, under the photo are 3 skeleton leaves with gold leaf behind them, the maple leaf is a real maple leaf encased in some kind of resin (fridge magnet).
I started by spraying the More mustard layer with the sprays and sponged on some mustard seed then splattered with more colour. I distressed the edges and added the brown colours to the back and curled the over. The photo is actually a photocopy of a picture I had cut out from a magazine of branches hanging over a pond. I coloured the leaf beads (which were pale green) using copic pens and placed some behind the photo and some along the front aligned with the branches on the photo. Stuck everything on then stamped the word Fall over the leaves and layered this page onto the black card which I had distressed the edges already.

Inks: Memento black, Colour washes Terracotta and Pesto, made a spray with Magenta ink, Distress ink Walnut stain , Vintage photo and Mustard seed
Card: Stampin up black card and More Mustard card
Stamps: Tim Holtz foam alphabet stamps
Other: skeleton leaves, gold leaf, gold alphabet brads, fridge magnet leaf, Magnolia beads on wire sprays coloured with copic pens

Hello butterfly scrapbook page

Irene Tan has very kindly given her permission for us to use her beautiful scrapbook page  to scraplift for our crop’s February scraplift challenge over at ukscrappers. Check out her fabulous blog – she is very talented and shares her ideas and tutorials. You will find this original page under 100%concentration in October 2009 with her description of how she put it all together.

I love all of this page: the colours, the layout, the bling, the photo…..all of it! I kept the colours and some of the general layout, I used mostly stamps rather than rub-ons (only 1 rub-on in the corner of my photo), I used some bling and butterflies, added one bloom but left out the lace and some of the smaller flowers and I didn’t rip my photo.
Here is my scraplift version- Ceara has just had a butterfly land on her nose!
The other butterflies were made using the napkin technique onto acetate and cut out which means they maintain a fragile look and you can see the colour of the background through them.

Hello butterfly (my scraplift version of Irene Tan’s page)

Inks: Distress inks: shabby shutters, peeled paint, scattered straw, black soot and vintage photo, Black document ink
Paper: Magenta Printemps passion collection – Robins nest, K&co Toscana swirls embossed vellum, 7 gypsies Karma, black vellum (punched fern), acetate, napkin
Stamps: Autumn leaves On the edge (Katie Pertiet), Venaissance Llewelyn-Bowen, Basic grey Flourish corners, Inkadinkado Hello hummingbird, Aspects of Design Butterfly, Stampers anonymous Urban tapestry
Other: flat backed pearls, paper blooms, pieces from old ear rings, BoBunny Bella Journee corner rub-on, clear zoomz

Edinburgh croppers scraplift challenge January

At the Edinburgh scrapper’s crop on Saturday I managed to finish my scraplift page for our Scraplift Challenge 2010.  Each month someone from the group chooses a scrap page for the group to scraplift from.
Pauline chose our first one: ‘End-of-a-perfect-day’ by gwyneth123.
and here is my interpretation: ‘Dig, dig, dig’ – the journalling says – ‘Gardening:  A leisure time activity involving a lot of  time and little leisure.’
Inks:  Colorbox fluid chalk Lime pastel, Memento Rhubarb stalk, Distress inks:  Frayed burlap, antique linen and peeled paint.
Card:  papers from Bo Bunny My darling collection and Lily bee French Couture
Stamps:  Stampin up Sense of time (clock), Hero arts Four dolls (flowers on the arrow)
Other:  embellishments left over from other projects, bottle cap, Green acetate frame from Fancy pants, acetate arrow, brads, elastic band, note paper, tiny watch pieces