“Collect Moments” by Tina Ollett

“Collect Moments” by Tina Ollett

Hello and welcome 49 and Market friends. I am back here with you today to share my next project titled “Collect Moments”.

“Collect Moments” by Tina Ollett
“Collect Moments” by Tina Ollett

I am often asked about the photographs I scrapbook with. And a lot of the time the questions are about quality, etc. Most often the photos I use are the run of the mill everyday photos. Most are not perfect as I am not a photographer and have never taken a class. I love to use the photos that to me mean something personally. And this photo is one of many taken from our family trip to New Zealand a couple of years ago now. We found this gorgeously beautiful park that backed onto a hotel we were staying in at the time. The girls and I spent an hour or so in the park just walking, exploring but also taking and posing for pics. I remember it being a little chilly and extremely windy. The leaves from the many trees were falling and the girls were playing amongst the leaves, throwing them up in the air. At one stage they were piggy backing each other and the giggling was contagious. This photo was one of many but one of the many that were not blurred due to the laughter being had by myself hence shaking of the camera. These two are so funny when they get together. So this was the before pic. Every one after that was seriously blurred. So the next time when you are thinking about not using a photo because it really doesn’t seem to depict anything evident, rethink it. Sometimes it is always the simplest of things that mean the most. These two sharing a moment on a park bench seat was for me a special time that I will treasure always and I do hope it is evident in the layout.

“Collect Moments” by Tina Ollett

For the project I kept it fairly clean. A little stamping on the background paper of “The Forgotten” from an older collection called Scents of Nature. I used two sheets of this. The second sheet was used for the backing and matting of my portrait photo. I did a little distressing of this paper and added in some board amongst the layers to give it a little added dimension.

I used lots of beautiful chipboards from The Dusty Attic to frame my photo and bring the layout together. They were coloured using Distress Inks.

“Collect Moments” by Tina Ollett
“Collect Moments” by Tina Ollett

I decided to use a pack of the Laser Cuts from the Tattered Garden Collection. I used all but a handful of these gorgeous laser cuts. And so simple to do. They pop out so easily and are a fabulously easy addition for any project.

I added in more layers using gorgeous Sky flowers from both the Wildflowers and Country Blooms collections. To break up the blue and greens, I also added in some of the teeny tiny flowers from the Garden Seeds in Cotton flowers. And there you have it. A simple and easy to complete scrapbooking layout. I hope you enjoyed my project.

Products I Used:

Scents of Nature – The Forgotten
Tattered Garden – Laser Cut Outs

GP-85564 Gabi's Ethereal Stamp Set
Gabi’s Ethereal Stamp Set
Wildflowers - Sky
Wildflowers – Sky

Country Blooms - Sky
Country Blooms – Sky

GS-86240 Garden Seeds - Cotton
Garden Seeds – Cotton

Other Products Used:
Dusty Attic Chipboards
Liquitex Gesso
Distress Inks Gathered Twigs, Weathered Wood, Black Soot and Rusty Hinge
Liquid Pearls Avocado
Paper Clay
Lace Mould
Artifical Moss
Coconut Fibre

Stay tuned for more inspiration from the Design Team coming your way very shortly.

Thanks for popping by.

Check out Tina’s blog for more of her work!