White with watermelon red , lime green and a touch of blue
I mounted my photos on white cardstock and cut the centre from a white paper doiley.I've used both parts on my layout plus the white and green tag. (hopefully that is enough white!)
My chipboard piece is the large leaf at bottom left.(painted) I've also painted wood veneer butterflies and a leaf with palest lime/white.
My layout is called @ PBG (short for Phoenix Botanical Gardens). I was running out of space and alphas.
All my Christmas cards are made and many sold. I don't need to make any more.
I like Tic Tac Toe challenge because you can go off on another track.
On this card I decided to go down the left vertical column.
Turquoise embossing and vellum.
I've used plain vellum and put it through the cuttlebug to emboss it.
The sentiment is one of those strips you cut off the bottom of scrapbooking paper.
I added a blue star rhinestone as a finishing touch.
This sketch is for stuck?! sketches December. I really like it because it gives a chance to use those offcut strips. I also used 2 Fleur de LIs shaped chipboard pieces from Memory Maze, which I have had for ages. I painted them cream then stamped a swirly pattern on.
The heart shape was from a table decoration given to us at a recent wedding. My wood veneer butterflies I left neutral. The photos are of the Sonoran desert butterfly.
I've chosen a quote "You are you, this is truer than true, there is no one alive who is youer than you"
On my layout I used only part of that quote.
I used 2 tape measures, a flower I made myself from hessian, a button plus some stickers from a set I has with a matching journaling block.
Yes this is me...back in the late 1970s.
The back ground paper is October Afternoon and is shaped.
My photos are of a café/deli/restaurant we stopped in on the way to Sedona.
If you are ever out that way, go in there. They have a gorgeous garden at the back amidst the trees with a creek running nearby.
My 2 photos are of Indian Gardens café.
My 2 circles are cut from brown paper
My 3 colours are black,cream and brown.
My 3 embellishments are black washi tape, the "love" bingo card and 2 transparencies of the owl and basket.
I've hand written my journaling and the date.
Las Vegas is a crazy place. People everywhere, noise, too much visual overload!
For this reason I chose a multi-coloured paper that screams bright.
My strip vertically features arrows and is also bright.
Instead of a tag peeking out behind the photos, I used a playing card.
I've also used a transparency as the "paper " on the right.
Additional to the sketch details I added a Jolie's Boutique sign for Las Vegas.
Challenge 1 - Karen's Recipe Challenge Pattern paper distressed , 12 embellishments , 2 word title and hand journaling I"m so happy with this layout as I used a tiki paper I've had in my stash for 14 years!!!!! Enough excitement. I tore quite often on this layout and folded back a couple of times ,holding with staples (distressing) My 12 embellishments are the cactus and mountain goat (2) + Live laugh love(1)+ white dots(5) and words describing my statues (5) . This makes a total of 13-a bakers dozen! My 2 word title and hand journaling are there as well.
Here's the challenge for this month at Scrap our stash.
I'm going straight down the middle, so Ampersand, holiday theme and green.
I started with a green patterned paper misted with green.
I layered my photo of a star light we sat under for our Christmas lunch last year.
I've used MME stars and Merry Christmas stickers plus some washi tape accents.
The ampersand is in the title.
I've used a white background and misted over with a gold outline of cogs.
Both my daughter and I are thinkers/dreamers so the cogs turning signify us.
I matted in purple to match my top, but also because it is her favourite colour.
The numbers are black leather, I thought they made a great texture.
The layout is pulled together with gold and white washi tape.
Here's the sketch at "Let's get sketchy". Let's get sketchy
I'm working through my Arizona photos so here's one of the Grand Canyon.
Once again, I used a striped paper for the layers of rock in the canyon.
My embellishments are from a Jolee's Boutique range made especially for the canyon.
I wanted to use them ,so here they are. I did not go hiking but we saw many who did.
It was a dream come true and a bucket list moment! Hence the title.
This is the sketch at Paper Issues.
It appeals to me because of that skew paper on the left.
I dug out my rust coloured papers and embellishments as the rocks around Sedona are red.
I've used 3 embellishments that I bought at Michaels while I was over there... The map of Arizona, the compass and the road runner.
This is the first December sketch at Sketches in Thyme. Sketches in Thyme
I've chosen a very bright Basic Grey Paper named "Raspberry" as my background.
Next I cut a large vertical journaling block into 4 pieces and used it horizontally.
(Looks like a Navaho rug to me!)
I double matted my photo of Maggie and Christina gambling on the BIG poker machine.(Didn't win) The papers I used for that are 7 dots studio "All I ever".
Next, I scattered across the layout embellishments for Las Vegas from Jolie's boutique.
Someone gave me big square rhinestones,which until now I had no use for.
In the case of Las Vegas, nothing is too much....so I glued them on.
Next I used old felt alphas(or numbers in this case) for my title and the asterix on the trail.
You gotta admit it is different!
In reality this is straight. My scanner is doing its sloping up routine. (grr!)
As soon as I saw this sketch this morning ,I knew I had to make a card.
I'm still making Christmas cards for charity but I'm totally over red and green.
I decided to mix this one up a bit.
The pink scallop and balloon paper was an offcut from a Studio Calico paper.(Who says balloons can't be Christmas?)
The JOYFUL and the stars add to the Christmas feeling.
This is another of the November sketches at Sketches in Thyme.
I've chosen the most spectacular and awe inspiring photo from my Grand Canyon collection.
My background paper is Bo Bunny Back to backs "Double Dot".
I started by misting with Kaisercraft gold.
While in America, I bought a packet of Grand Canyon 3D stickers of the Grand Canyon.
I've decided to incorporate some of those on my page.
I also used some Studio Calico frames plus buttons.
A simple page but I like it!