Monday, June 30, 2014

The Scrapbook Store June sketch challenge with some FWAB

Found time to enter the June sketch challenge over at The Scrapbook Store. I’m still milking the photos I took on Mother’s Day and have combined some FWAB goodies with Kaisercraft Dream Big patterned paper and collectables.
I created the background using a stencil and texture paste. Then I stamped around the edge with a text stamp and peach ink. Finally, I flicked some teal spray around the outside of the texture paste.
I created a base piece for my photo to sit on using a strip of punched patterned paper and a sticker from the range. Then I matted my photo and placed on this base. I used a chipboard circular frame and then added my embellishments along the bottom. I used a couple of FWAB Elise burnt orange flowers situated amongst some Peterloo botanic flowers. I added some more chipboard and overlaid it with a FWAB Elise Silver Rhinestone Flourish cut up into two pieces. Lastly, I added a few of the Collectables from the range. Here are a few closeups.
And here is the sketch that my layout is based upon:
June 2014 Sketch Competition

Thanks for looking.
Judith xx

Monday, June 23, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches June 1st sketch

I've managed to find time to do one of the sketch challenges at Stuck?! this month.
I had a go at the June 1st sketch.
Here is my take:

Mickey Mouse seemed to one of the current trends around. DD bought a few Mickey/Minnie Mouse tops and Typo brought out a range of Mickey/Minnie stationary lines so I snapped up some. They were vintage looking so I gave my photos a 1960's look. I managed to persuade DD to wear some Minnie ears!
Here are some close ups:

And here is the sketch my layout is based upon. I rotated 90 degrees.

Thanks for looking
Judith xx

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Scrap the Boys June Challenge

The challenge over at Scrap the Boys this month is to scrap a photo larger than 6 x 4.
Here is my take using another photo from Mother's Day.:

I have a thing about paper straws at the moment and have been collecting lots of different colours. I thought they would go well with the photo to continue the lines of the steps.

Thanks for looking
Judith xx

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Once Upon a Sketch June challenge

Wow, it's been a busy month and this is only the first layout I have completed. I have picked up a few days work back at my old workplace so that has cut down on my time for scrapping.
Anyway, I've managed to do the June challenge at Once Upon a Sketch. Besides using the sketch the theme was "the best things in life aren't things"
I decided to do a page about dawn. It really is my favourite time of the day. This photo was taken at Lake Wendouree back in the summer when DH and I had the night to ourselves so got up early and went out to capture the dawn. I couldn't really express how I felt about it but found a poem which expressed things nicely. I also journalled about the experience on the back of my layout.
Anyway, here is my take:

And the poem I included:
Ecstatic bird songs pound 
the hollow vastness of the sky 
with metallic clinkings-- 
beating color up into it 
at a far edge,--beating it, beating it 
with rising, triumphant ardor,-- 
stirring it into warmth, 
quickening in it a spreading change,-- 
bursting wildly against it as 
dividing the horizon, a heavy sun 
lifts himself--is lifted-- 
bit by bit above the edge 
of things,--runs free at last 
out into the open--!lumbering 
glorified in full release upward-- 
songs cease. 
And some close ups. I am quite into the metallic look at the moment and went with lots of copper to complement the photo.

And here is the sketch that my layout is based upon:

Thanks for looking

Judith xx

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Scrap 365 June sketch

Today I have a grungy layout to share with you which I did for the Scrap 365 sketch challenge. This layout features a photo of my kids taken on Mother’s Day, one of the few days I can get them to cooperate in photo taking and I have used Mr Fox Kaisercraft collection again and some Flourish with a Bling. I created the background by stamping around the edge and included some copper heat embossing on the edges and in the middle of the page. I also used a stencil and added some metallic texture paste and finally I flicked some splotches of spray around.
I love how the white Elise flowers can be sprayed to complement your layout. I have sprayed these two with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Cattail Copper Brown. I also cut off some swirls from the Grace Pearl Flourish in Copper and added them to complement the flowers.
I also dotted a few individual copper adhesive pearls around the page.
And here is the sketch that I based my layout on.
Thanks for looking.
Judith xx