Thursday, 10 May 2012

London's Calling by Emma


Hi everyone.

I hope that May had been good to you all, so far and isn't it going so fast? I can't believe it's already time for me to share my next post with you all and today, I thought I'd do something a little different to share with you all and here it is, my inky scrapbook layout.
The layout started life as a piece of white 12" x 12" which I spritzed with Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Ink Sprays in Lime and Vibrant Turquoise. I then added strips of Symphony Tissue Tape onto the background before using the Harlequin Crafter's Workshop Template and inked areas of my cardstock with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, before then adding some Gesso through the template and some splats of Shabby Shutters Distress stain, straight from the bottle.
I then used the Grid Background stamp and stamped onto the background paper with black Archival Ink. Next, I used a Manilla tag and applied some Shabby Shutters and Broken China Distress Stain onto my craft mat, before dragging the tag through it to give a good inky coverage. I then used the Circle Grid Crafter's Workshop Template and applied more Broken China Distress Ink through it. I inked up one of the stamps from the Borders A6 #2 stamp plate and stamped directly onto the tag with black Archival Ink. I then stamped London from the London stamp plate, onto the tag and added the word "calling" which I typed on the computer. I then attached the tag, together with my photo onto my spritzed background and added some twine and a Tim holtz Idea-ology piece.
I made the flower using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die, spritzed with some more of the Dylusions Lime Green Ink Spray and added a button in the centre. I finally stamped "Memories" from the Journaling Words II and added a Tim Holtz Muse Token and used some Alphaparts Newsprint for "2009".

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my scrapbook layout and I really hope you liked it!

See you all again soon and don't forget that we still have the Spots and Stripes Challenge running until the end of this month and we'd love to see your creations!!
Bye for now!
Emma x

17 comments:

Rachel K said...

What a great page. I like that you haven't overwhelmed the photo: I still feel like I could take a stroll in it! But the vibrant colours balance well with it, and remind me of the vibrancy of London. A beautiful page. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

OOooh! LOVE that! You've kept that quite subtle and let the photo do the 'talking'! Lovely! A beautiful page, thanks for sharing,

Jackie x

Helen said...

What a fabulous layout - the photo is stunning, and the colours do it justice.

craftytrog said...

A stunning lay-out for that fab photo Emma! So many wonderful details, I love them all!
Alison xox

SueC said...

That's really different - fresh and vibrant - love it Sue x

Tímea Bíró said...

Ohhh...very beautiful layer!Congrats!

Shirley Davis said...

Incredible! It deserves a frame on the wall, Emma.

Artyjen said...

A stunning page that really shines;)
xoxo Sioux

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab! Just love it..it looks great and love the way you have used the tissue tape. Hugs trace x

Gabrielle said...

Fabulous LO - Love the use of lime and turquoise - really, really effective! I'd be so proud to have made this!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your LO, Emma... it's fabulous! The flower is stunning and you've added so many areas of interest with the stenciling, tissue tape, etc. It's a beauty!

Jennie Atkinson said...

A stunning layout Emma and all your inky pieces work so well together. The colours are just fabulous!

isisimaginings said...

That's stunning, I LOVE the colours.

Kat said...

WOW Emma, this is a truly stunning page,
the colours are fab & I love all the white space,
what a great mix of stash you used,
have a creative day,
Kat x.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

What a beauty
very very nice
Greetings Janny

Dragon said...

It's a fab LO, Emma...love the inky spots and the colours are lovely
Frankie
xx

Vick McClean said...

Hi There Em,

I'm sorry i haven't been in touch but sadly my brother passed away last Sunday (6th)only 50yrs old, so you can imagine i havent been doing much socialising online or crafting, but i am crafting a lot this past few days so i don't stop and think and cry too much as i was making myself ill...I just wanted to stop by and say how much your layout cheered me up, i adore that lime flower its brought a smile to my face and the record 'London Calling' which wasnt that good, lol, playing in my mind.....oh and with the DTCall, ive bit me nails down and this has felt like the longest month ever, but if i get in, it'll all be worth it, the suspense is killing me!! anyway, hope you are well, and thanks for sharing your unique inspiration with us all xxxx Hugs Vick
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