Friday, 18 October 2013

Green City

Jimjams - layout detail - embellishment cluster 
It already seems like an age ago, especially now that the autumnal wintry weather has kicked in, so it was lovely to spend last weekend scrapping with my Scandinavian summer holiday photos.

I managed six pages which is seriously fast scrapping for me!  Some ladies managed 15+ in the same amount of time.  Perhaps they spent less time chatting/eating/drinking/ogling other people's supplies?  Perhaps they were better prepared beforehand?

For my retreat preparation I had printed out a selection of holiday snaps in various sizes and jotted down some page ideas for some of them.  I had also put together a couple of Counterfeit/page kits but somehow once I'd selected these two photos of contrasting verdigris sculptures, it was more appropriate to grab my scraps bag to make my layout:

Jimjams - Layout - Green City

Jimjams - layout detail - embellishment cluster The journalling reminds me that, despite being the capital of Denmark,  Copenhagen's self-contained centre was easy to walk around as  it was full of parks and cyclists, keeping the motorised traffic sparse and calm!

An added benefit of scrapping with friends (apart from the shared chocolate) is that if you need a certain something, someone will surely lend/give it to you.  While I was cutting my title with my Sizzix Go Go Boots dies, left out to share on the "tools" table at the weekend retreat, I had a chance to browse through a friend's copious die collection and found the perfect flower to add to my page!  Thanks Jayne :-)

The page is based on this month's sketch over at Sarah's Cards and coincidentally conforms to a monochromatic challenge over at The Studio - haven't played along there for a while!

23 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

I love the colours you've used.

alexa said...

These teals and turquoises are perfect for verdigris ... I had heard that Copenhagen is beautiful and very pedestrian friendly. Glad you enjoyed your visit. And hey, retreats and crops are for chatting, right?

Kerry said...

Beautiful take on Sarahs sketch and love that you have ripped and labelled the photo mounts- ingenious! I have a retreat next month so I am hoping to get plenty of pages done (famous last words!). Thanks you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I will pop back and say hi again soon. xx

Sandra said...

What a fabulous eye catching layout. I'm impressed by how many layouts you did. I'm always surprised if I manage one layout at a crop ... I always thought I go for the chatting, drinking coffee, eating cake and socialising lol

Alison said...

Lovely, lovely colours,!
Alison xx

Alba said...

Love the combo! The page looks so great and it's full of nice details!

Patricia Rey said...

Great color combo your layout looks great

Lesley G said...

Great colour, great layout :)

Chidkid said...

What a fab LO I loved it last weekend when I saw it in the 'flesh' so to speak.

Anastasia Teologlou said...

Awesome colours and a great layout! Thank you for playing with us at The Studio Challenges!!!

Rosana Torres said...

great colour LO.

Louise said...

I like your use of colour! x

kjjc said...

Gosh those colours are fabulous. They bring out the colours in the photos perfectly.

Cari said...

I loooooooove the color you choose and the result is simply perfect! Thanks for join us at The Studio Challenges!

Allycat x said...

Fabulous LO, love the monochromatic look with such vibrant greens :)

Katherine (sutty) said...

Gorgeous Jemma, I love all those greens super page.

Anna said...

Lovely layout and a great colour choice! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Studio!

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous colours, I like the scrap layers. Retreats for scrapping and chatting sound good - and no one counts the layouts ;)

Tracy said...

Fabulous page Jemma! Great take on the sketch, thanks for joining in with our challenge.
Tracy. x

Ifa said...

Great page. I enjoyed the sculptures in Copenhagen too. Thank you for playing with us at Sarah's Cards.

Tracie said...

Gorgeous colours you've used Jemma! Lovely layout!!

pysselpetra said...

Love the design and you chose my favorite color ♥ Thanks for playing at The Studio Challenges ♥ Petra

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! LOVE your choice of color to bits! It matches your photographs so beautifully, too! Stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Studio!