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Monday 8 October 2012

Rainbow Guides

Over on Scrapology this month we are challenging you to make a layout featuring rainbow colours.

Here is my second layout for the DT gallery, it features my girls, Emily and Catherine when they were enrolled as Rainbow Guides back in 1998.

This is the original layout we scraplifted by Steph Devlin

and this is our sketch.
I used a selection of seven Basic Grey Papers from several different collections, together with seven different coloured sheets of Bazzill and a sheet each of black and white.

 I gutted the black Bazzill to give me a frame 1" deep (12" x 12")
I used Martha Stewart Round the Page punch sets to add a floral border to the white Bazzill, and stuck this centrally over the black frame.
Using the black Bazzill left over I mounted my photo, cutting a fine border round three sides of the photo and using the border punch (from the round the page set) again to decorate the bottom edge.
Then I embellished with ribbons, buttons, liquid pearls, flat backed pearls, blossoms and embroidery threads. Creating and arranging flowers in the colour sequence of the rainbow.

I was taught this useful mnemonic as a way to remember the order - Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vein (red, orange yellow green blue indigo and violet).

I used stamps and punches by Stampin' Up and many other punches.
To add the date I used My Little Shoe Box tiny type letter stickers.

I had great fun making this page.
Please pop over to Scrapology 'R is for Rainbow' for more information about the challenge and to see what other members of the DT created.


  1. Another super layout Lynn and such a sweet photo. :)

  2. What a beautiful riot of colours and details gorgeous layout very striking and unusual.


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