Friday, January 12, 2018

Queen's Staircase Layout

Hampton Court again. I chose this sketch from Sketches in Thyme because the diagonal angle reminded me of the staircase I was scrapbooking! The elements cascading down the page create another diagonal that hopefully reflects the theme of the layout as well. I decided not to include a large title because it felt like it would upset the balance of the other elements. Hope I made the right choice!
Wild Asparagus papers (MME)
Cranberry Sunflower papers (KMA)
Cashmere cardstock
Garnet ink
Black marker
Love Always journaling spots
Lucky chipboard assortment
Spring Blossom Just Blooms
Craft buttons
Heartstrings heart sticker
Mocha Opaques pearls
Scrapbook Stitches Deep Red embroidery Floss (MM)
Blue embroidery floss (DMC)
Blue ribbon (from my stash)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Clock Court Layout

I'm always on the lookout for multi-photo layout sketches, so I was delighted to see the January 1 sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap! Since my pictures were larger than the ones featured on the sketch, I had to make a few adjustments to the sketch, but I'm pleased with how it came out.
Make It Count stamp set
Ivy Lane Level 2 papers
Bamboo, Ivy Lane Green, Cocoa, Barn Red, Colonial White & White Daisy cardstock
Bamboo, Flaxen, Fern, Smokey Plum, Coca & Black ink
Antiqued Copper brads
Gold alphabet stickers (Recollections)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: postage stamp frame, flourishes, title block, scalloped border
Cricut Artiste cartridge: clock
Cricut Wall Decor & More cartridge: owl, crown

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Henry VIII's Kitchens Journaling Cards

Yesterday I shared the layout I had created featuring photos from Henry VIII's kitchen at Hampton Court. Of course, we took many more photos than those I included in the layout, so I'm adding a photos storage page between the two pages. I didn't have quite enough photos to fill one side of the page, so I added some journaling cards to fill in the extra spaces.

The first card used Sketch #89 from Sketches in Thyme PL Style. I changed up the shape at the top to go with the circles on the patterned paper.

The next card used Sketch #93, also from Sketches in Thyme PL Style, but I turned it upside down to fit the blank space in my photo. This was actually a horizontal photo, but I trimmed it to fit on the 4" x 6" cardstock.

The final card  didn't use a sketch, but I tried to stay with a similar style. After making three of these cards, my admiration for pocket scrapbookers has really increased. I found it much harder to get creative three times than just to scrapbook on one larger canvas. Pocket scrapbookers, you are the bomb!

And here's the completed pocket page with the journaling cards inserted.
Alphabet Solos C, I & Y, At the Aquarium & Tiny Typewriter stamp sets
Magic Moments level 2 papers
Saddle, Dutch Blue, Cocoa & Colonial White cardstock
Saddle, Dutch Blue, Cocoa & Tuxedo Black ink
Dutch Blue marker
Coffee marker (Zig)
ShinHan Touch Twin markers

Friday, January 5, 2018

A Dainty Dish Layout

It seemed appropriate to pull out an old sketch and old papers to scrapbook this layout of an old place. For those who are thinking their outdated kitchen needs a remodel, here's proof that newer isn't always better! The layout title comes from the children's song "Sing a Song of Sixpence" - "Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?" Since being fat was a sign of wealth, I'm not sure how dainty some of the dishes prepared in Henry VIII's kitchen were, but others were masterpieces of subtlety.
Recipe Box & Vintage Type stamp sets
Magic Moments Level 2 papers
Walnut Stripe paper (Bo-Bunny)
Saddle, Dutch Blue & Colonial White cardstock
Cocoa, Saddle, Dutch Blue & Tuxedo Black ink
Dutch Blue marker
Coffee marker (Zig)
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Twill ribbon
Blue embroidery floss (DMC)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title shape, tag
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 42 (reversed)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Chapel Court Gardens Layout

The January 1 sketch from Let's Scrap inspired me to use banners and divide my page in half for this layout of the Chapel Court Garden at Hampton Court. I was originally going to use striped paper for the strips across the top and bottom of the sketch, but the miniature garden scene was much more enjoyable to create! I only used the left side of the sketch, but the right side is so fun I hope I can come back and use it this month.

Their sketch:

My layout:
Floral Kit papers & stickers (KI Memories)
Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, Baby Pink, Thistle & White Daisy cardstock
Sweet Leaf & Chocolate ink
Chocolate pigment ink
Shin Han Touch Twin markers
Flamingo dot
Clear embossing powder
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: branch, birds, grass
Cricut Artistry cartridge: flowers

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tudor Times Layout

My first layout of 2018! I have never been very good at heritage type pages, so all these historical photos from Hampton Court are challenging for me to scrapbook. However, on this layout I knew I wanted to create a look rather like portraits hanging on wall paper, and I think I succeeded. Covering up a large portion of the patterned papers helped tone down the look, and I sponged the edges of all the cardstock in Chocolate ink so it didn't look so new and pristine. I had a lot of journaling to include, so I printed it out on the computer rather than having to write it all by hand.
For those interested in history, the portrait on the top left is Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the one on the right is Francis I of France, and the small oval portrait is of Anne of Cleves, Henry VII's fourth wife. Facing this page in my scrapbook will be a pocket page with pictures of other portraits we saw, so I included them in this post.

Margaret Beaumont, Henry VIII's grandmother
Henry VII
Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII's mother
Henry VIII
Edward I, Henry VIII's son
Portrait of a Man in Red. His identity is unknown, but this picture is unusual because men of the time were seldom painted wearing all red. Black was a more typical choice.
That's Amore Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Chocolate & Blush cardstock
Chocolate ink
Chocolate brads
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: flourish, decorative photo mat

Sunday, December 31, 2017

A Royally Dysfunctional Family Layout

I was originally going to title this layout "Young Henry VIII Tour," but I stumbled across a challenge at More Than Words to use the word family plus numbers on a layout, and I thought it would be fun to create a tongue in cheek layout about Henry VIII's dysfunctional family! Enjoy.
Silhouette Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Black, Bamboo & Colonial White cardstock
Black ink
Black marker
Gold metallic marker
Black Shimmer Trim
Black & gold brads
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, scalloped border
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 38
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart Pun Intended (I'm not positive the use of "royally" is a pun, but it certainly is a play on words); More Than Words Family + numbers

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Base Court Layout

We took tons of pictures at Hampton Court, so I decided to scrapbook a selection of them traditionally while placing the coordinating photos in photo storage pages, thus saving me lots of time! Here are a few of the base court, the first courtyard you enter after proceeding through the main gateway. I love how the Clementine papers I used pick up the beautiful tones of the buildings and also provide some contrasts so the photos stand out against them.
Live Inspired, Felicity Alphabet & Spot On Backgrounds stamp sets
Clementine Level 2 papers
Creme Brulee & Cashmere cardstock
Creme Brulee, Cashmere, Saddle, Twilight & Sorbet ink
Bronze Shimmer trim
Blue Enamel &Glitter Dots
3-D foam tape
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #142

Friday, December 29, 2017

Hampton Court Layout

It was a real treat to go to Hampton Court Palace since I had read so much about it. Seeing the actual red-brick towers brought to life the stories I had read but had trouble picturing until then. For the layout, I chose the sketch I had created in September for Splitcoast Stampers.

The Sketch:
My Layout:
Dreams, Chairs to You & Victory stamp sets
Florentine Level 2 papers
Bamboo, Autumn Terracotta & Cocoa cardstock
Cocoa &; Twilight ink
Cocoa marker
Bronze ShinHan Touch Twin marker
White gel pen (Sakura)
Bitty Sparkles
Cricut Wall Decor & More cartridge: monograms, crown
Cricut Art Philosophy: lowercase title letters
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch17Sept

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Going Underground Layout

One of the great things about London (at least to this Los Angeles resident) is that you can get just about everywhere using public transportation! Combining our oyster card and our London Pass got us even to such far flung places as Hampton Court for a day's sightseeing. We took several photos of the Underground, but only a few came out, so I scrapbooked them using a sketch from The Studio Challenges, turned on its side and featuring two 4' x 6" photos. I had lots of fun with the design, especially the arches that represent the underground station.
Distressed Backgrounds stamp set
You Rock Level 2 papers
Champagne, Olive, Ruby & White Daisy cardstock
Goldrush, Olive, Outdoor Denim, Chocolate & Desert Sand ink
Chocolate marker
Outdoor Denim baker's twine
Ruby chevron washi tape
London Stickers (Stickopotamus)
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title, large arrow
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: small arrow, tag