I really love a lot of the courses Craftsy have to offer and I’ve been wanting to try out the layouts taught by Paige Evans in the course “Patterned Paper Play” for quite a while but with how hectic my work schedule has been lately, my crafts – especially my scrapbooking, have unfortunately been put on hold.
I have annual passes to Australia Zoo that expire in January 2016, so I wanted to make sure I got back there before they expired and thought young Ben would enjoy having an outing and some photos and gifts to show and tell when he got back to school. So off Ben and I went with my partner to Australia Zoo on the 17th of December.
For this layout I used Basic Grey Scrapbook paper. All papers were loose that I have received in a few orders from Basic Grey when they do their warehouse clearance boxes and the beautiful bright neon green coloured paper bordering the top and bottom is from the Basic Grey B-Side Collection and is called “Hey There” and the main grey background paper is from the Basic Grey Sunkissed Collection and is called “Palm“, which I ordered these papers when Basic Grey had their Black Friday sale.
I chose two of the favourite photos of the day. We all really enjoyed the dinosaur sculptures at Australia Zoo and we didn’t get to see all the dinosaurs last time we went, so it was good to see something we hadn’t seen. We actually saw quite a few things we didn’t see last time, deciding to take a different route and there’s so much to see and do there that the annual passes I think are really good value; I think there’s too much to see and do in one day.
I used an assortment of stickers, die cuts and washi tape from different collections but all except for the washi tape are from Basic Grey. I believe the I cut a green sticker in half and placed one at the bottom of the left-hand photo and the other half at the top of the right-hand photo and that was from the elements sheet from the Vivienne Basic Grey Collection. The “Fave”, “Yes” and the arrow stickers were from the Highline Collection. The “Fave” and arrow were from the Elements Sticker Sheet and the “Yes’ is from the Title Sticker Sheet.
The date/location sticker, the hello sticker and the best day sticker are from the Basic Grey Hey You Collection and the red chipboard title letters are from the Basic Grey Paper Cottage Collection.
I finished up with some journalling using a white pen along the edge of the torn paper after the “Jurassic Fun” title. I really love how this one turned out and how the papers and colours look with each other and I can’t wait to get it framed to gift to Ben.