Saturday, August 18, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch

My goodness!! It has been close enough to three months since I have blogged...due to a holiday in Dubai with my family (who live and work there) and illness. Every time I go on holiday these days I seem to come back sick! Took six to seven weeks to get over what I had.
Anyway I have done some pages and challenges at last.
I so loved the sketh this month and I used the Graphic 45 Ladies Diary to do this layout. Am really happy with the way it turned out. I couldn't stop adding little bits and pieces to it. Also did lots of fussy cutting.
The music chippie is painted with pink paint and then covered with shabby pink embossing enamel. Love that stuff! Used texture paste and a mask on the background and then sprayed with mist. Also did some stamping around the edge.

A few close-ups

My journalling is hidden on the tag behind the dark die-cut and this is what it says.

Scrapboutique August Challenges

I have finally done some scrapping over the past weekend as I went away on two retreats...back to back.
The first layout is The Stash Stomper, where every month one of the DT gives us a criteria to use from our stash. I did actually cut these two die-cuts to use on my page.
Thanks Leanne.

The second layout was the Stylist challenge and provided by the lovely Karen Watson.
We had to use unscrapped holiday photos so I used these that I took at Niagara Falls in 2010.
Such an amazing place!!