Monday, 7 April 2014

Summer Bliss.

Scrapbooking trends come and go and we all love to try the new techniques and products to see if they work for our style of crafting. Some products have come along and stayed for the long haul, others have been more short lived, but what is trending at the moment?
Some of my favorites are -
Texture Paste,
Brush Script,
Washi tape,
and Polaroid style frames.

This month at Challenge YOUrself we are challenging you to scrap about YOURSELF and use at least THREE trending products/techniques on your layout.
Here is my trends layout, and the photo shows me enjoying some relaxation by the pool with my second favorite pastime - reading.
The trendy items on my page are - washi tape, hand stitching, wood veneers and brush script.
I was totally cowardly when it came to the brush script and wrote it onto some cardstock and then cut it out before adding it to my page. I certainly couldn't trust my handwriting enough to brush straight onto my layout!! (It took about a dozen attempts before I was happy with the results!).
With the hard bit out of the way I could relax and enjoy adding the other trendy embellishments. I love these wood veneers stars from Studio Calico.
I don't think washi tape will ever go out of fashion!
Here is a close up of my wibbly wobbly hand stitching!
I know we all have our favorite trends and us girls at Challenge Yourself  would love to see those photo's of the fabulous YOU scrapped with your go-to trends. So please join us this month in front of the lens! 
There is lots more trendy inspiration to be found at the ChallengeYOUrself blog with details of how to play HERE
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to get some scrappy time in even with children and hubby home for a fortnight!


  1. I love the brush script. I need to try it. I would have done the same thing, doing it on another piece of cardstock. It looks great though!

  2. Just beautiful.... Lovely work and pretty colors!

  3. Still totally loving that brushwork on the title! And you're absolutely right- life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful. Perfect is boring anyway! ;-)

  4. Ha ha, perfect holiday photo. I absolutely love that pink floral paper, can you remember what it is? Well done for getting so many trends on your page, it looks fab .
    Karen x

  5. Such a great page, Keri! I love, LOVE your script title! So cool and creative. Your layout is amazing!

  6. Kerry great layout so fresh and fun! Really love what you did with the brusscript Im going to try it