Monday, 9 August 2010

And we are off!.......

Today sees the launch of the Scrapology blog and we hope you will pop along and see what we are about...and hopefully decide to join in :)
I am thrilled to say that Lynn chose one of my layouts for the first months inspiration, which is 'A is for Aperture.' This is the original layout I created here

and this is my scraplift version of it. It did feel a little odd lifting my own page and I decided to put a different spin on it by using semi-circles instead of starbust points and also by using one oversized photo and interlinking it with a second smaller one.....

I used some older stash which was quite good fun and it got me rummaging through my boxes and discovering some good old favourites( scenic route) that I think will be appearing over the coming months ( I am sure we are guilty of having a small stash mountain, you know the kind...filled with papers that we just HAD to have at the time and then didn't use!)
I coloured some clear crystal swirls using my Promarkers to achieve the colour I wanted and also added some Prima blooms and E-line Pearls.

The Starburts are so easy to make and can be made in ANY size, to start with all you need to do is choose your photo and find something to either draw round, or if you have a compass use that.... and then decide what portion of the photo you want to see through the aperture. Its best if you use double sided paper or you can use cardstock ( otherwise when you peel back the points you will get plain white showing if you use just single sided paper
Once the size aperture is chosen you need to decide where on your layout you want them to appear, remembering that once you cut and peel back you need to have allowed space for the turnovers.

Take your circle and divide it into a pie shape with 8 sections....

then simply slice the lines and peel back the sections....

and pop your photo behind.

And that's it! We would simply LOVE to see your take on this theme.You can link to your blog, or email us with your LO.
Details on the blog --- Scrapology --- come and check us out.

thanks for taking the time to look

warmest wishes Anita.xx


  1. Fab layouts Anita, I really enjoyed doing the class that I missed last month yesterday but now need to get my thinking cap on as to how to do a scraplift based on that theme.

  2. Fabby los Anita :) Must put this on the to do list again, as I loved the effect it had on an 8 x 8 lo I did

  3. Oh Anita

    This will put me on a guilt trip to doing some layouts but they will definietely pale into insignificance next to yours LOL!

    Love both these layouts and it really helped having your little tutorial too ;-)

    Sarah x

  4. Thanks for the detailed instructions along with your lovely layouts and inspiration Anita. x

  5. ooo love this thanks for showing the technique