Scrapbook Layout – Look Who’s Turning 1

Today I have a scrapbook page to share with you about one of my favourite old friends. He may look like my Tommy Kitty but this is my lovely Sooty on his first birthday back in 2006. Some of you may remember him from way back then ūüôā

I used the colours from the photograph as inspiration for my layout. I wanted the main colours to be shades of green with hints of black and purple. You will always have great results if you take colours from your photos and use them with your papers and embellishments.


I think I threw almost every technique onto this page. I started with watercolouring a wash on the whole page with Mossy Meadow ink. I kept one side darker and gradually lightened the colour towards the other side. I then did some background stamping with the leaf stamp from the Number of Years set with Pear Pizzazz ink.

The papers I used for layering were from the Pretty Petals Paper Stack (6×6). This is a great example of how 6×6 papers can be used on a 12×12 layout. I have trimmed them so they span across the page with the gaps underneath the photograph.

To complete the page I stamped leaves and fussy cut them out and punched out some flowers. The black centres of the flowers were made with a journalling pen and finished off with some Crystal Effects.

I made the number 1 from the Number of Years stamp set and used the co-ordinating die to cut it out. I then layered this on top of 2″ circles and some really thin gold thread.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s layout and if this has inspired you to make your own version, I would love to see what you have made! And as always, I can be contacted if you have any questions about the products, techniques and general crafty enquiries.

Helen Xx

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