The 3 Take That 'Shine' scrapbook pages are a bit of a departure for me as i usually like to go for a very clean simple style. The entire feel of the song as they perfomed it just didn't fit with that style so it was time for me to try something new. I'm glad i did and i am pleased with how it's turned out.
I wanted a really bright coloured floral 12x12 paper to use for the base of the page but couldn't find that paper that was "just right", so in the end i started with a dcwv 12x12 plain sky blue cardstock that has a slight texture to it. To get that mad floral feel, I used my new alcohol inks and (of course) my promarkers to dye some plain white paper flowers into a wide range of colours. I then added some card candi to the centre of each flower in a contrasting colour. I already had a selection of bug themed peel-offs that had come from an old qvc kit and they worked really well too. I used my alcohol inks to add a bit of colour to the butterfly peel-offs and stuck them onto some ironed angelina fibres before cutting them out. The colours and iridescence matched the dancers in the photographs really well. I put the caterpillar peel-off onto some bright pink card as during the song, Mark Owen actually rode on the back of a giant pink caterpillar- it had to be recalled somewhere in the pages!
I'm not usually a big fan of journalling and i know its something that i should do more of and, as it was a new style of scrapbook page for me, now seemed like a good time. I wanted to incorporate the Take That logo in my pages, so I made myself an acetate stencil and then used this as a guide for my journalling shape. It did take quite a lot of careful planning of what to write, but i think the end result was worth it.
As the pages were so well packed with detail i kept the photos quite simple just matting onto a contrast colour card and then attaching to the pages at straight angles to make them stand out against the 'busy' background.
The pages took me ages and as i've now got 57 others to do i can see that the scrapbook isn't going to be completely finished for quite a while!!!
(we'll not mention the million other 'projects' that are in the pipeline too!!!)