Wednesday, 3 August 2016

August Projects at Gossamer BLue

Funny thing about holidays, isn't it? It takes a lot longer to clear up the aftermath than it does to gather it all up to take away in the first place. Or maybe you aren't like me. I always have a stack of leaflets I've collected, and random postcards, and half a rucksack of other stuff I have to rehome in the week after our return. So I was even more delighted that usual to be able to take a break and open up my new kits from Gossamer Blue.

Sian Fair for August at Gossamer BLue

I had been looking forward to the new Simple Stories Bloom & Grow collection, which I knew was going to make an appearance this month; but I've been equally captivated by the Gossamer Blue  all exclusive Life Pages kit. I want to use every last piece! So that's where I started, adding its softer shades to a layout 


before I really began to explore the Main Kit. As I don't keep a Life Pages album I am more than happy to showcase the patterns and designs of the LP cards on my scrapbook pages. They make layering easy. The Fancy Pants Designs alpha I used is from the Main Add On kit and I turned to it again for my second page

Sian Fair for August at Gossamer Blue

because I was so pleased with the character that font seems to add to a layout. Something about this one, I thought once I'd finished, reminds me of our copy of The BFG, with that font and those colours. The thermos flask puffy sticker is also from Fancy Pants and in the Main Add On. There is a chipboard sheet from Simple Stories in that Add On too, with gnomes. But they're for another day. I have more scenery to scrapbook first!


13 comments:

Patio Postcards said...

On your first lovely layout, I liked your journaling thoughts about you do not have to leave home to find fabulous adventures & great views. I think that, about Canada. Fun second layout, especially the tribute you pay about remembering to fill the flask with coffee for you.

Lisa said...

I think I might have just fallen in love - with that puffy star element - am I right in spying some constellations printed on it? Oh my! Just gorgeous and what a fabulous page to go with it. I've only been to Scotland once but the scenery is simply stunning - such a lovely page to showcase that view!

Sandra said...

Your placement is always spot on. Be it puffy stickers, dots or layering of papers, you just get it right x

Karen said...

Both wonderful layouts! I so agree with your thoughts about traveling with four and then just with two. We, of course, have been just two for most of our trips for many years now, and we've never tired of short or long road trips together.

Mitra Pratt said...

Really enjoyed your layouts..that font and that puffy sticker...ahhhhh, so in love with that! Glad you guys had a great trip!!!

Melissa said...

I really like both of these layouts and how they tell the story of the two of you traveling!

debs14 said...

That really is a lovely font, the finishing touch to some lovely pages.

Karen said...

Beautiful pages, as always, and I always love how unusual your subjects are that you photograph. I love the Bloom and Grow range and used it earlier in the year for the class at my crop.

Barbara Eads said...

I'm always amazed at how you can add all the little bits and pieces that you do and still have a beautiful and cohesive page. I particularly like the "story" of this page. I'm sure the little thermos sticker sparked your imagination for it!

Ruth said...

I'm always astonished at how you make all those little pieces work as a whole. If I tried that way, it would just look a mess, I'm sure.

Mardi said...

As always ...I am in awe of your story telling ...your pages stop me in my tracks.

Jo said...

Another two great pages, I love all of the little details you've added.

Ali said...

Love this!

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