Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Speech bubbles.

Hello, it's the 5th of the month which can only mean one challenge over at Sarah Hurley 365 and this time Nicole has picked the theme of "Speech Bubbles"

A lot of my regular readers will be surprised to see I have made a scrapbook page, I felt like a change, and after taking this picture of our Great Niece at the park, I really had to do something special with it.

As a new owner of a Cameo, I thought I should play with some of Sarah's Files from the Silhouette Store. There are lots of great cutting files to chose from, and I opted for the Speech Bubble Background as the main layer for my page. I love the versatility of the files as you can resize them to suit your project. I made it 8x8 and cut a piece of contrasting pink paper to put under it.

I stamped "Smile" and "Snapshot" into a couple of the bubbles using sentiments from the  Picture This Stamps. I loved the Chevron papers from last months A Few of My Favourite Things Kit, it is a 12x12 so was fabulous for this lay out, and means I can make a few things from the one sheet of paper!

I had taken lots of pictures of the little one at the park (she smiles as soon as she sees you are taking a picture), and the heron, ducks and squirrels and printed out a few, layered them onto purple pearlescent paper and linked them all together with some strips of punched paper. My tip is to use colours that compliment the picture.

I used a 12x12 sheet of purple glittery card and layered everything onto it, I decided to do things at an angle for a change, even the title of the page and I am really pleased with the result. I wrote a wee story on a bit of black card with a chalk marker, chalked around the edge and popped it beside the picture. I finished the page with a scattering of sequins, I used glitter glue for them, the  more sparkle the better.


Border Punch, Date Stamp and Chalk pen from Stampin Up
Papers and sequins from stash.

I hope you can pop over and join in with our Speech Bubbles Challenge, there are some great prizes up for grabs!

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Top Tip Tuesday - 3.5 or 7...3 pictures, 3 colours of sequins.
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a card
That Craft Place - Anything Goes


  1. What a gorgeous project. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Craft my life this month.

    Hugs Erin DT x

  2. Very nice project! Great papers and fun design - love the colors (nice tip). Great use of "3" Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lyn - TTT Guest Designer

  3. Fabulous LO, and such a great theme for a scrap page. Thank you for joining in the That Craft Place challenge.
    Cathy xx

  4. Cute Scrapbook page love the cute photos, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)


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