Saturday, 2 July 2016

Layout #6: June challenge "Red"

For June's challenge on Craft Talk I chose the theme "red". I had a few photos I fancied for the page, but for all of them I knew I wanted a single photo page with a lot of white space so that the red subject stood out well. I made my final selection and started choosing papers on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme - it wasn't a conscious decision to do that, it just worked out very appropriate :-)

What I used:
Papers: Papermania "Portobello Road" 12x12, DCWV "The Paper Stack" 12x12
Embellishments: Forever Friends "Cosy Christmas" alphabet cardstock stickers, Papermania enamelled brads, Royal British Legion poppy, Papermania "All Aboard" Page Tabs
Tools & Colours: Marvy le Plume brush marker "cherry", Whispers light blue brush marker

Crafting Notes
  • When I was almost finished I decided I'd like a thin dark red outline around the page. Rather than fiddle around trying to centre the page on another sheet of card, I drew an outline with a brush marker and ruler.
  • The poppy on the page is a real Royal Legion poppy, but I can't guarantee it's the one Bob wore on the day!


  1. The papers work so well with the cute photo!

  2. Great page, love the design it sets off the image beautifully.

  3. What a fabulous page, love the idea x


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