Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Daddy's girl

I spent December in Sydney with my family to celebrate my little brother's nuptials and Christmas all together.  One of the wonderful things about this visit was being able to sit around with family both immediate and extended and reminisce over old photographs and fun times gone by.   Living so far away now I don't get the opportunity to see my aunts, uncles and cousins regularly anymore which I really miss.  However, this trip and time together gave me the kick up the tail I needed on my return home to get back to my scrapbooking of my own life project that I've been ticking away at for a few years now.  So, I was delighted to find on my return home a package of goodness from Molossi which included this gorgeous chippy title - Still Your Daddy's Girl

Immediately I knew I wanted to use it on a layout of photos of me as a child with my Dad.  

I kept the treatment fairly simple for this layout as the photographs already had plenty going on and I wanted space for handwritten journaling.  I’ve simply used a sheet of white cardstock which I added faux stitching around the outer edge to.  The paper is from Kaisercraft and I’ve used a Martha Stewart border punch down the right hand edge and then inked the entire sheet.

One photograph I’ve cropped slightly smaller than the others and this one is actually mounted on foam tape, the other two adhered directly to the patterned paper.  Die Cut stickers from the same range of papers from Kaisercraft is mounted on foam tape with some organza ribbon tied around the base, the branches and birds simply adhered direct to paper.  Add some flowers and bling from Kaisercraft and a flower paper clip from Bella and a few snippets of ric rac and the basis of the layout is complete.

The chipboard title,  Still Your Daddys Girl , from Molossi needed little attention as the beautiful differing fonts make it stand out on it’s own.  I’ve simply painted this in black acrylic paint and adhered to the top right of my layout.  I think you’d agreed it is the first thing your eye is drawn to and hopefully tells the story of the layout.

With a fine black marker I have then handwritten my journaling in the bottom right corner of the layout.
Here's the end result - thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Hi Jo, how is everything going? I hope the kids are settled back into school and things are going well for you.. so good to see you are scrapping and this looks wonderful.. love the chipboard title... Take care.. xx lizzy

    1. Thanks so much Lizzy - yes all back to the real world now and into the busy time of playing taxi to the kids and loving it. Nice to get back to scrapping too - Look forward to popping over to your blog for some inspiration to keep me going xx