Sunday, 14 August 2011

August At Gotta Craft

Today I have two pages I made with the August Gotta Craft kit. It was blissful! No, really. It was Authentique's new Blissful collection and I did enjoy using it very much.

First of all I made this one:


taking the photo of me in my grey shirt as my starting point. I'm looking contemplative, don't you think? The little fold up journaling card in the kit was perfect for tucking away some private thoughts.

And then I made this:


which was inspired by the chipboard banners in the kit. I added some buttons from my stash and a few flashes of pink with papers from one of the new Authentique 6x6 paper pads. 6x6? Perfect! I'm always hoarding my full sheets of patterned paper to use as backgrounds. This way I can use smaller sheets to add accents and make embellishments. And I will. Oh, yes, you can count on it.

36 comments:

Ginger said...

Both beautiful Sian :) I love that Authentique line, the photo of you works perfectly with the yellows and grays.

Mary B said...

Lovely pages Sian and I especially like that one of you. The title and the quote, perfect.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love them both, but I particularly like the monochromatic tones of the first one.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

Love them both as well....but the first one is such beautiful colours.

Gem's Crafts said...

Two really lovely LO's, and how different they are even though they're made from the same kit :) I must get back into scrapping again!

Amanda said...

Yellow and grey - those papers were made for you. I love the banner with the addition of your buttons. I'm looking forward to seeing what other embellishments you make.

Miss Smith said...

Lovely pages - the yellow and grey is such a great combination and I love the way you've combined the patterns.

Also banner = yay!

debs14 said...

I love the idea of journalling around the edge of the page. Love both of these pages. The yellow and grey combination works so well together .

Shonie said...

I love your layouts. So pretty! The banners are adorable!

Cheri said...

great layouts Sian - I love the moodiness of the first one.

Lisa said...

such wonderful colours! love that first layout with all the layers and distressing and elements. Simply gorgeous

Sandra said...

They're just both so stunning Sian, you really are so so talented.

Louise said...

Both layouts are fantastic. Love the colour combo of the first (and the title!) and the gorgeous banner in the second, great street photo too xx

Missus Wookie said...

I love the quote from the first one, yes you do look contemplative. The banner on the second one made me smile :)

Jennifer said...

Two wonderful LO's from this beautiful line! Loving the title work on the first! The photo on the second LO is so interesting. The black background really lets it shine. Love the banner too! You have been busy! :)

helena said...

love the yellow and grey and some hidden journalling that doesn't scream 'hidden'

laurie said...

i really like these pages featuring one photo - the impact is so much clearer. you do look very thoughtful - i hope you journaled about what whas on your mind.

Becky said...

I love both of these layouts Sian - beautiful.

Gail said...

They both look great - love the colours in the first one and those flowers. Great idea using the 6x6 pads. I haven't been much into patterned paper but that seems to be changing lately.

Alison said...

Two fab LOs...the yellow and grey are perfect together!
Alison xx

Alison said...

Two fab LOs...the yellow and grey are perfect together!
Alison xx

Amy said...

It sounds as though it is a lovely kit, the colours are just beautiful, I am loving the soft yellows and greys and browns.

Melissa said...

Oh, I do love that photo of the contemplative you on a YELLOW layout - so perfect. I've used a couple of the papers from that line - couldn't resist the yellow & gray together.

WillieburgScrapper said...

I really like that Authentique line! The Bergen page is gorgeous- from the fantastic photo to the cute banner- really great work!

S said...

I've heard so much about that paper line, and now I see why. Your pages are wonderful.

Peachy Stream said...

These are lovely, you have such a good way with these colours. I feel hopeless with vintage-y colours on pages, my mind doesn't seem to be able to create. I really admire your pages!

alexa said...

Lemony ellow and grey is one of my favourite combinations - this is a perfectly stylish page, and will keep you the way you are now for many years! I love those carefully cut out flowers, so beautifully placed ...

Ifa said...

Your pages are beautiful. I have been coveting those Authentique papers, are they as lovely as they look ?

Tammy said...

Love them both! Yellow and grey are my favorite combo right now. I picked up a few 6x6 paper packs recently. I have to agree - save the big sheets for background and use the small ones to cut up! Great idea! :)

jennifer said...

Gorgeous pages, love that yellow, and all the scattered butterflies. So pretty! X

Cheryl said...

Love both of these LO's Sian but the first 1 just makes your picture pop x

Wanda said...

The first one looks as if you are trying to solve the world's problems. I hope so, because we need all the help we can get!

The second is just simply a happy page and definitely made me want to go there.

Clair said...

I saw the detailed images of that first layout over on the Gotta Craft website. Just a wee bit swoonsome! The banners on your Bergen layout are absolutely delicious too!

Lisa-Jane said...

I love both of these so much! It is my new fave colour scheme. Just catching up with all your posts - goodness you have been busy! Loving your eclectic style right now.

Karen said...

These are both stunning layouts, and I now think I may need to find some Authentique papers.

I've had quite the loveliest time catching up with all the posts I missed while I was away. I especially loved the five about your crafting life. I've often thought about doing a layout on a similar theme.

JulieJ said...

That first photo is very pensive, but I absolutely adore the Bergen photo and LO.

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