Monday 13 January 2014

Monday Moment


The beginning of a new week and already a third through January.  Can't believe how the time is flying!

Today I want to share my title page for my 2014 scrapbook album. Last week there was an amazing sunset when I was travelling home from the supermarket, but wouldn't you know by the time I found somewhere to pull over it was almost gone. But I took a shot anyhow as the sky and clouds were pretty amazing too.  I know it's a bit backwards to be starting an album with a sunset photo, but there's absolutely no chance of me being up in time to catch a sunrise and the shot seemed to capture my feelings about accepting things as they are - my mantra for 2014.

I used the colours from The Memory Nest's Make It Monday January challenge as they seemed to echo the colours in the photo pretty well.  I also managed to get both the twist elements on the page - a stitched sun burst and a chevron inspirational quote.  At one stage I was going to leave it there, but after walking away for a while I came back and added flexmarker shadows to highlight the stitching, a little handwritten journalling about my hopes for 2014 and buttons to frame and draw the eye down the page. Now I'm satisfied with the overall look and ready to share.

Alpha: AC thickers, Hugs corrugated letters
Pen: flexmarker, linen
Quote: found on pinterest & background made using my digi supplies
Embellishments: buttons from my stash

Thanks for dropping by today.



  1. I love, love your sunburst and what a wonderful photo. Thanks for playing along with us at The Memory Nest.

  2. This is a lovely page, and the photo and journaling are awesome!

  3. Just great design, awesome! Love the way you left so much white space, love it love it!

    Thank you for playing along with us at The Memory Nest <3

  4. Very pretty page. I loved how you did the white space. Thank you for playing along at the Memory Nest.

  5. Love your mantra for the year Jane - will try to adopt it myself and not overthink things. Great photo too - I miss Lincolnshire's big skies x

  6. I love how clean and refreshing your page turned out! The stitching adds such a wonderful texture. Thanks for joining in on this challenge at the Memory Nest!

  7. Great take on the challenge. Love your stitched sunbursts. Your picture is great with the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at tMN!!


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