Tuesday, 12 June 2007


This is my latest layout, Tied. It is a bit different from my normal layouts in that I chose to use more than just one big picture (I am trying to branch out a bit, much as I like that format). In this instance the small pictures are actually close ups from the large one. The quality isn't great but I wanted to get across the idea of the three of us (me, my sister and brother) being tied together and I didn't want to use shots that weren't from the same event as this would have affected colour etc.

The layout is quite simple in terms of paper and arrangement - just one sheet of the gorgeous Stella Ruby paper (I think this one is called Drinks at the Savoy) which I painted and then sewed to the background cardstock. The photos have had their edges painted rather than being matted - I'm quite into this slightly grungey look at the moment, probably harking back to my Art A-level days when I just loved playing with acrylic paints. I mounted the smaller ones at angles and then set eyelets down the side, which I threaded twine (from the packaging of a 7Gypsies mini-book!) through to give the effect of us being tied together. The other embellishments, some of which came from the latest Little Silver Hat subscription kit, are just arranged around the layout to add balance. I used a mixture of primas, buttons, pearl brads and some Fancy Pants chipboard flowers which I painted to tone into the layout. The title is also painted chipboard.

The journalling reads:

I will be forever tied to you two by our shared memories (good and bad) and by the wonderful childhood that our mum and dad created for us. We may have our ups and downs but I know that bond will never break. Love you X

I enjoyed making this layout, the elements came together quite easily unlike some. I would quite like to have entered it for the competition, but as I said yesterday, you have to draw a line somewhere and I am still happy with the ones I did enter.


  1. Hi Cloclo

    The 12 x 12 papers are imagination project, Gin-x, Kaleidoscope, Chatterbox and wild asparagus??

    I am really pleased, especially with the stamps, some were only a couple of dollars, ordered them from www.Self-addressed.com

  2. I love this page, flowers are lovely, its a really good idea zooming in and using the photos from the original photo. Going to try that one x