Friday, 15 February 2013

Big Love

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to Guest Design for the lovely Denise at Scrap Africa this month!! The post is up on the blog at the moment... There are loads of wonderfully talented ladies there too, who would love to hear from you, I'm sure...

The theme was to use hearts as your main accent - so much fun! I took this 'selfie' of my kids and I on a recent trip to Sea World. The colour from the enormous tank already gave the photo a great colour, which I just tweaked it a bit.

I wanted to do something a bit different, so I tried splitting the photo into three sections, tucking the pieces into some cuts I had made in the Studio Calico 'Hey Day' patterned paper. I've also tucked a couple Kaisercraft Wooden Heart flourishes into the slits in the paper.

My Cameo and I are such great mates... How gorgeous is this little playing card! You can grab it at the Silhouette store.

I've used another Kaisercraft 'Love' flourish and kept it 'natural', to tie-in with the woodgrain in the paper.

A little love letter to my children is tucked into an Amy Tangerine vellum envelope. The paperclip die-cuts are from the Silhouette store.

Products used: Studio Calico Hey Day pp, White acrylic paint, Amy Tangerine 'Ready Set Go' vellum envelopes, Silhouette Store die cuts, Kaisercraft Wooden flourishes and Cardstock Alphas, Elle's Studio tag, Photo corners, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan sticker

I also wanted to thank you all so much for your lovely comments - they really make my day!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. was so awesome to have you GD for us this month!!! I absolutely love thise layout and love how you did the photo and also tucked the hearts into the paper! Really so creative! Love the colouring of your photo and the layout too! Everything is just perfect! Thanks for supporting us, I truly appreciate it! ;-)

  2. Your work is truly awesome. Am an avid follower of your blog from the otherside of the world.

  3. What a gorgeous using of a combination of photos and papers!
    Bright and vibrant colors - LO's energy is simply transferring from the screen to me!

  4. Chantalle, congrats on the Guest design spot!!! This is such an adorable layout and I just love the little quirks you've added with the silhouette pieces.

  5. Love the way the bright colours make this such a happy looking layout. The paper you have chosen gives it a wave effect so appropriate for the Seaworld photo

  6. Congrats on your guest DT spot!
    fabolous layout - love how you have played with the background paper - cutting up the photo and tucking it in behind the cut out patterns looks awsome! And that little envelope is just too cute!

  7. Oh my freakin god ths totally rocks, I'm soooooooo lovin your photo effect

  8. Wonderful layout!!!
    Fantastic design :))
    Love the details and the hidden hearts :D
    It was great to have you GD for us this month :*

  9. Я уже знакома с вашим творчеством :)
    Вот теперь ближе !!
    Ваши странички запоминаются самобытностью , неповторимыми приемами в оформлении .

  10. This is a really cool LO, love the way you cut the photo and layered it...great desing

  11. Love the way you cut the photo, the layers are great, Cool lo and awsome desing

  12. Hi Chantalle! So nice to see your page at Scrap Africa and congrats on the GD role :) I really loved how you did your photo. TFS!


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