Card: crumb cake, confetti white, pool party, soft suede, calypso corral, more mustard
DSP: SAB Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: soft suede, more mustard
Stamp set(s): creative elements, sweet shoppe lower alphabet
Ribbon: pool party ruffled ribbon, SAB calypso coral everyday enchantment organdy ribbon
Accessories: chipboard, alpha die, petal cone die, big shot, scallop circle punch, circle punches, sponge, clear buttons
A few weeks ago, I decided to have a go at the current JAI scrapbook challenge. The challenge was to just add hidden journalling or memorabilia. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to scrap some pics by brother took while I was in hospital recently.
The journalling reads: On the 23rd May, 2012, I had emergency surgery to remove a brain tumour. The surgery went well but I was dizzy & unsteady on my feet for a few days... My brother & his partner came through before the surgery & he just had to take these shots a few hours after surgery, when I came out of recovery... It's special to have this record of where I have been & what I have experienced. I'm amazed at what I have come through!
I was chuffed with how this layout evolved as it took ages to work out...! I love the SAB DSP, and I added some soft suede sponging around all of the elements to add some depth and texture. The hidden tag was a challenge as I usually add journalling that you can see on my layouts. For this layout, though, it lent itself to hidden journalling because of the personal nature of what was happening. I love how you can process stuff like this through scrapbooking! I found it was very therapeutic to put this layout together - I have more pics of my hospital stay to scrap, but I wanted to do these first...