Wednesday 5 December 2012

My Favourite Month of 2012 - July

Hello friends,

Welcome to a brand new month, a month that is, ironically, the last month of 2012. As a celebration of 2012 - which has been a great year for all of us here at Lulupu, we have decided to dedicate our posts to our favourite month in the year and create scrapbook layout. (See more details about our challenge here.) But then again, we don't like to keep our challenges simple. So we decided that we will embellish our layouts using patterned papers to the maximum and avoid ready-to-use embellishments. Here's what I decided to do.

From the eleven months that have gone by this year, I picked July. July this year was special to me because I got engaged to my childhood friend (and love interest for a major part of my life - but that's a story for another time ;) ) 

I took two pictures from that day and went crazy with patterned papers, literally. And because I wanted everything to be in sync, I chose a white background so that I could play with colours without having to worry about anything clashing.

For me, the easiest thing with PPs is to create banners and I love them because they are easy to make, look really cute and you get to use your scraps!! How many times have we trimmed 6x6 papers to a smaller size? Too many! And that leaves us with strips of these beautiful papers - some 1/4", some 1/2", some wider. So I thought, why not put them to use? So I used some thin and some wide strips of numerous PPs and went overboard with the banners. But it gave me a colouful array of cute little embellishments on my page.

I pierced two holes in each banner and joined them with black & white twine. I then mounted them on foam squares and dressed the whole page with it.

Also, when I'm making scrapbook pages, I love a little stitching around the edges. So I used the Sew Easy - Scallop Stitch Piercer and stitched along the edges of the page.

Here's a look at the different elements of the page before I show the whole thing! ;)

This is the top left corner of the page. You can see how I went crazy with the banners. I also used Washi Tape along the edges in some places just to make it look like it is the golden tape that is holding things in place.

A little to the right of the first picture and slightly lower, I combined pieces from two different 6x6 papers and made it into a calendar where I wrote all the dates in white, except my engagement date! :)

To the right of the calendar and again slightly lower, I added another picture (that now makes the whole arrangement a L-R diagonal) and added a few more banners and PP cut outs.

To the top right, I added thickers - Amy Tangerine, Stickers - Echo Park, Happy Days Collection Kit and Studio Calico's wood veneer birds. I also stamped little hearts in Memento's Lay Bug Ink. I first stamped the image, and then stamped it again without re-inking to get a lighter image and once again, I got a little too excited and did that all over the page. :P

To the bottom left, I did some journaling. And made a few mistakes that required writing over with white ink. :(

Now that you have seen the page in bits and pieces, here's the whole page.


 I hope you guys liked this and are gearing up for this month's challenge. It is interesting and I'm sure going to have fun making another page for my scrapbook. :)


  1. wow love love the layout Nikita! Beautifully done! The pictures are just perfect!!

  2. Lovely layout...beautiful use of PPs...and awesome pics :)

  3. Awesome page.Love the stitching and the banner and the cute story....but most of all love the birds.Thanks for inspiring us.

  4. love love love your layout! :) esprically your little story there.. made me smile..

  5. Congrats on your engagement and all the very best for the future! The layout is really beautiful...

  6. beautiful Nikita!! Stay blessed!! and I loved the layout...its sooo soothing :)

  7. Congratulations on your engagement, beautiful layout with beautiful couple

  8. Congrats on your engagement.

  9. Congrats

  10. Fabulous peeps in a fabulous LO! such a beauty


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