Saturday, 21 January 2012

The Sketchy Challenges DT - Kellie's Sketch and a layout for a challenge!

 Woohoo!!  It is time for another challenge at The Sketchy Challenges and this fortnight we have a fabulous sketch by Kellie!!  I'm so excited about this particular week because, as you can see, I have created a scrapbook page and for the first time am entering a scrapbooking challenge with it!  One of the things I have promised myself for this year is that I am going to do more scrapping and mini album making - for one thing, it makes me kind of sad that I create so many cards that simply sit in a box once completed - it seems sometimes like a waste of time and embellishments and sometimes kills my mojo :( - another reason is that I have all these photos and keep hoarding extra special embellishments for scrapping and then don't do any scrapping LOL!  Anyway, this is my first layout of the year and hopefully I will keep up with it (at least until the album hubby bought me for Christmas is full LOL!).  I am entering my page into the Bird is the Word challenge as I managed to use this month's word "remember"!!  This gorgeous paper is one of the papers I've been hoarding as it would be such a shame to cut it into pieces for a card.  It is from Panduro Hobby and was perfect to match the cardigan in the photo and bring the colour out a bit more as the photo is soooo old!
 LOL - can you guess who the cutie pie in the photo is??  Yes, it is me :)!  I am about 20 months old here.  I have a copy of this photo from my Mum as one day when we were looking through the old albums we were astounded by this photo and my daughters complete resemblance to it!!  My daughter thinks it is a picture of her LOL!  I didn't want to cover up the flower in the corner of the paper so have cut around some of it's petals to slide the photo behind it.
 I have added a selection of flowers from my stash - the crochet flower and wooden button are from The Hobby House and I thought it was perfect to tie in with the chunky cardigan I'm wearing!  The rose and blossoms are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaf and glitter rose are by Prima.
 The gorgeous tan and red velvet rose buds are from Webster's pages.
 The  patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket and the letter tiles I created with some kraft cardstock and Hampton Arts alphabet stamps.  The swirl was cut from chipboard with Tim Holtz' elegant flourishes die.
 The gorgeous bloomer ribbon is from Webster's pages and the turquoise braid is from my stash.  The "remember" letters are by Bo Bunny.  I distressed the edges of the papers and inked them with walnut stain distress ink.
 The patterned paper is also a little pocket for a journalling card made from kraft cardstock.  The tab was cut with a spellbinder die - ooooh now you can work out how old I am as I've shown you the year :) LOL!
 The butterflies were punched from kraft cardstock with Martha Stewart punches - I couldn't do without butterflies on a scrap page about me - they are my favourite!

 These two photos show the gorgeous patterns in the corners of the paper - I love these vintage colours!

Phew!  long post - sorry!  I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Sketchy Challenges.  Pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations!  Thanks for looking! x


Kathleen said...

Really gorgeous Scrap page. I love it. I was thinking the same thing as you. Missing doing scrapping and promise this year do scrapping, seeing yours, you have inspired me.
Kathleen x

Anonymous said...

wow this page is sooooo beautifull.

Tracey T said...

You've made me want to do some scrapbooking now! It's abosolutely beautiful, Jane and the Prima paper is stunning. x

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful page Jane.. love the vintage feel!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at BITW :))

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous layout Jane such pretty embellishments x

Andrea C said...

She is adorable and so lucky to have a mummy who can encase her memories in such a wonderful way xx

Em Stafrace said...

I love how the photo really pops off the page in the neutral background, thank you for sharing at BITW :)

Anne Pennington said...

Jane - this is simply gorgeous!!!