Thursday, 14 August 2014

10th (hmmm and 11th lol) layouts with the June Scraptastic kit - 12 X 12 layouts - travel themed

Happy Thursday to all !!!  I hope you are having a lovely day.  After all that rain yesterday, we woke up to a fall-weather type day today .... brrr!  jeans and sweaters as opposed to capris and sandals :).

I mentioned in my post yesterday that I would be back today with the 10th and final layout using the Best Day in my Life kit.  Well, lo and behold, I realised that I had another layout that I had not posted.  I put it up on my Instagram (mooreilly should you wish to follow), but forgot to blog about or put it up on my various facebook groups.  So I will tag it on to the bottom of this post.

But first, the layout I intended for today's post :

This was the very first time that I used a piece of black cardstock as a background.  And I love the results, so it will not be the last.  My original idea was to use the black and white chevron from the kit as a background but I found that nothing popped on the page so I changed my mind.  At this point, I was down to scraps of patterned paper.

The supplies:  I used a lot of the little scrap pieces of patterned paper as layering pieces as well as quite a few of the stickers from the sticker sheet,  but did use a little more from my own add-on than on any other layout this month :
  • The black cardstock is from Stampin' Up
  • The doily is from the rak I received from Nancy (kittyscrapper) earlier this year
  • The wood veneer are from Studio Calico (potty people) and from the Citrus Twist July PL kit
  • The alphas are October Afternoon Daily Flash in Nightfall; I also used MME word stickers
  • And as usual, I am not sure which of the enamel dots are from the kit and which are from my stash (I suffer from a minor ... ahem.... addiction to enamel dots, and to wood veneer for that matter :)
The story:  The picture is not very clear because it was taken on a train, in a small overnight compartment.  There are shadows and also mirrors.  Before leaving on my backpacking trip, I bought a train pass valid for 6 months.  It was a steal compared to buying individual tickets once in Europe, and compared to any other mode of transport. The pass was valid for first-class train travel so on overnight journeys, I was entitled to a private compartment.  They are tiny, usually with a bunk type bed and a sink.  But on the train from Berlin to Amsterdam, I actually had a shower in my little compartment.  It was such a luxury. It was quite ingeniously made, like a sliding cylinder.  I could hardly move inside it but I loved it nonetheless!.

Here is the "found" 11th layout ... now I am really and truly done with this kit.  I will do a "kill" post on Saturday.  I really enjoyed working with this kit and have come to the conclusion that kits (well Scraptastic anyway) are definitely the way to go for me.  I will talk more about this in my "kill", or month in review post !

This layout is part of the Mont St-Michel, France mini series of layouts I did this month.  They are all about stairs lol .... I am kinda proud of the title on this one :

 You will notice that this layout uses my new found go-to design, with two 4 X 4 photos placed slightly askew on the page.  I used my last full sheet of patterned paper as the background.

Again, thanks so much for being here and I will "talk" to y'all on Saturday.  Hugs xoxo


  1. This is so gorgeous Moira. I love all the layering, one of my favourite techniques to look at. I love the second found one too, lovely bright colours and definitely a title to be proud of :-) x

    1. Thank-you so much Jennie !!! I am enjoying working with kits, they makes me use supplies I would not usually buy and push me out of my comfort zone :). I hope your return to work was not too brutal heehee :)

  2. I love both your layouts Moira - but you are really rocking that title on the second one. I am going to have to borrow that one some time. I think I have a picture that will work for some stairs at a lighthouse. Too cute. That black did really set off the layout, and made the colors really pop on your first layout. So glad I finally got over here to your blog to read your story. I signed up for Scraptastic this month, I had birthday money, and thought I would use it for that. I have wished I could for a while. Take care my friend.

    1. Thanks so much Roni!! I am not usually good with titles but lately I have gotten of couple of good ones LOL !!! I had never used black before as a background and I really did like the outcome. Happy, happy belated birthday my friend :) :).L... I really hope you enjoy the Scraptastic kit. Let me know. I find that I have not been buying anything else except for basic stuff like glue. So all in all I think it is saving me money (my story and I am sticking to it LOL). And I have been scrapping more. Take care my friend xoxo