Saturday, June 30, 2018

Great Fountain Garden Layout

The gardens at Hampton Court were as stunning, in a very different way, as the interiors of the palace. For this layout of the Great Fountain Garden, I scraplifted the left side of this layout from my friend Lela, and added a Flip-Flap with a journaling card and another photo underneath the vertical photo. I feel like I took a risk with the color scheme, since it's not typical shades of garden or water colors and the red isn't found anywhere in my photos, but I like the way it turned out.

Here are my journaling card and picture that are under the Flip-Flap:

And here are the photos from the facing pocket page:

I just loved these amazing tulips!
Dreaming Big Level 2 papers & Complements
Juniper, Poppy, Goldrush. Glacier & White Daisy cardstock
Juniper, Goldrush ink
Red enamel hearts
Slate polka dot Washi tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: "Great," "Garden" & scalloped border
Cricut Artiste cartridge: "Fountain"
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: starbursts border

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hampton Court Artwork Layout

This series of pictures from the final rooms of William III's apartments at Hampton Court didn't seem to have much in common, so I struggled to find a title, but since they all showed some of the artwork displayed around the palace, I decided to focus on that. This ended up taking a lot of my time, since I hadn't taken pictures of the labels telling what the paintings were! I went on a treasure hunt to find out the names and subjects of these painting and of the ones on the facing pocket page. Most of them were listed on the Royal Collection Trust's website, but I didn't manage to find the title or artist for the view of Hampton Court on the upper right. If anyone is visiting Hampton Court in the near future, please let me know what it is!
And the facing pocket page pictures:
William III as Prince of Orange
Mary II as Princess of Orange
View of the Tudor facade of Hampton Court circa 1665-67
Mary Scrope, later Mrs. Pitt, one of Sir Godfrey Kneller's Dining Room Beauties

You & Me stamp set
That's Amore Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Colonial White cardstock
Garnet, Chocolate & Blush ink
Durab;e Artisan Studs
Pattern: EMS Sketch 64
Challenges: Lasting Memories Paper Stash (use at least 5 patterned papers) - I managed exactly five and they were all scraps, so I feel a huge sense of accomplishment - LOL!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sweet Dreams Layout

I vacillated between several titles for this layout featuring King William III's royal bedchambers at Hampton court, but I finally settled on Sweet Dreams due to the ceiling painting of Mars, God of war,  sleeping in the arms of Venus, goddess of love. I knew I wanted to include a moon and stars plus a cloud or two to go with the theme of the other painting, but the Lasting Memories' Paint/Mist challenge inspired me to add pearly paint to the clouds (swirly) and moon and stars (brushed). Love the texture and shimmer it adds to this element!
And here you can see the paint detail a little better.
And since I am adding a pocket page opposite, here are the photos and journal cards for that!

Fireplace in the Little Bedroom
The kin'gs potty
The king's Closet

The Orangery
Distressed Backgrounds, You & Me, Solos "S" & Eclectic Edges stamp sets
Sky, Sapphire, Desert Sand & White Daisy cardstock
Sapphire & Desert Sand ink
Navy marker (Zig)
Create a Shade Pearl paint
Cricut Artistry cartridge: moon, stars, clouds
Cricut Wall Decor & more cartridge: books
Pattern: EMS Sketch 64

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Rooms of Privilege Layout

Still plugging away at the William III rooms at Hampton Court, so here is another layout featuring pictures from William's Privy Chamber and withdrawing room. FYI: a privy chamber is not a fancy name for a bathroom, it's actually a room that only certain of the king's courtiers and statesmen were privileged to enter and be privy to discussions of state, thus the name. The withdrawing room, a chamber where the king could withdraw to discuss private or secret matters, was even more exclusive. To scrapbook these rooms, I create a traditional layout and added a pocket page, complete with journaling box, to show off additional photos.
For my journaling card, I used a Sketch from Sketches in Time PL Style and added a tag to tie it in with the main page:
And here are the other pictures from the pocket page:
Portrait of the Winter Queen
King Henry VIII tapestry: Story of Abraham
The king's chair in his withdrawing room

The sweet and very knowledgeable docent in the withdrawing room
Felicity Alphabet, Diverse Backgrounds, and You & Me stamp sets
Roxie Level 2 papers
Desert Sand, Champagne & White Daisy cardstock
Black, Desert Sand, Smoothie & Pomegranate ink
Black marker
Beige fiber (Adornaments from EK Success)
Black organdy ribbon (from my stash)
Licorice Opaques
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tags
Pattern: Page Maps via

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

King's Guard Chamber & Presence Chamber Layout

When it came to scrapping these photos from Hampton Court, I didn't have a really creative title for the layout, but at least it's descriptive, right? While looking for papers that coordinated with these pictures, I remembered a layout I had started as part of a creative class at a CTMH convention way back in 2011. It's taken this long to actually put some pictures on the background, part of the reason I don't like doing layout classes! I added some other embellishments and a title to finish it off, and now I have one less unfinished layout lurking in my stash - hooray!

This layout features a flip-flap that hides two additional pictures, and will go in my scrapbook facing a photo storage page with more pictures from the same rooms, so I thought I would post the other photos as well.
More of the weapons stored on the walls of the Guard Chamber

William III landing at Torbay

Close-up of tapestry in the Presence Chamber

Carvings by Grinling Gibbons

Tiny Typewriter & 10 Things stamp set
Roxie Level 2 papers
Black & Colonial White cardstock
Black & Desert Sand ink
Cork alphabet stickers
Heartfelt Whimsy shapes
Licorice Opaques
Magnolia Serene Joy Rub-Ons (MME)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: decorative border
Pattern: Enchantment from Jeanette Lynton's Magic
Challenges: Lasting Memories Rub-Ons challenge

Monday, June 18, 2018

Father's Day 2018 Card

We just finished a week of Shipwrecked vacation Bible school at church, and I was in charge of Imagination Station (all the science experiments), so not much crafting has been going on at my house! I had a great time with the kids, and I learned a lot, but now I'm ready to get some scrapping done. But first, here's a card I created for my hubby from the kids for Father's Day. I started with a sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap and used all scraps, including leftovers from a previous Father's Day sticker pack, so I had to make a few changes to make the sketch work for me. I didn't have a wide enough piece of the black background, so I just offset the red piece of cardstock and extended the banner onto a border all the way across the card. This is actually my second time using this fun sketch; I did end of year teacher cards, but I forgot to take a photo before I gave them away - silly me!

Colorful Kit papers (KI Memories)
Cranberry & White Daisy cardstock
Cranberry & Black ink
Fix It Dad stickers (EK Success)
Pewter Durables square studs
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap Card Sketch #123