Thursday, 16 August 2012

Hexagons and I Are Not Good Friends

I don't know what it is about hexagons but I really struggle to make them work on a layout. I see other scrapbookers effortlessly throw hexagons across their layouts and they look organic almost.  They look like they grew on the layout and the designer just worked about them. Whenever I use them they look awkward and a little ungainly.

I had this layout on the couch ( yes currently that is where I do most of my scrapbooking) for a couple of days. I cut three or four hexagons to start with and then kept adding more. I tried to tile them, make a flower type shape. Nothing looked right. In the end I went with a straight line with the visual interest coming from the use of pop dots on alternate shapes. It isn't exciting but the layout is finished and for that I am very grateful.

This page is primarily made up of pieces from MME's Follow Your Heart collection which I really liked. I framed the chipboard journalling box with some of the beehive washi in the new Summer of 69 kit that arrived at my house yesterday.  I bought a couple of add ons this month so I have plenty of paper to keep me happy which is probably just as well. I am away when the next kit is released and, at the risk of being set upon by rabid fans of Studio Calico, I am really not feeling the September kit. I have a few half used and one untouched kit still cluttering my desk so I will not be short of things to play with!

Back to the layout. This photo was taken in Geraldine on our New Zealand holiday. Aunty Anne was a very good sport about joining in with Scarlett. I think this was Scarlett's first try on a swing that didn't have any bars to hold her in and she was more than a little nervous. Although this trip took place in the summer time the summer this past year was rubbish. Scarlett wore jerseys and merino almost every day. It reminded us why we love living in the tropics!

My Dad is winging his way to Singapore as I write. Scarlett is super excited to see him again. They should have a lot of fun together.

I am planning to share some more of my Road Trip mini album tomorrow. I am really happy with how it turned out.


  1. I think you dd a great job with the hexis! I think I'm over the hexagon phase! Lol

  2. I too am not friends with hexagons, lol. I have been cutting them into triangles. Great page!