Thursday, 19 January 2012

A Good Grey for January

Oh grey gingham check, I think you might be my favourite of all the patterned papers in this month's Midnight Rooster kit.


So many different ways it could be used. I went for a country look in the end, with a sixty year old photo from a diferent time, a different life. I wrote straight onto the Studio Calico tissue paper Scraps, just a brief note about the days when a girl could get out and enjoy the sunshine; and her legs did what she told them to.


My second page uses a photo from our Norwegian holiday last year:


I liked that added-on building. It made me wonder if women were the same the world over, through the years, all of us looking for a little extra space. Just to keep things tidy.


The tag is another handmade Midnight Rooster special. And the little hearts?


I cut those from the packaging Tobi created specially for the embellishments in this kit. She thinks of everything. I have nearly used it all, but my scraps asre safely packed away inside the plastic folder they arrived in.

That's me for today. But please do drop back tomorrow for my contribution to Pass the Page

41 comments:

Jennie Hart said...

I had just finished getting through my google reader and then your post popped up, how lovely, especially as I was going to hoover the stairs...
I love the gingham check too, but that red floral is what really has drawn my eye, I need a blouse of that for the summer.

I love the photos and of course what you have done with the layouts is top-notch as usual.

Lynn said...

I agree with your space comment and that photo proves that it can be done! I may show the hubby to see if he could design one for me.

I love the pages as always but particulary the second. You have a knack of putting elements on a page and they look well placed - mind tend to look plonked on if I'm not careful!

scrappyjacky said...

The gingham check definately reminds me of times gone by....just perfect for that first page.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Both the gingham and the woodgrain make brilliant backgrounds. I'm assuming that's your Mum in the photo? What a wonderful shot to have :o)

Jimjams said...

Love the gingham, not so keen on the woodgrain but I love both of the pages you have made. The country feel of the first is just perfect - what a vision of freshness and freedom and clean unpolluted country air it gives. The second is a typically quirky one from you - what a great way to have an extension - and how perfect to paint it in such a stand-out colour.

Amanda said...

You are the Master of picking just the right paper for your photos. I just love the gingham and both of your layouts :)

Cheri said...

You have been making such incredibly fun projects and pages this month!

Karen said...

What lovely' lovely pages Sian. The yellow and grey combo is lovely.

Suzy said...

Loving those layouts Sian, that gingham is fab. I think I have a very similar sheet of the woodgrain paper lurking from a recent quirky kit - I wasnt sure what to do with it but I might just get it out now and get a layout done with it :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I'm a big fan of the gray gingham too, Sian, but even more so of the lovely page you created with it. I'm loving the projects you've made with this line!

Gem's Crafts said...

Two very gorgeous LO's Sian, you seem to have had lots of lovely papers in your kit :)

Ruth said...

This line of paper has you really inspired! Both pages are fabulous and my interest is aroused by the black and white photo and talk of legs doing what you want them to do ...

Rebekah said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. Love the old time look and how your embellishments and paper really make that old photo pop. So cool!

Sandra said...

Oh I'm so loving those papers, they really do make perfect backgrounds :)

Rhona said...

I love these layouts and that grey gingham! Are we going to hear more of the farm girl story? xx

Jennifer said...

That grey paper is perfect for the country look! A terrific LO with such a great photograph! Love the photo of the added on house. You have scrapped it so well, allowing the photo to really stand out and shine!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Gingham is close behind polka dots as my firm favourites....& grey is so classy & adaptable! Love both of these stunning LO's...how cool is that upstairs extension & a very clever feat of engineering,seeming to defy gravity!! I especially love your gandwritten journalling runnng along the edges of those border strips! :)

Sian said...

Jemma, I loved the woodgrain - I think it was my second most favourite piece in the kit!

Rhona, No sorry, no more story

Alana said...

Ooh, that gingham works do well with the vintage b&w photo. Loving your pages. Funny, as I am working on a vintage photo today too:)

Louise said...

When i first started scrapbooking Gingham was the only patterned paper your could get...and I still love it.

Great pages, fantastic choice of papers and I do love the farm girl photo.

Cheryl said...

gingham AND woodgrain? My heart is all a-flutter :-). The grey gingham could indeed have gone many ways - yours is great!

Mel said...

Love the vintage layouts - I find old pictures the easiest to scrap but these look fresh and funky too!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love grey! And a grey - yellow combination is one of my favorites. I love that first page.
Rinda

Alison said...

That grey gingham is perfect for that LO...and you are SO right about always looking for more space!
Alison xx

alexa said...

I love your thought, Sian, that women the world over look for a little space they can just keep (and it stays) ... tidy. That says so much! And gingham is such a wonderful tidy fabric, with grey so very classy yet weathered and country too. Perfection.

Ginger said...

so pretty Sian :) I loved the bits and bits of details on those layouts. the photo is perfect with your choices. look forward to seeing your pass the page.

S said...

I never thought of grey as a cozy color until now. I do like your scrapping style.

Sandie said...

Both lovely pages Sian but I especially like the gingham with the black & white photo. What a lovely way to display family photos.

Amy said...

Are the edges of the gingham paper pre-distressed? If not, how do you achieve that look?

Yes, I think women world wide and through the ages strive to carve out a piece of space and time they can call their own.

Helen said...

You had me at grey gingham check but then you went and woodgrained me! Lovely! Great LOs as always and I loved the photos too :)

Kelli said...

the background of perfection :) love.

Melissa said...

These are both lovely layouts. I really like that gingham check paper, too!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Ooo both pages are stunning- I'm loving the grey lately too- funny I never really liked it before but now that I see it mixed in different ways it has totally grown on me- I really like how you mixed it with gold here.

Rachel B said...

Those papers are gorgeous!!!! Fab layouts Sian :)

laurie said...

the fabric on your pages really gives them a softer touch and is comfortable on the eyes - ahhhh.

Lisa said...

so so so pretty :-) love both of these gorgeous layouts and am on a grey thing right now so I'll have to look out for the gingham paper. Love how you make these pages so "you". gorgeous

Clare said...

I love both of the backing papers - the check is perfect for the farm girl photo and the woodgrain is a great match for your holiday photo.The Midnight Roosters kits look amazing another one to add to my wish-list!

Missus Wookie said...

I like gingham, lots of memories and really like the texture on the letters.

Fun second page - I'd have presumed the extra bit was to house a hoist to lift heavy things up but I like the idea of a bit of extra storage. Especially since I've been sorting and purging and discovering extra room today.

Sue Althouse said...

Both pages are lovely, but that mix of gingham and the farm photo is perfection!

Jo said...

I love those papers and your layouts are gorgeous

Gail said...

Love those papers! I hadn't thought too much about grey but now I'm rethinking it for layouts. Your comment about the one photo being 60 years old gave me a start when I realized hey wait a minute it's younger than me. :)
Hmmm, can't comment via typepad so hoping the google one works.

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