Monday, 19 September 2011

Fringe benefits

I have a plan - a cunning plan.

It is near impossible to take photos of Amy now, she hates me snapping away and finds all manner of excuses to avoid being papped, she is nothing if not inventive in her evasiveness.

But she did say I was 'allowed' to 'steal' the photos she uploads to her facebook profile, so now, every time she uploads a new pic I purloin away mwahahahahahaha

I always used to struggle with the concept of white space. Everyone who knows me also knows I am a 'more is more' kind of girl when it comes to scrapbooking, but, I have embraced the challenge and actually started to rather enjoy the practice of leaving a little of the page naked.

All the yummy crocheted flowers have been kindly given to me by my bessie mates Anita and Nicki who are both brilliant at making them, I am pants ! I tried, I honestly did, I failed, miserably I did !

If this photo and page looks a little familiar in style to the two previous layouts I have completed with Amy on them -  that is by design. I am not becoming lazy in my old age and repeating my pages. I am intending to complete a full album of layouts, all in a similar vein. I even have a name for the album - Face Book -  see what I did there.

I have also finished my ATC's for  The Stampman for October, get me -  so organised, it surely can't last !

The gorgeous lady adorning my ATC is Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong (January 3, 1905 – February 3, 1961) was an American actress, the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American to become an international star. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.

The little coins were a gift from Anita, thankyou xxx
The oriental letters are a stamp I received free on the cover of a Craft Stamper.
The background was created with a blend of distress inks,  overstamped and embossed in gold
The image was googled and printed on photo paper.

I am just putting the finishing touches to my new workshop which will be taking place after the scrapbooking classes on saturdays for the next four weeks, I should have some photos to share tomorrow.


  1. A gorgeous layout and a beautiful young lady. Love the idea of getting photos from Facebook!

  2. Oh I love your layout Tracey, gorgeous colours and those crochet flowers are stunning! I tried an failed miserably making those too LOL!!! Love the striking red, gold and black of your ATC's too! hugs, Jane x

  3. What a gorgeous page - especially love those crochet flowers - they add beautiful texture.
    Lovely to visit your page!
    Take care

  4. Ah!! Lovely layout, and such a beautiful picture of Amy.

    I love your act's too, I can't wait to receive one.

  5. Lol, I meant atc's (stupid phone!!).


  6. beautiful page and ATCs. the previous post of sunday scrapbooking is gorgeous the color.

  7. First of all Amy is gorgeous! Gets that from you I think.
    Your pages are always beautiful . I love the crochet flowers. Makes me want to dig out my hooks and make some. With practice you will get. Relax! I have been crocheting in earnest since I have be 14 I started at 6. My adopt a Grannie was an excellent teacher and she couldn't read a pattern. All were made by her. I love your ATC's. Time is flying it's almost Christmas must get my cards made YIKES.
    Keep Well, Chris

  8. Lovely photo of Amy. Love the simple but gorgeous layout. Less is sometimes more.
    Can't believe that we can be so organised with our atcs, I think you've done this theme proud, it's beautiful.


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