Saturday, 12 January 2008


I've been feeling a bit depressed today - it often happens to me at the weekends as I guess I'm just on a buzz all week so that I can get through. Feeling a bit dumpy and miserable. The same thing happened last weekend, so I created this layout to try to get the feelings out. Its another of those layouts which aren't exactly the best subject matter but are important in telling people about yourself too.
Its called Down, and is a really simple layout made by printing my photo on acetate and then using white acrylic paint to make a background and border to the page. The title was made by using BG chipboard as a mask, and I used Autumn Leaves stamps to decorate and create a journalling block. Finally, a few Papermania pearl brads (my favourite!) completed the layout.

Its not the tidiest or most accomplished layout in the world, but I actually quite like it - its different to my normal style and I'm going to try and do a few more pared down pages in the future if I can, just to challenge myself a bit. Trouble is, I always look at a page and feel the need to fill it - I just don't know how to stop!
I've been doing a bit of DT work this weekend, so no more christmas journal pages to share yet, but I'm determined I'm going to get the last few up to Christmas day out of the way, so check back for more in the next few days!


  1. Well I hope you are feeling better, I always get that down feeling about 10pm on a sunday.....I hate my job and I never want to go back on a Monday!
    That layout is so fab, I love it! The DT challenge blog I design for is on the look out for a new member. I think you should try out!I love your work. Check for more details.

  2. I have been visiting your blog for a bit now, not sure I have commented before. Sorry you are feeling down, but I LOVE the layout - does that help? We all get that way at times, and maybe this will be good because next time you feel this way, you will remember that is was only temporary.

  3. I really love your page. Hope you feel better now.

  4. I love it Chloe! A great example of 'real' scrapping, about ourselves, about the more difficult sides of life. You've inspired me.

  5. Chloe, you will have to submit the down layout and I also really like the picnic one in your slide show. I guess it is just personal choice, so just choose the ones that make you happy!
    Good luck if you enter.