Friday, 2 December 2011

LayOut for "the Robins Nest"

Morning my dear blogger friends..

Today I wish to share a LayOut (LO) that I have made for "The Robins Nest"  DT call.
It is an American shop: but they also have the blog (link above) where they run challenges, blog hops ect..

Here is the LO that I've made:

What I used:

  • Papers from DoverCraft, by Kate Knight, Called "wild blossom"
  • Ribbon from stach
  • Chip board letters
  • "Me to You" outline letters, coloured with pink Promarkers
  • Tag die from Ellison
  • Gems and LOTS of glitterglue

What I did:

  • When I scrap, I always start with my photo. I decided that I wanted to use the big main picture, but also the 2 smaller ones. I decided to keep the LO simple as the paper itself is quite a statement, with the big flowers.
  • I first cut out the square of the pink paper and distressed it with a distressing tool. (an open pair of sissors will do the job)
  • I then added the pictures but keept the sides open to slip the ribbon under, which I did next.
  • I then cut out the flowers from a second sheet of the same paper. I shaped the flowers over a bonefolder to get them to lift of the page, and glued down just the center.
  • The flower in the bottom right corner, I snipped a bit so it fittet snug under the picture.
  • I added the "stop" and made the litte tiles "and smell the roses" using an offcut of the second paper. I coloured in the  the letters on the sheet and once dry, stuck them on to the tiles.
  • I cut the wee tag in the bottom left corner, using it to add the date and occation of the pictures, and tugged it under the picture.
  • Lastly I added the few gems and LOTS of glitterglue to the flowers..

The story behind the picture:

These pictures was taken in 2009. They show myself and my son at the wedding of my sister-in-law. Michael was pageboy and he looked so handsom all dressed up. The minute the last picture was taken, he tore of his jacket and his tie off so the pictures are very special indeed.

Now I hope you all like my LO but THANK YOU very much for stopping by my blog and for all comments. They are much appriciated.

Hugs, Marleen xxx


  1. OMGoodness Marleen this is Stunning! Your son sure did look like a handsome dude! Beautiful layout and love those flowers!

    Linda xxx

  2. that is gorjuss, love the colours so much, great layout xx

  3. Oh its STUNNING .. !! Thank you for taking the time to share with us ..

  4. Gorgeous!!! I really need to do more scarpbooking, but just don't have your talent for it xx

  5. I love those flowers Marleen - they are gorgeous.

    Catherine x

  6. wonderful layout, thanks for your submission for the robin nest dt.

  7. Very sweet. Love the colors and the way the flower petals curl up. Your son is such a hansom little guy. If you get a chance I'd like to invite you over to my blog to say hello, would love it if you would consider becoming my newest follower.
    Take care, Lori

  8. Lovely layout huni, love the colours and you look so pretty in these photo's
    Lindsay xx