Friday, 5 April 2013

33 Years and Counting!

I thought you might like to see  my second DT post for the eclectic Paperie blog. For this I've been thinking way outside of my comfort zone and produced my very first scrap book page! I can't believe I've been crafting for so many years and not done any scrap booking, could be the start of something new. The page is in celebration of our 33rd wedding anniversary which just happens to be today! I've used this photo of Graeme and I as we are about to cut the cake. We're both laughing and as I recall, ( well it was a long time ago) we had a lot of laughs that day. We celebrated at home with all our family and friends and partied long into the early hours. OK so back to the layout. I started with a piece of chip board and sealed it with Studio Gesso, I then used a Wendy Vecchi  Dots and Stripes stencil, with  Embossing Paste to create texture
Once dry, I painted the board with  Paper Artsy Fresco Paint firstly in Sage and then over painted with a colour called Concrete.
Here's a closer shot of the Clip Board and Large Postage Stamp die cuts I used to mount the photo. These new Alterations dies are brilliant and I was pleased to find that they worked in my Cuttle Bug. I finally mounted them onto a distressed piece of paper from the gorgeous Authentique Renew pad. 
These flower embellishments were painted with Antique |Linen Distress paint, and the  leaves were free hand cut from a piece of  gorgeous Kraft Core Paper.The flourishes were cut from a Cheery Lyn die and embossed with gold embossing powder and given a coat of Perfect Pearls powder before heating again, just makes it a little more subtle. So there you have it my my first scrap book page. Most of the lovely supplies I've used can be brought from the e P store, so if you're inspired to try any of the techniques I've used, hop on over to here and stock up.


  1. This is so very pretty I can't believe it is your first ever scrap page. I love all the layers and textures it gives it so much depth.
    Happy Anniversary

  2. Two big congrats...first on your first page and second on 33 years...WOW!!! What an accomplishment! Gorgeous page! I love the flowers and clipboard!

  3. Happy Anniversary Toni and Graeme. You are a lovely couple. Love your scrapbook page and clock. You never cease to amaze me with your fabulous talent. Sandy

  4. Great layout. I particularly like the way you used the clipboard diecut

  5. Fantastic post!! Totally inspiring, also congratulations on the Anniversary! :)xxx

  6. Fantastic post!! Totally inspiring, also congratulations on the Anniversary! :)xxx