Thanks to everyone who has been posting me links of their layouts that tell a story. I indicated that I would love to share some with you, and I will be dedicating a few posts over the next couple of weeks to showing you some work that has caught my eye.
Today I would like to share with you some layouts by Natalie Elphinstone. Natalie is a regular reader of my blog and I've gotten to know her scrapbooking style over the last year or so. I love her quirky heart-felt approach.
Nat just recently returned to work as a doctor, after a period of maternity leave. In her layout "how?", she's journaled about how much she's loved spending a year off with her girls. Nat writes on her blog that she loves sunrays and goes on to explain that she's created those on this page with some Glimmermist and a handmade stencil. I love the clouds and the kite too :).
This next layout "Bird Soup" tells the story about how one day Nat found her daughter outside brewing up a muddy concoction in the bird bath. Nat writes on her blog that it was just like a scene out of Macbeth, lol. The concoction was actually soup for the birds to eat. Layouts that capture these little stories about our everyday experiences are amongst my favourites.
This is another layout with heaps of journaling. Natalie wrote that she got a bit sentimental while creating this page, as it deals with her impending return to work. The design of this page caught my eye: both the gorgeous hand made floral embellishment and the way Nat's spread her journaling over the three luggage tags. This is a great way to break up the writing on what is a pretty journaling-heavy layout.
And finally, this page. The journaling tells the story about Nat being away on an all-day course on Mothers Day, and having her daughter ring her up and telling her "Mummy, I love you and I'm never going to stop." Awww. What a beautiful memory to record.
Thanks for giving me permission to share your work here, Natalie.
I'd love to see any other pages you've all created lately that tell a story. Remember to post them here, by 10 September, and be in the running for a package of scrapbooking product (Aust residents only).