Saturday, 1 April 2017

April Projects at Gossamer Blue

And there I was, just about to yell hurray! Spring has sprung! when I looked out of the window and realised that the rain was on and all my washing was getting wet. That's April. And I'm happy to see it. Pretty happy, too, I was, to crack open a box of Gossamer Blue kits and start thinking about some new season projects.


First up, some green for my Traveller's Notebook. You know, if it hadn't been for the December Memories kit last Christmas, with the Traveller's Notebook inclded, I might never have discovered the simple pleasure of pasting pictures into a little brown book. I have my sock notebook, of course, but it's all about the details, the nitty gritty: an everyday notebook , instead, can be about anything at all. There doesn't have to be a story, although that's always good; a sudden thought, a pithy saying, a verse, a picture without any other home...they're all welcome here. A quick page in a  notebook is an excellent warm up for an afternoon of scrapbooking...


and so I followed it with a page about a trip we took last summer, when we were touring Scotland. We made it all the way to the Isle of Skye for the day and it was just as beautiful as we'd hoped. What we hadn't expected to find was a sunny, laid back surfer feel to the coffee stops and little shops scattered along the main tourist routes. Time to break out the Crate Paper Oasis collection from this month's Main Kit.


My second page was crafted around that "Bloom" acrylic piece. I had to squeeze it on somewhere, so I paired those "o"'s with a photo punched into a circle, and then added some more, from the Planner Kit.


I was going to make this a smaller sized layout, until at the last minute I found myself drawn to that


black and white print (from the Main Kit) as a background.

And those are my projects for today. But no fooling, I haven't packed April at Gossamer Blue away. More to come.



11 comments:

Honoré said...

So love your layouts and the TN paste up...perfect way to inaugurate April and hopefully Spring feeling weather! Sorry about your wash - lucky you tho' that you can hang clothes outside on the line. I did when we first moved here, 31 years ago.
Cheers to April~

Maggie said...

Loved both our visits to the awestruck coast of Scotland but didn't get as far as Sky. An excuse to return perhaps?

Sandra said...

You've always created stunning layouts, and now you've done it again with the travellers notebook. You've captured it to a T

Lizzy Hill said...

Love the idea of your notebook....I'm sorta doing a similar thing in an 8x10 album I found in the op shop for a couple of dollars. It's actually a travel album. I think one from on board a ship? Anyways. It works for those pretty photos that don't really fit or need a 12x12 page....so now they have a home! LOVE the Skye page.... & your bloom page is [here it comes.....] BLOOMIN' marvellous ;)!!!!

Jo said...

Those layouts look great and I really love the idea of your notebook :)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Funny to think we might both have glanced out at the same moment and dashed to rescue our washing. All the bed linen is out today and I'm keeping my eye on it, while I drink my coffee and catch up on a few blogs. Loving your take on the TN.

Patio Postcards said...

I like the Aldous Huxley quote. All your layouts are very fresh & do say spring. Looking forward to more from the kits.

Karen said...

Lots of lovely greens here; I'm not so patiently waiting for some green to appear here in our neighborhood. Until then, I'll content myself with examining your lovely layouts and Traveler's Notebook.

Ruth said...

Another wonderful clutch of layouts! I love how the photos look placed at the top on the Skye page, not something I've ever thought of doing, but maybe I will ...
The door photo is fantastic!

Becky said...

Wonderful layouts!

alexa said...

You've made such pretty pages from all the goodies in that kit. I especially like that top one with those soft colours, and interestingly positions bits. I've never been to Skye but you've certainly sold it to me!

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