One Layout Design – 12 Magathon Months!

Throughout 2017 I created a border design layout for Magathon using the stamps from the latest issue of Creative Stamping that we were working with. I thought you might like to see how productive I was!
I started the year with my first border design “Cheers“. I used lots of the tiny images to create the border, all stamped in black and white.  I sprayed inks in the centre and all the embellishments were made with the stamp set! The January collection: What Ever the Weather was great fun to work with.
In February the stamp set ” Truly Scrumptious” was full of sweets so I created a jelly baby border and lollypop embellishments for my  “Sprinkled With Fun” layout featuring my sweet niece Laila.
In March I went back to a black and white border using the “Handmade With Love” stamp collection for my layout “SEW Handmade“. No ink spraying this time, but the stitch stamps in the set were perfect for my background and corners.
In April the L’aquarelle collection include this pretty butterfly so I created a double frame using distress inks and then created a rainbow border of butterflies. I loved how this turned out.
I water coloured the butterflies with my zig pens.
And I couldn’t resist using the dragonfly for a second border design “My Wildlife Pond” with some of my pond photos. I stamped the dragonflies with pearlescent Brilliance ink so they shimmer!
I used the playing cards in May for “Good Times” using the Enchanted collection. I simply masked the king and queen playing card image to create my border design.
I used the Sea View collection to create a double stamped border for my June layout “let the Sunshine”. I used coloured inks when stamping the images so this was surprisingly quick to make.
In July I used the Timeless Moments collection to create this layout featuring my dad, “Stationary Engine”. This month I used pan pastels to colour and create the cog borders. I started off with just cream card!
In August we used two magazines. Creative Stamping comes out every four weeks rather than monthly so everyone had the choice of either, or both!
The Sprinkled with Love Collection was full of cooking images so perfect when you have a daughter who loves to bake. I created a tone on tone border this time, and used the images for the embellishment and journaling tag  with “All I Want For Christmas”.
The Garden Retreat Collection had loads of summery images and I used the top of a tree with Kaleidacolor inks to create this border design. I added a frame made with patterned paper this time for a change.
In September I used the Colours of the Season collection for my layout “Cuttlebrook”. I used the small leaves that came in the collection for my border plus I made a double inner frame. The tree, banner, pine cones and words inside the banner are all stamps in the set.
I used a kaleidacolor ink pad to stamp the leaves with which gave a lovely multi coloured effect:

In October the Away in the Manger collection was perfect for some festive photos I wanted to scrapbook. I used the versatile musical swirl and blue ink with blue card to create the border. I then used the small Christmas lights stamp to create a second smaller stamped frame for the page.
To tell the story of “The Sound of Music” I added a hinged photo mat and more photos:
In November we used the Christmas Sparkle Collection and I didn’t create a border design! However, I was very pleased with “Christmas Sparkle & Joy” as it used lots of the images!
And I also created “Pantomime Fancy Dress” that included lots of gold heat embossing, and photos taken in 1994. I’m the cat!
In December we used the Vintage Spring Collection. I really loved this branch of blossom so used it for my border design to frame a central photo!
But this time it was side 2 of a double layout “Greek Retreat”:
It has been great fun recreating my border design each month with each new set of stamps. I am rather pleased with my latest design using the current “Life’s an Adventure” set. If you are a scrapbooker you will find heaps of inspiration every month at our Magathon sessions with at least four different layouts created by the team!

4 thoughts on “One Layout Design – 12 Magathon Months!

  1. Diane Collier

    Thanks for putting those together on the blog – such good, clever ideas to be reminded of. Roll on next week’s Magathon.


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