Thursday, 29 May 2008

Je ne sais quoi...

Today I thought I'd share the layout that appears in this months Scrapbook Inspirations magazine. It was for the feature which used to be the Sketch Challenge, but now involves taking a piece of inspiration from the main designer's layout too. In my case, I had chosen to copy Shimelle's use of the same photograph twice on one layout, but converted one of mine into black and white. Its a bit of a whimsical layout really - my mum had recently bought me a little black beret (it was still February at the time!) and I'd had lots of lovely compliments on it. It got me thinking about how many hats I've had over time - I really love wearing them - and thought I'd do a layout to record my new beret but also my love of hats in general.

Because the main subject of the layout was my beret, I immediately decided to go for a French themed layout (original, I know!) and had the perfect kit, my January one from Cocoa Daisy, which was really handy as I didn't have that much time to get the layout completed and I was trying to design my class for the cybercrop at the same time. I wanted to go for a bit of a French vintage feel crossed with New Wave chic. Not sure I totally managed that, its more vintage than New Wave, but I think it kind of works. Those Autumn Leaves Freestyle alphabet stamps are just the best, I wouldn't be without that stamp set now.

Tomorrow, I'll share on here my Florence mini book, but if you want to see it before then the whole thing is on the Scrap Paper Scissors blog already, so go and have a peek...


  1. That's lovely Chloe. The papers are gorgeous. I really must get some of those stamps - been thinking about it for about the last year!

  2. LOVE the lace too - just spotted that. That's what's so nice about your work - so much to take in!

    Meant to say too that I'm reading the Kate Atkinson book atm. Have you read 'Behind the Scenes...'? Love that book.