21 July 2014


I have an endless supply of photographs of our chickens and ducks... so I do love using sketches that inspire me to find new ways to scrap them.  This is my latest layout featuring Topple.  I used the July sketch from C'est Magnifique.  I haven't used torn paper like this for quite a long time so it was fun to just rip into it!

My choice of paper and embellishments was inspired by several different challenges:

* Flying Unicorns ~ It's all about wood.  I used a wood grain patterned paper (I had actually passed this old Kmart brand paper on to my daughter, and was embarrassed to ask her for one sheet back again!)  and a wooden flourish, which I painted with gesso to blend in better with the background.
* Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Things with Wings {I don't know what brand the ribbons are because I raided my offcuts bag, but there are two different grosgrain ribbons, and one floral printed satin}
* LESSology ~ Sew Lovely {I used denim fabric scraps from an old pair of jeans - I never throw them away because there's always another pair that needs patching, or scrapbook pages that need fabric!}

The detail shot shows a close-up of the extra criteria from each of the challenges:  the wood and woodgrain pattern, ribbons, and denim:

Cre8tiv Stone & Wood patterned paper
Kaisercraft Curls wood flourish
Paper doiley
Denim fabric scraps
American Crafts Thickers - Rainboots puffy alphabet stickers
Prima E-line - White paper flowers
Kaisercraft paper flower - blue
Zva Creative Soft Blue Transition mini rose
Kaisercraft Pearls - Pewter


  1. Love the way you created this and that flourish is perfect!

  2. Denim! CLEVER as:):) I really loooove this page - the colours, the embellies & most of all the RIPPING!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LESSology:):)

  3. Ripping and tearing... this is fab!!! Love your page :)

  4. So soft and pretty! :)

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  5. Lovely layout, love the woodgrain paper and colors. Thanks so much for joining us for the C'est Magnifique Kit's July Sketch Challenge!!


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