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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Runner Up!!

I decided to enter the annual competition run by Scrapbook Magazine to find the Scrapbooker of the Year.  The competition required three layouts to be submitted by the end of October.  I spent a lot of time creating my pages and was really pleased with them so I was feeling cautiously hopeful that they would be good enough.
Finally, at the end of November I got a mail to say that I was one of the nine runners up!!  I don't know how many entries there were but probably quite a lot as it's a one of only two dedicated scrapping magazines in the UK.   I am really excited to have been selected and so this is the first of the three layouts which I can now publish on my blog!

And this is the stash I won!!


I used many different techniques to create this page - too many to list, but this was the start of my new idea to try to get the photograph to blend into the background.  I did this using a combination of molding paste, paints and inks and white embossing. 

The flower sprig is by Prima but the other flowers were cut from old music and an old magazine page (the colours of the advert were perfect for my scheme) using the Tattered Florals Die and the Tattered Flower Garland Die.

I'm going to enter this page into the following challenges so I hope they all like it too!  x

Fashionable Stamping Challenge 38 - Surprise Us
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Opus Gluei - Challenge 147 Free For All
Simon Says Stamp and Show - The Totally Mad (Anything Goes) Tea Party
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything Goes.

Hope everyone has had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year and that your 2013 is everything you would want it to be.  x


  1. Congratulations!!! this is a beautiful page, I LOVE the background you created, Debi x

  2. Beautiful- the colors are outstanding! Congrats on this High Honor!!!

  3. Congrats!!!!! What a wonderful stash you won, but then look at the beautiful LO you entered!! Well Done!

  4. Alexa, it's fab!!! Can't wait to see the others, but this is really lovely. Beats my Narnia!!!! :-) TTFN Ruth

  5. BIG YAY! That is wonderful news! COngrats! Kim

  6. Congratulations its a gorgeous page.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Congratu8lations!! Your page is gorgeous, you could not have done anything more perfect to show off your lovely photo! Thanks for joining in with us at Opus Gluei!!

  8. Wow this is such a gorgeous layout love how you incorporated the photo into your background! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

  9. Congratulations on your win and such a pretty page!
    Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei :-)

  10. Gorgeous Alexa & congratulations!

  11. congratulations, your layouts are wonderful

  12. Congratulations on your layouts!!! They are beautiful! I really love your flutter by layout. So gorgeous how you incorporated the photograph into the layout and fused it into the colorful background! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

    This is such amazing news, you must be buzzing.
    Gorgeous layouts.
    Have fun with all that new stash :)

  14. Congratulations on your runner up prize - big yay! But it's no surprise really as your page is stunning! Your photo blends in so beautifully with the background and embellishment - fantastic work! Thank you for joining us at the FSC! xx
    Ps. And you've got a new follower now! Double yay! :)

  15. Gorgeous... I love how the photo emerges out of that glorious background, and the floral embellishing is fantastic! Congratulations on your runner-up prize (good looking stash), and on publication - fabulous!
    Alison x

  16. Oh, Alexa, what a gorgeous LO! No wonder they chose you... it's stunning! Love how you combined stamping with all the layering. Congratulations!

  17. Hi Alexa, Congratulations and what a stunning page, Love the colours and all the layers.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.
    Avril xx

  18. Wow congratulations on your well deserved win - your page is a real stunner! Thanks so much for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  19. Oh my goodness! This is awesome news and how wonderful is that prize! Well I can see why you would be in the running, this is gorgeous! So many beautiful layers! Congratulations and have a wonderful week! Hugs!

  20. Fantastic page and thanks for joining us at SFTW this time.

  21. Sorry I am late catching up with your news but HUGE congratulations, this is so well deserved and an accolade to your wonderful work. I love your layout and hope to see it irl one day.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  22. Congratulations Alexa it is beautiful! We will still have to catch up as would love to see you craft. am off to Bordorgan again in April for the Art Journalling weekend. take care Nikki ps am on holiday next week ?! Nikki


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