Saturday, 23 February 2013


I am so in the scrapping groove right now! I am making the most of every second as next week life gets busy again and I don't think I will have much time for me....never mind I am enjoying it while it lasts :0)

Today's lo is inspired by Challenge #31 at Color Me Scrappy. It'as a colour and layer challenge and you won't believe that I have chosen to go with this one!!  It has PURPLE in it!! When you see the photo you will see why this colour palette was perfect for my layout :0)

I have had a tub of Gesso in my cupboard waiting to played with and this was the perfect time to get it out....mainly to disguise most of the purple!!!

Not only did I layer up the papers but I layered up the hearts too!! The 'fireworks' are a TPC stamp in Cloud White Momento (the best white ink I have found) and a WRMK stamp glue stamped and glittered. Ali Edwards phrase stamp

Papers are MME Collectable Memorable collection, Websters Pages

This gorgeous overlay is a freebie from A Vegas Girl at Heart :) I converted the PNG file to an SVG file and cut it on the Silhouette. The calendar is part of a Studio Calico paper. The arrow stamp is my fave from a Heidi Swapp collection (you know the one Lizzy!)
and here is the colour palette:

 I know my background colour is wrong but all of the colours are in my papers and embellies :0) I could just about cope with a purple that was verging on blue!!

Thanks for popping in,

Ali x 


  1. Loving the painted background! Thanks for playing at Color Me Scrappy!

  2. This is almost messy!!! Lovely to see you playing in gesso:):) I've gotta get myself some of that white ink - it's SOOOO hard to get decent whites...I wonder why! And yes, I know that lovely arrow:):) If I get a Silly I'm gonna have to learn the lingo...PNG to SVG...I thought you were in Papua New Guinea for a moment????!!!!
    Lovely take on an un-fave's not so bad, tho & that layered heart makes it all worth it----LOVE that!!!!!!!!!

  3. Love the use of the gesso, I am with you , love wearing purple, don't like scrapping with it, but this looks great, your picture really pops and what gorgeous eyes the little one has

  4. Another great page! The blue BG with those blue eyes... wow! Loving the stitched heart. I'm snagging that idea on one of my next pages. Thanks for sharing with Color Me Scrappy!

  5. Love the gessoed background. Makes it look super artsy. Love the cute photo!

  6. wow, this is fabulously artsy!! love the paint, great idea to showcase that cute photo :)

  7. Very artistc layout!
    Thanks for playing with us at CMS!

  8. Beautiful page Ali.... love the gesso background, the layers, stitched heart and gorgeous photo.
    I have given you a Blog Award, pop over to my blog to find out more.
    Enjoy your week. :) Janice x

  9. Such an amazing page, Ali, and a wonderful take on this challenge. I love the pretty photo and your use of paint! Thank you so much for joining us at Color Me Scrappy!


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