18 October 2014

Birthday girl

I'm trying to stick to my resolve and get all of my August Sydney trip photographs scrapped before moving on to any others.  I haven't done much scrapping at all this month, so I'm way behind my target to get them done by Christmas.  I still have a few envelopes of photographs sitting on my desk that are untouched.

 I used Sketch #104 at Feeling Sketchy to build my layout.   I started by pulling out a bunch of papers and products to work with the October colour challenge at Mei Li Paperie:

I tried very hard to stick to the same colours, but it ended up a bit more pink:

I'm also submitting my layout at Unstampabelles this month, where the theme is Time (how about 90 years?) and the twist is shabby chic.  This is a style I've never quite been able to pin down, but this year I've really tried to work at becoming more comfortable with shabby elements. I do love doilies and lace, so I think that's a great foundation to build on...  {PS:  there's no stamping or digital images on this layout}

Some close-ups of punches & diecuts:

And a mix of embellishments:

Prima Annalee - Romance patterned paper
Basic Grey Blush - Crush patterned paper
Pink Paislee Queen Bee - Bees' Wax patterned paper
FWAB Chloe - Pink pearl flourish
Prima Botanical Mix - English Garden mulberry flowers
Inque Boutique Isn't it Romantic - Mini Felts heart and flower
Trinket Track pink birdie button
My Memories butterfly punch
Martha Stewart Floral Lace edge punch
MFT Die-namics - Little Letters alphabet dies
Paper doilies
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Salt Water Taffy mist
Heart Warming Vintage Creative Scraps - Garden vintage image 

29/10/2014 EDIT TO ADD:  Thrilled to be selected as a winner at Mei Li Paperie

09/11/2014 EDIT TO ADD:  My layout was selected in the Top Picks at Feeling Sketchy.

10/11/2014 EDIT TO ADD:  My layout was selected as October winner at Unstampabelles.


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  1. Very pretty layout. Love all the lacy cut outs... Wonderful memory... just lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

  2. Wow great layout and 90 years deserves a place in history.....what a life time this dear lady has had. Glad you were able to include her in your scrapping and thank you for joining us at Unstampabelles. You certainly achieved Shabby Chic. Wynn DT

  3. How lovely is this - not only being able to share the honour of celebrating Jean's 90th but the whole beauty of the layout. Wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles.

  4. Delightful Karen! What a gorgeous shabby chic LO - such a wonderful tribute to the birthday girl.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy again.
    Debi - DT@FS

  5. What a lovely layout. Love how you handwrote your journaling - it adds to the feel of the layout. Thanks for joining us in this month's Colour Challenge at Mei Li Paperie.

  6. Wow, what a stunning layout. You really used the Shabby Chic technique well, and I love the theme. Thank you for joining us at UnstampaBelles! Best, CG (DT)

  7. What a lovely page Karen - you sure chiced the shabby with this one :) Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles.

  8. Very pretty page. Love the shabby chic technique.Thanks for playing at SF

  9. I love all the pretty little details- thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy :-)

  10. Really pretty page Karen. I'm with you, shabby chic is a bit tricky for me but I try. I do enjoy working with pink sometimes as I do so rarely. You have achieved a very lovely page and 90 years is definitely a good innings. Thanks for playing along at Unstampabelles.

  11. Lovely layout. Thank you for joining the challenges at Feeling Sketchy and at Unstampabelles.

  12. awesome! Love all the layers. You worked with the colour palette perfectly. Thanks for playing with us at Mei Li

  13. Love your layout. It certainly looks shabby chic to me and definitely celebrates time.

  14. Very pretty and elegant page ! Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy !

  15. beautiful shabby chic layout, Good luck and thanks for joining us in Unstampabelles - DT Shylaa

  16. What a pretty page and great take n the sketch. Thanks for joining ~ Michelle FS

  17. Very pretty page! Love all the lacey bits and pieces. Thanks for joining us at FS.


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