Monday, 15 October 2012

October at the CG Scrapbook challenge

This month for the CG Scrapbook challenge we have the theme of Autumn and a wonderful sponsor with some lovely digi scrap kits for us to use from Stamping Dragon Designs. Now if like me you go DIGI ahh no and run and hide don't be scared as I will talk you through how a comitted paper scrapper who can't craft without getting messy can still use the gorgeous digi kits out there to create a hybrid page :)

Here is my page as you can see I was not literal with Autumn but adapted it to what I wanted to use this kit with, this gorgeous picture of my Nan who we sadly lost a few months ago;

To start with I decided I wanted to use the pretty frame that came with the kit and using photo editing software I added it to the photo. It is very simple to do all you need is to use your photo as the background then create a second layer and add your frame (or other element) to that layer. You can then size, and move the element to how you want it. Whilst you are fiddling with it don't worry if your photo in the background looks blurry once you are done it will sort it self out.
I printed out two of the pretty papers onto to normal printer paper and used some deckle edge scissors to pretty the edges up. The well what I call "The Bookmark" lol, the lady stamp and the boot (times 2) I printed onto plain white card as I knew I wanted to fussy cut them and pop them up. The "Bookmark" and lady stamp were simply cut out but the boot I had printed twice and cut out the rose on the second one to give an extra layer and dimension. I added a paper doily, Butterfly (it's a hat pin bought for £1.50 from a local haberdashery then the pin removed) and my title from my stash.
I am now far more confident to use some of the fabulous digi kits that are out there and hope you visit our sponsor and give them a go too x


  1. Love your layout, you have some lovely little pieces in there.

  2. Hi Michelle, you have a great way with the layouts.
    This looks so precious and a wonderful scrapbook story.
    Love it!

  3. I love this vintage layout of yours!! :D

  4. This looks great, I especially love the boot and rose, they are a lovely detail! Sorry about your nan, you must be missing her, I'm missing my granny who died in January. x