I used a sketch/layout taken from this month's edition of the Scrapbook Magazine (Issue 54), page 52 for this layout. The original layout from the magazine is by Ann Freeman who used 6"x6" patterned papers to show that to scrapbook you don't need to use 12"x12" papers all the time.I had some of the lovely black/white papers from the 'Wild Thing' layout I did previously (Glitz Design - Love Games) and I wanted to use this again so that it wasn't just put away with the loads of other 'off-cuts' of scrapbooking papers that I have. I played around with different variations of colours and photo's until I settled on this combination. The 'red polka dot' pattern is from that incredible selection from Echo Park 'For the Record' and I thought it went well with the monochrome layout. I used Bazzill 'Just the Edge' for the top right and bottom left of the layout and to finish it off I added that lovely chipboard flower (£1 for 5 from Poundland in the Metro Centre!). Unfortunately, I bought the flowers a couple of months ago and I doubt whether they will have any more in stock - sorry!
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