Saturday, 30 April 2016

April Finale

I'm just squeezing into the tail end of April with a final page from my current Counterfeit Kit.  It was started for Challenge #2 way back at the beginning of the month; included a Forgery for the Fourth, but sadly wasn't finished until today.

Did I mention that I'm skilled in the Art of Procrastination?!

Anyway, for Challenge #2 (take inspiration from the February posts of the C'est Mgnifique Design Team), I found a lovely page by Shanna where the giant arrow was used as a background for the photo.

Layout detail - Pattern layers - JimjamsSo I set about making a giant arrow to use.  In Microsoft Word I inserted two shapes, an arrow and a chevron, and overlaid them to form an arrow.  I grouped the shapes together and expanded them to fill the width of a piece of office paper, before printing it out to use as a template.  I added dots of colour arround the edge to match my photo and kit.  In the end my arrow wasn't long enough so I split it in two and put it above and below the photo.

The actual page is based on the mirror image of the April Sketch from a Sketchy Scrappers group on Facebook.

Layout - Elly @ 4 - Jimjams

Child No.3 had a toy cooker for her 4th birthday and enjoyed frying eggs for us!  I'm also joining in with the UKS SLYMI Challenge #6 to scrap a happy story ... she was certainly happy with her birthday present.


The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Love it! It all works together so well. Jx

Susanne said...

Love the patterns of your paper with that photo. Fab page.

LCSmithSAVED said...

Looks like a very trendy marquee arrow, plus I love the #4 stencil.
(She looks like her thought bubble would say, "Yes, but who will do the dishes?")

Lisa said...

A page that takes a whole month is an achievement in itself! The forged arrow is perfect here and looks fabulous but I particularly love the short and succinct journalling! How cute is that!

Katherine Sutton said...

Super page, I love the large arrow and all the dots around the edge really set it off :)