Friday, 14 May 2010

Spot the Difference?

When I plan a scrapbook layout, I always start with the photo. Then, because I don't have space to leave work in progress lying around, I gather all the bits I think I'll need together(any patterned papers which work with the picture, matching alphas and embellishments which might possibly suit etc) and put them in a page protector. I'll have way too much stuff for one page at this stage. Then I usually come up with a sketch in my head over a couple of days, and plan the journalling on the computer. This is often as far as I get so I might have 3 or 4 ready to go next time I go to a crop or have time to sit down and finish them off.
I did this a while ago with a Christmas photo, but I hadn't got around to actually sticking it down. I had a gorgous sheet of die-cut cardstock from BoBunny and everything was ready to go, so it was a surprise to open my new issue of Scrapbook Magazine last week to find the exact same piece of die-cut paper with the exact same layout.I have nothing against scraplifting, though I am usually very bad at it, but this was honestly not scraplifted. I wish I'd finished mine before I saw Anne Hafermann's LO in the magazine, but it spurred me on to get it completed and I flatter myself that great minds think alike!
So, here for your perusal are my finished LO, 'Family' and the page from Scrapbook Magazine.


Julia Dunnit said...

Love it Kirsty, it's perfect for the paper and the occasion. Great method for working you have there...I may have to try that if you don't mind. See not great minds so much as you come up with it and I'll copy it!

Clair said...

It's a beautiful layout and the colours are perfect!