Our "Scrappy" Friends!


Hello fellow scrapbookers!!! Welcome to "Lasting Memories" which is all about LAYOUTS!! Yes, JUST layouts! There are no cards allowed here. Find us on all the social media networks and follow us so you don't miss a thing. We have weekly themed challenges, but you have the whole month to get in on the fun! Our challenges begin each Sunday at 8am EST and all 4 challenges will end on the date listed on the sidebar at 6pm EST. At month's end, we will have a prize pack for one lucky person and choose a GDT to join us for a month! Enter all 4 challenges for 4 chances to win! One entry per challenge please! No back-linking is appreciated, for we would love to know that we "Challenged" you. We look forward to challenging you and helping you get your pages completed!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Creative Thinking With Melly - Creating a Layout With Simplicity

Welcome again to our second week of "Creative Thinking"!! This weeks host is Melly and shes going show you how to achieve "Simplicity" on to your layouts!

When Karen asked me to do this I was totally honored but a bit freaked out at explaining to you all how i make my layouts! But once i set my mind to it, I got there in the end!

When I start I always start with the pic or pics I'm going use and then pick my colours round about it! For simple layouts I (not everyone) think that it means solid colours or mostly white/colour background. So I chose a picture from my Wedding and matched the colours red, green and ivory.

I wanted to add a touch of something to the red background without making it fussy. So I stamped the background using my thistle stamp I used for my Wedding.

When I begin my layouts I always start by scribbling a few ideas down until i find the perfect layout for me! If you struggle with your layouts you can use some of our Sketches or even try a card layout sketch to get you started.

When I'm happy with my sketch, I lay all my pieces down before sticking just to make sure I'm happy. Once satisfied I stick it all together!

And here is the finished layout. I changed it slightly, adding extra ribbon and adding a butterfly as it was part of our Wedding theme!

I hope this wee post can help you all bring "Simplicity" into your layouts!

We can't wait to see what you all come up with and hopefully join in our Challenge! Remember this week for every friend you bring along that enters in our challenge, your name will go into a draw for some surprise candy from Nancy! So all you have to do is leave us a comment and let us know who your friend is.

Hugs Melly xxx

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