Monday, April 21, 2014

"Step Forward" - Scrap Around the World April Palette

This is the first time I have attempted a Scrap Around the World palette, but I loved this one. While I love the butterflies and the cracked paint I think it was colours that really drew me too it.

This is my take on the palette, inspired by the colours in the palette. The photo I've used is another one of the family photos taken by China at our family photos.
Here's a closeup of the journalling, I don't normally use my hand writing for journalling as I don't really like it so this is a rarity :-)
 The journalling is a little hard to read in the picture but it says:
     "A few years ago while going through a very difficult time in my life a very smart friend
       sent me a text that contained this quote:
                                     "If you don't go after what you want,
                                      you'll never have it.
                                      If you don't ask,
                                      the answer will always be no.
                                      If you don't step forward,
                                      you're always in the same place"
     ... Thankfully I took a "Step Forward"."

Here's another close up of the other side of the page. I love the little zip, it's by Prima. I had seen them used but everywhere was always sold out, until finally I managed to get some from The Scrap Cottage, an awesome online store that also has a bricks & mortar store in Toowoomba.
 Well thanks for stopping by, 

Until next time,

Kaye :-)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cherish these Moments - Sketchabilities #112

A couple months ago we had some family photos taken by the talented China James from China Blue Photography and when I saw the latest Sketchabilities sketch I knew it would be perfect for these photos of Jonno with his girls. So I've used the sketch to do a double page layout. The first page of Jonno & Emily I've used the sketch as it came, like this..

But for the page of Jacinta & Jonno I turned the sketch sideways like this ... 

 And together it makes "Cherish these Moments"...
I kept it fairly simple so that the focus was on the beautiful photos, to add dimension I used texture paste and a brick wall stencil, then painted the dried paste using "Sugar Maple" Glimmer Mist. The chipboard is all painted with  "Key Lime" Silks Acrylic Glaze.
Well that's all for now, thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,

Kaye :-)