Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sketchabilities #101 - Mr & Ms Claus

They say necessity is the mother of all invention and this page is evidence of that. I had seen the latest sketch from Sketchabilities and loved it, I wanted to use some photos from xmas last year. Friday night I was getting my gear together to go scrapping and discovered that I'd run out of photo paper and couldn't print the photos I wanted to use. After a bit of thinking I remembered that a while ago I'd brought some sheets of canvas to try printing photos on canvas so I decided to give it a go and they actually turned out really well.

Anyway, back to the Sketchabilities sketch, this is the latest ...
And here's my take on it ...
I was trying to make the photos look like pictures on the mantel piece. I've used one of the latest paper ranges from Kaisercraft called "Gingerbread Collection" I loved the colours and the patterns on the paper. 

The frames around the photos are two different Kaisercraft stamps, I stamped them on to white card stock and then heat embossed silver embossing powder. The candle holder and candles are cut from Cricut card stock using the Cricut "Christmas" cartridge and then sprayed with different Glimmermist sprays.

 I'm on a mission to try and include more jouralling in my layouts and on this one the journalling is hidden. I've written it on a little slide that can be pulled out from under the main part of the layout.

The journalling says: 
 "Christmas 2012 Irene brought a Santa & Mrs Claus outfit Jonno &  I to wear, only problem being the Mrs Claus outfit was a very small size 8 which I didn't fit so Jacinta wore it instead. She looked very cute and Jonno did a great job as Santa ... compete with a bottle of Hahn Super Dry left by a kinda little girl."

Well that's all for now, thanks for stopping by,
Until next time,

Kaye :-)


  1. What a lovely take on the sketch! I love the frames and the candles, and the stitching on the top is a perfect touch.
    Thank you for playing with us at Sketchabilities.

  2. Wonderful page! I love how you turned the sketch into a mantle scene! Wonderful frames and clever design! Thanks for playing along w/sketch #101 at sketchabilities!

  3. Super creative - those frames are fabulous!! Love how you used the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!