Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Month, New Inspo!

Oooooh I just love the start of the month... especially when it comes to blog browsing!  So much talent and inspiration ... so little time!  lol

Anyway, a quick post today, so I can start browsing.....

The Kraft It Up challenge this month is to incorporate hidden journaling on you page, using Kraft as a base.   Can you guess where my journaling is hidden?  :)

{my girls}

hmmmmm ?

give up?


okay, enough fun.  Here it is:

omgosh!!  I even used my own handwriting!!  lol  

This photo is quite a few years old now, but I can't believe I've never scrapped it before.

I just used a Hambly transparent frame with a strip of Kraft glued to the underside as a journaling card.  I then glued this to one segment of the Hambly transparent butterfly spray, which in this case also acts as a handle or pull tab.  To stop it from moving around between my base (the Tim Holtz resist Kraft) and the foreground piece of Kraft, I stuck two lines of large foam dots down on either side of the journaling strip, in between these two pieces of Kraft.  I also sandwiched a large foam dot at the bottom edge of the layout too to stop the journaling from shooting out the bottom of the page.  (I hope that makes sense!)  :)

This layout is pretty much all Prima and Hambly, with one lonesome little Kaiser bloom and the Tim Holtz resist Kraft, which I just LOVE.  It seems to look best when you use a lighter coloured ink over the top too I've noticed.  It shows up the awesome resist pattern better.  And as always, no layout is complete without the use of a CW template somewhere!  The script is a Kaiser stamp with just a tiny smear of gesso on it (I didn't have any white ink!).

So much for my quick post.

Will be back real soon with more.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you picked a winner in The Cup!




Kim said...

What stunners Jules!!!
Your layout is as stunning as your beautiful girls.
So love your blog it never fails to impress and inspire
Thank you!

Jasmine S said...

Beautiful, dreamy, magical, stunning. And love the journaling idea.

Nay and Gilly said...

I LOVE looking at your work Julie! You are SOOOOOO very inspirational and talented!!
Luv Renee

Lauren said...

So, so gorgeous!! And I love the idea of your hidden journalling - very clever. xx

Suzanne McGregor said...

Hi Julie, this is absolutely awesome! I am loving all the techniques and so glad you put the details in your post especially Gesso on stamps! Off to try that one! Sxx

Leanne J said...

stunning Jules..absolutely
i've been looking for that TH ink resist kraft.. Where did you get yours???

anyho. love it all.. your work is just so amazing..

Gayle said...

Wow Julie ! Your work is always so beautiful, so inspiring and so always seem to have a new idea up your sleeve, so clever. xx

Leanne said...

GULP! This LO is an absolute stunner! WOW! I love every single bit... even the hand writing! LOL..x

Melinda said...

Speechless!!! This is so beautiful in every way. Your techniques are amazing...thank you so much for sharing...and your journalling idea is super fab! Have a great day :))xx

Blossom inch said...

absolutely making me blown away seeing this page Jules! Stunner!
What a beautiful page with loads of techniques, blooms, dimensions and precious pic of your girls. Very inspiring page indeed and thank you very much for sharing!

Marelize said...

What an awesome layout Jules! You are so talented! Love the journaling idea. Very clever. xx

Cathy said...

OMG Jules absolutely breathtaking LO.. ADORE everything about this from the sweet little butterflies to the yummy misting and stamping... gorgeous work all around and so inspirational!! :)) hugs

Hi, I'm Vicki said...

wow this is a stunning layout, so beautiful and the hidden journalling is fantastic xx

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Just a gorgeus and fantastic page!!!
I love to see all your work you are such a great talented and you inspire me a lot!!!I love to came see and see all your oldest pages, they always look so perfect to me!!!
In this page in special I love your hidden journaling!!!
I wish a wonderful week.
Kisses and huges

Rachael Funnell said...

Once Again Julie you have created a ABSOLUTELY S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G layout.....
LOVE everything about this!!

Eila Sandberg said...

*gurgle and splutter* this is just STUNNING Jules!! soaking in your brilliance and awesome page. Really such a clever idea with the journalling. Always wondering how on earth you can come up with one master piece after another. Mwah!

Ebony van der Starre said...

STUNNING!!!! Love how you hid your journalling!Beautiful as always!!!