Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Restoration: October at Gotta Craft

It's a Gotta Craft day today. And that means I get to show you the layouts I did with the October kit. It's Crate Paper's Restoration! These papers are fabulous. They were a big hit as soon as they were released; and it's easy to see why. So rich, so full of colour and detail. Can you tell that I liked them?




I did two pages this month, with photos from way back in our album. Back to when The Small One was really quite small indeed. And back to a crazy time when we were doing a lot of house renovation. If you look closely you'll be able to see bits of plastic sheeting and a lot of crumbly cement.

Actually, don't look too closely. I've got this for you instead:




and this:

To create that stitched shape I used a chipboard shape as a mask, did a bit of misting and then stitched round the outline. You can just see a peep of the lovely banner stickers included in the kit there too. I think Sandra has a couple of kits left here  the addons (chipboard! border stickers! free postage with kit!) are here and the shop gallery with Clare's beautiful card is here. I think it's my favourite kit yet.

19 comments:

Jimjams said...

Great LOs - love the stitched edge to the mask especially - loads of work but well worth it! Lucky you to be able to play with such lovely kits!

Sandra said...

I have to say, I'm very very very lucky that you said yes to being on the DT ... you do the most stunning work with the kits Sian - I really can't thank you enough x

Cheri said...

love the misting!

Karen said...

I love this Crate Paper line, and you did such a wonderful job with it.

laurie b said...

what a cute subject you have to scrapbook! thanks for explaining how you did the first page, right after i was asking myself, "how did she do that?!!!"

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for the closeup. I love the flags behind the flower.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

I was just looking at this Crate Paper line on another blog yesterday...and thinking how nice it was.....your LO makes it look even better.Just love all the details you manage to put in.

Amanda said...

Very jealous what a great kit. I love the idea with the misting and stitching, very creative. Those banner stickers are so sweet.

darkpoetess said...

i really like your stitching, and the use of the pennants. also very jealous :-)

humel said...

You already know that I love the kit!! So thrilled with the papers - and I went for a couple of the add-ons, too....

Love all the detail to your layouts xx

alexa said...

You've made a lovely job of these, Sian! The kit looks lovely, and I really like the layered embellishment look. Is the misting one of the techniques from your new book?

debs14 said...

You should see the mess I get into with misting - it's more mess-ting when I've finished! I love the way you incorporate so many techniques into your pages, all that stitching - fabulous!

jennifer said...

Beautiful pages, I love the misted and stitched shape! It's all perfectly put-together. xx

Denise said...

Beautiful layouts Sian,I love the way you have layered the flowers and put the big button on top- I agree with Deb,you incorporate so many techniques so well on your layouts x

Amy said...

Sian, I would like to know how long a page takes for you? Your attention to detail and the layering on each of your pages is just incredible :-) Is this a quick, come naturally process for you? Obviously you love it so it is no chore!

scrapchick said...

Pretty papers & layouts! Love the stitching!

Deb said...

As always, your layouts are fabulous Sian. I just love your layered embellishments and colors. Very well done!!! xo

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm loving tht mask, spritz & stitch effect! Another of your ideas to 'lift' methinks!!! That kit looks so scrumptious...& I love what you did with it!!

Louise said...

Your kit looks gorgeous, think i'll be off to have a look at it in a mo. Great layouts with those gorgeous papers x

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