31/01/2012

my sort of sketch...

Those of you who know me and my scrapbooking style, you will understand why I fell in love with the current sketch over at The Colour Room.

I didn't have any intention of using the colour pallette too, as I don't usually go for what I call 'Valentines colours' but as I started putting the page together, the hints of red and pink fit in nicely :)

So here is my take on both the sketch and colour pallette...


I lightly spritzed white cardstock with pink chalkboard glimmermist, which is a light, pale shade, then randomly stuck a mix of white Thickers under where the photo and embelishments would be. This emphasised the 'reading' theme.

26/01/2012

Take 2...

Just a quick post to show you how different two layouts can look from the same sketch. If you read the post below, you will see that I used a sketch from Scrap 365 to create my 'Your Eyes' layout. So here is my girly take on the same sketch...

...and this is the sketch that I used...
As you can see I changed the uniform grid of photos to a more decorative cluster of framed photos, and for the groups of embelishments I used blossoms and leaves. Lace around the edge provided a border to hold it all together. I left out the journaling as this is an element that I do not usually include anyway, and I thought it would make the page too crowded.

So its back to Papermaze tomorrow to try to get some more of these orders out, so I hope you all have a fab weekend x

25/01/2012

A Confession and a Challenge...

First up I want to scream from the rooftops...I HAVE SCRAPPED FOR MYSELF!!! and I loved every minute of it! The past six months have been tough for me at home and this has really reflected on my concentration, motivation and creativity. Scrapping has been limited to DT work only, and in all honesty I don't believe I have been creating to my full potential either.
However...things are looking up and I'm back and ready to make up for lost time!!

My confession is that i needed a kick start to get back into the swing of things, so I scraplifted a layout. I have never needed to do this before, and I do feel like I have 'cheated' but if you saw the layout I used...i'm sure you would be inspired too! It was a beautiful page in the back of one of the Scrap365 magazines by Kim Woods. I absolutely adored it, and so used the basic composition to create this page...







I have changed the colours, and many of the embelishments, but I still cannot take full credit for it.

And a challenge? Well this was another way of me trying to get back into scrapping for fun. I saw a sketch challenge the same Scrap 365 magazine and decided to have a go. It looked like quite a busy sketch, which as you know is not like me usually...I like my white space! But I think I managed to compromise, leaving embelishments to a minimum so that the focus is mainly on the photo and journaling...






So know while the little ones are in school, I am going to have another shot at something creative...wish me luck :)

22/01/2012

Update...

Since I last posted saying that I would hopefully be back soon, I have had this to contend with...
...yep, both of my two managed to cover the Xmas hols with chickenpox one after the other! Along with oliver having a chest infection, and me...well, lets not go there yet!

BUT...I have been scrapping now and then. I recently decorated a printers tray for Papermaze





And this page was one I did for the Papermaze monthly crop which was held yesterday...

Simple, but the flowers took a while! I have also been doing lots for the Scrapbook Magazine, which I cant show you right now but I am really pleased with what I did :)


Today I got an hour or two scrapping aswell...for me!!! I have almost finished a page which I just need to put a bit of stitching on then it will be up here...yay!!