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Stay Weird Stay Wonderful – Scrapbook Layout

Hi hi!

Here’s another layout from “that” September 11th, but this time the focus is on me being a wally. One nice traditional posed shot in a castle doorway, and one of me jousting. Ahem. Yes, you read that right, jousting.

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Because of the Foot & Mouth epidemic, we had White Castle all to ourselves so we could mess about to our hearts content. There’s definitely a photo missing from this set (pre-digital) because I know Accounts too a photo from the very top of the keep, of me I laying flat out in the starfish position on the grass below. Happy times indeed and so the title was perfect.

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This page was for another Go Go Cyber Retreat challenge and the prompt was paper tearing. I’d missed using the sketch the week before in the monthly crop and really liked it so I used that too, I just replaced the central block with torn strips, some of which are very narrow indeed but I didn’t want to waste a single inch of these papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Legendary collection.

The sketch featured a few stars which made this collection perfect as there were nested stars in the die cuts. I backed them with a leafy vellum and popped them up to create some texture and dimension and I distressed all the edges across the whole layout too.

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To pull out the greens in the collection and in the photos, I backed the layout onto a small border of olive green cardstock. I’m gradually getting through my pile of plain coloured card, which probably means that it will suddenly come back into fashion. I don’t really follow trends as such but what looks right to the eye definitely changes with what you see around!

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The sketch had a block on either side of the photos but I kept mine to one side, creating a diy tag using old hole reinforcers to add a layer under my mountain die cut. For my “sprinkles”, I added some Shimelle puffy stars and a heart and finally some dark blue enamel dots. I have hundreds of enamel dots in all colours but the darker shades of blue are really hard to come by! Let me know if you’ve found any – sharing is caring 😉

Stay safe and keep smiling x

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