Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Sketchabilities #93

I'm playing along with sketchabilities and I am using the colours form Jill's challenge from docrafts.
I choose a layout about Zen, my old friend that sadly went missing leaving many unanswered questions to this day all I can hope is that he decided to move in with a new owner and hasn't come to any harm.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

sketches in Thyme sketch 114

I'm playing along at Sketches in thyme and here is my final entry for June's series of challenges. Look forward to the next series of challenges in July.
 I decided to make a seaside layout using the Papermania Capsule Collection Lincoln Linen paper pack. I have a habit of hording my stash so the challenges are helping me get through it.

I used the Urban Stamps Postmark, and Stamposaurus bunting stamp sets.

Sketches in Thyme Sketch 113: Found Nemo

I'm playing along with a series of sketches from Sketches in Thyme @ this is my second entry and is from my vacation to Great Yarmouth. we always visit the Sea life centre to look at all the unusual fish.
 I used Basic Grey Granola with Amy Tangerine yes please paper packs for this project.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Scrap Around The World June Challenge

I am playing along with the June challenge at Scrap Around The World and for this challenge I was inspired by the colours on the mood board and the bunting on the sketch. You can enter here As I was working on this project the colours inspired me to create a love themed layout something I don't do normally.

 Local markets are a good source for buying textiles and other materials that you can use on your layouts.
 I made the title using a large button and left over letters from various kits, I covered the v in ribbon to match the colour theme.
The bunting I cut out of some fake leather material from my stash to add texture to my layout.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Sketches in thyme sketch 115

im playing along with a series of sketch challenges at Sketches in Thyme
I went and visited a tudor farm on my week off because it was something I hadn't done before. The weather in may wasn't very  good it was cold with torrential showers.

I bought these mulberry flowers from Poundland which would be the UK equivalent of a dollar store.

 I had a lot of chipboard alphas from an American crafts kit but found that there wasn't enough letters to make words with them so I coated them in gesso and painted them with acrylic paint to match the colour theme of my layout.

Friday, 21 June 2013

The Memory Nest June Colour Challenge month's colour challenge at The Memory Nest. Here is my interpretation of the colour challenge and yes its another layout about Gizmo. He likes having his photo taken .I decided to try a capture details about his personality because he's not your average cat and he plays up a lot but i don't always capture these moments on camera. one day i will.

the stamp I used to frame the photo is from Kaisercraft and is called botanical.

Guilty Pleasure

 I'm playing along with this month's sketch challenge. the theme is guilty pleasures.@ Whenever i go to the seaside i have to try their fish and chips, its one of our holiday traditions and being by the sea you know that the fish is fresh.

i decided to try out my new Kaisercraft 36 clear stamp and use up some old stash Ive had for years. for some reason i seem to have an endless amount of stash hidden away.
Washi tape has become my latest craft obsession so expect to see it on everything.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Life paper scrapbook june sketch challenge

im playing along with the June sketch challenge at Life Paper Scrapbook and  i decide to make a fun layout using my photos from my holiday to Great Yarmouth last year, The last weekend of our holiday was The out there festival and we went around the resort watching the different performances.  you can play along by clicking this link
 i covered the edges with gesso and then using a Bo Bunny distressed textures stamp i covered one side with different coloured poke a dots.
 i use Papermania Happy Days  papers and cut out the tickets.

 The stickers are from Paper Chase