Today I have a layout to share with you for Sketch #134 at Sketchabilities. This is my last sketch as a designer for Sketchabilities as my second term is up. I have had so much fun creating with Karan’s sketches over my two terms and will miss creating with these sketches. I am looking forward to seeing what the new design team create and hope I will have time to play along with some future sketches as a participant.
Righto this fortnight’s sketch
And my take -It is a nice coincidence that my layout features a cricket photo of Liam considering the Cricket World Cup is on right now. This is Liam on his first game of hardball for cricket this season all kitted out. It has been a bit of a challenge for him to bat this season with all the gear on but he has had a good season none the less. I have used lots of Amy Tan Stitched and a bit of Plus One on this one… along with a misted background to make the colours in the photo pop!
I hope you can play along with us for this sketch — If you would like to have the opportunity to be a Featured Designer and to go into the draw for the Sponsor Giveaway please be sure to link your layout no later then March 13th on the bottom of the designer reveal blog post.
Today I am sharing my second creation for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the Sugar & Spice Collection. The photos on my layout are of my girls taken on the first day back of kindy/creche/school and I love how adorable they both look. I am excited to see how much they grow up over the year. I was saying on my CVS blog post that I take heaps of photos and Instagram them and I love the square look photo – it is probably one of my favourite style of photos to scrap. Here I have two photos of the girls and have done a grid design. The colours in patterned papers of Sugar & Spice were are perfect match with my photos and I love to layer patterned papers on my layouts. Here, I have created layered squares under my photos and then balanced out the layout with two journal cards (But you could so easily add more photos onto this design).
Then I went about adding some cute embellishments – the sticker sheet is really easy to use – the stickers stick really well but also are easy to move and place in exactly the right spot without too much drama either. I loved combining the flower stickers with the wood veneers and how cute is that little banner!
I flipped it over and as I had more landscape photos and used a gorgeous colour combo of gold navy and pink with a hint of kraft!! This is Aimee and Indigo at Paint the Earth painting their money boxes. They both loved doing all the painting and we then we went out for a hot chocolate and fluffy afterwards. It was nice to spend some time just one on one with Aimee and her little friend.
Please be sure to link your layout on the Sketchabilities blog no later then Feb 26th
to have a chance at a Feature Designer and our Sponsor Giveaway!
Today I have a layout to share with you that I have created for Color Stories Inspiration #154. This one is quite different for me but I loved this photo of my girls and one of their adventures on our Christmas holiday to the caravan.
And my layout:
Evidence: Wood grain (wood veneers) and Stripes
Testimony: My journaling is on the back. But I used the prompt word ‘possibilities’ “The possibilities are endless when you are running wild and free on holiday. Here Aimee and Taylor spent hours crab hunting on the mud flats with friends. I love the opportunities that camping brings to explore new things and have adventures. The possibilities are truly endless…”
Details:Products used: Hip Kit Club November Kit, Heidi Swapp Favourite Things, Fancy Pants – True Friend, American Crafts Amy Tan Stitched Thickers and Maggie Holmes Open Book, Freckled Fawn
Thanks for stopping by today. If you do get a chance come and play with us at CSI for this challenge they are loads of fun!
I’m beyond excited to share that I am part of the inaugural Design Team for the Australian Manufacturer Cocoa Vanilla Studio! Here are my fellow designers – I’m honoured to be part of such a talented international line up!
Zoe Pearn is an amazingly talented designer who has previously designed collections for My Minds Eye and KaiserCraft. Her new adventure: Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s has two debut collections Flying High (for the boys) and Sugar & Spice (for the girls). I know both of these collections are going to be super fun to create with…
Please ask your local scrapbook store to get these in.. for me.. I can’t wait for mine to turn up so I can get inspiring you all with all these yummy goodies.
Today, I’m sharing a layout with you for Color Stories Inspiration. Case File 153: This file is pretty on trend with colour themes in recent kits I have purchased as well as some pieces of the ‘Stitched’ collections by Amy Tangerine and several bits and pieces from lots of different Maggie Holmes’ collections which I have used on my layout too. My take on the case file:
Evidence used: Circles and Texture Paste
Testimony: Document a milestone – this layout is about Taylor having her 4 year old immunisations and being so brave about it. To celebrate we went out for icecream and fluffies afterwards just the two of us.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have enjoyed my layout share today.
I’m excited to share with you my layout for the first sketch of 2015 for Sketchabilities!!
We are doing a Cross Promo this reveal with WW1 (White With One)
This months colour over at WW1 was Placid Blue!
Here are the instructions for linking up your take on this Challenge The basic instructions for anyone that has not played along before is: - White + the challenge colour, which for January is Placid Blue. - These are the only 2 colours that can be used.
– You do not have to use white cardstock as the background colour but your layout needs to be at least 85% of white PLUS the one specified colour (Placid blue) AND black can be used (approx 5%) for journalling/stamping or accenting but it is not to be the predominant colour on your page
If you need to see the rest of the rules, just check out the WW1 Blog
Be sure to drop on by WW1 and check out what their team has done!
And my take:
close ups:I hope you can come play along with us for this awesome challenge!
To be in to have a chance to be a Feature Designer you need to ensure you have linked your layout via the Sketchabilties blog no later than Jan 28th.
Next up is a layout for Color Stories Inspiration. We have started a tradition of a decorating the tree photo shoot of the kids which I just love doing. The color palate for CSI 150 was perfect for showcasing a photo from the shoot.
Evidence: arrows and holiday accents.
Testimony: Document the holidays. We have started a tradition of taking a group photo of the kids when we start decorating the tree.
I had trouble with some of my blog posts pre christmas and the pictures weren’t loading properly – have no idea why that was happening and it was near impossible to blog when not in wifi and on slow 3g and so I am going to try and post some posts up again and fingers crossed wordpress decides to play the game.