Friday, January 12, 2018

Queen's Staircase Layout

Hampton Court again. I chose this sketch from Sketches in Thyme because the diagonal angle reminded me of the staircase I was scrapbooking! The elements cascading down the page create another diagonal that hopefully reflects the theme of the layout as well. I decided not to include a large title because it felt like it would upset the balance of the other elements. Hope I made the right choice!
Wild Asparagus papers (MME)
Cranberry Sunflower papers (KMA)
Cashmere cardstock
Garnet ink
Black marker
Love Always journaling spots
Lucky chipboard assortment
Spring Blossom Just Blooms
Craft buttons
Heartstrings heart sticker
Mocha Opaques pearls
Scrapbook Stitches Deep Red embroidery Floss (MM)
Blue embroidery floss (DMC)
Blue ribbon (from my stash)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Clock Court Layout

I'm always on the lookout for multi-photo layout sketches, so I was delighted to see the January 1 sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap! Since my pictures were larger than the ones featured on the sketch, I had to make a few adjustments to the sketch, but I'm pleased with how it came out.
Make It Count stamp set
Ivy Lane Level 2 papers
Bamboo, Ivy Lane Green, Cocoa, Barn Red, Colonial White & White Daisy cardstock
Bamboo, Flaxen, Fern, Smokey Plum, Coca & Black ink
Antiqued Copper brads
Gold alphabet stickers (Recollections)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: postage stamp frame, flourishes, title block, scalloped border
Cricut Artiste cartridge: clock
Cricut Wall Decor & More cartridge: owl, crown

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Henry VIII's Kitchens Journaling Cards

Yesterday I shared the layout I had created featuring photos from Henry VIII's kitchen at Hampton Court. Of course, we took many more photos than those I included in the layout, so I'm adding a photos storage page between the two pages. I didn't have quite enough photos to fill one side of the page, so I added some journaling cards to fill in the extra spaces.

The first card used Sketch #89 from Sketches in Thyme PL Style. I changed up the shape at the top to go with the circles on the patterned paper.

The next card used Sketch #93, also from Sketches in Thyme PL Style, but I turned it upside down to fit the blank space in my photo. This was actually a horizontal photo, but I trimmed it to fit on the 4" x 6" cardstock.

The final card  didn't use a sketch, but I tried to stay with a similar style. After making three of these cards, my admiration for pocket scrapbookers has really increased. I found it much harder to get creative three times than just to scrapbook on one larger canvas. Pocket scrapbookers, you are the bomb!

And here's the completed pocket page with the journaling cards inserted.
Alphabet Solos C, I & Y, At the Aquarium & Tiny Typewriter stamp sets
Magic Moments level 2 papers
Saddle, Dutch Blue, Cocoa & Colonial White cardstock
Saddle, Dutch Blue, Cocoa & Tuxedo Black ink
Dutch Blue marker
Coffee marker (Zig)
ShinHan Touch Twin markers

Friday, January 5, 2018

A Dainty Dish Layout

It seemed appropriate to pull out an old sketch and old papers to scrapbook this layout of an old place. For those who are thinking their outdated kitchen needs a remodel, here's proof that newer isn't always better! The layout title comes from the children's song "Sing a Song of Sixpence" - "Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?" Since being fat was a sign of wealth, I'm not sure how dainty some of the dishes prepared in Henry VIII's kitchen were, but others were masterpieces of subtlety.
Recipe Box & Vintage Type stamp sets
Magic Moments Level 2 papers
Walnut Stripe paper (Bo-Bunny)
Saddle, Dutch Blue & Colonial White cardstock
Cocoa, Saddle, Dutch Blue & Tuxedo Black ink
Dutch Blue marker
Coffee marker (Zig)
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Twill ribbon
Blue embroidery floss (DMC)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title shape, tag
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 42 (reversed)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Chapel Court Gardens Layout

The January 1 sketch from Let's Scrap inspired me to use banners and divide my page in half for this layout of the Chapel Court Garden at Hampton Court. I was originally going to use striped paper for the strips across the top and bottom of the sketch, but the miniature garden scene was much more enjoyable to create! I only used the left side of the sketch, but the right side is so fun I hope I can come back and use it this month.

Their sketch:

My layout:
Floral Kit papers & stickers (KI Memories)
Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, Baby Pink, Thistle & White Daisy cardstock
Sweet Leaf & Chocolate ink
Chocolate pigment ink
Shin Han Touch Twin markers
Flamingo dot
Clear embossing powder
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: branch, birds, grass
Cricut Artistry cartridge: flowers

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tudor Times Layout

My first layout of 2018! I have never been very good at heritage type pages, so all these historical photos from Hampton Court are challenging for me to scrapbook. However, on this layout I knew I wanted to create a look rather like portraits hanging on wall paper, and I think I succeeded. Covering up a large portion of the patterned papers helped tone down the look, and I sponged the edges of all the cardstock in Chocolate ink so it didn't look so new and pristine. I had a lot of journaling to include, so I printed it out on the computer rather than having to write it all by hand.
For those interested in history, the portrait on the top left is Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the one on the right is Francis I of France, and the small oval portrait is of Anne of Cleves, Henry VII's fourth wife. Facing this page in my scrapbook will be a pocket page with pictures of other portraits we saw, so I included them in this post.

Margaret Beaumont, Henry VIII's grandmother
Henry VII
Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII's mother
Henry VIII
Edward I, Henry VIII's son
Portrait of a Man in Red. His identity is unknown, but this picture is unusual because men of the time were seldom painted wearing all red. Black was a more typical choice.
That's Amore Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Chocolate & Blush cardstock
Chocolate ink
Chocolate brads
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: flourish, decorative photo mat