03 July 2016

Sunday scrapping (Part 1)

It's been a while since I had a free Sunday to just sit and create... and so far I've done two layouts.  I've optimistically titled my post "Part 1" because I hope to have at least a "Part 2" by the end of the day!

I love the sketch at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia this month.  This is what I created:

I've been wanting to scrap this photo of Jess for a while, and the circles in the sketch seemed a perfect match to the ball in her mouth!  I started with a bit of bubblewrap stamping for the background, and then jumped straight into my bag of green/blue paper scraps to build up the layers.

Kaisercolour Navy Blue acrylic paint
Prima E-line product packaging
Spellbinders Frameabilities - Polka Dot die cut
Core'dinations Teal Blues - Deep Lagoon cardstock
Crate Paper Shine - Cherish patterned paper
Basic Grey Serenade - Peacock patterned paper
SEI Dill Flower solid colour paper
Bazzill Basics Aruba cardstock
Fiskars 1.5" circle punch
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces die cut word piece
Bazzill Bitty Blossoms - Apple flower
Kaisercraft Sweet Pea paper flower


I adore the beautiful inspiration picture at ARTastic this month, with the challenge criteria of a COUNTRY/RURAL THEME:

I must admit, I have hundreds of photos that fit the bill for this theme! For this layout I kept it super simple, taking inspiration from the rural scenery and the muted colours:

Prima Free Spirit - Perceptions patterned paper
Upcycled atlas page
Kaisercraft Pickled Pear - Chartreuse patterned paper
Glitz Teeny Alpha - Mint Grunge letter stickers
Prima Botanical Mix - English Garden mini flowers
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold pearls
May Arts Leaves - Olive ribbon

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  1. Love the muted tones and a lovely photo. Good use the map and the words! Thanks for joining us on ARTastic!

  2. Your layout just works so well Karen and what a truly lovely scene. A perfect rural landscape! Many thanks for playing along with us on ARTastic.

  3. I love the bubble wrap stamping and colour scheme, Thank you for joing us at SBT50 this month.

  4. Lovely layouts. Great take on the SBT50 sketch - such an adorable photo. That rural photo is just perfect for the ARTastic challenge, too. Thanks for playing along.

  5. Love both these layouts. Fab take on the challenge at ARTastic, such a gorgeous photo and I love how you have really made it the focus

  6. YUMMMM! Karen! Adore your take on our ARTastic challenge..... that is a lovely photo, too:) My fave bit is that circle map paper behind the photo. Love!!!

  7. The Mt Barney page is lovely for the ARTastic july challenge of country/rural. I particularly like the black doodle edging!

  8. Great page with a beautiful photo :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at ARTastic! :)

  9. Two wonderful layout that were so easy to see how you'd been inspired. Lovely work.
    Louise xo

  10. What a perfect photo for this challenge and what a great page too. Thank you so much for joining us at ARTastic this month.

  11. The papers you used are gorgeous! Thanks for creating with us at ARTastic!

  12. Beautiful layouts! I love how you have interpreted the SBT50 sketch, and the circles are just perfect to match the ball. Thanks for joining us this month at SBT50

  13. Beautiful calm page to bring out the peacefulness of your photo. Love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month.

  14. Oh!!! That photo is awesome and so are your layout too Karen. Great take on the challenge. I am so happy that you joined us at ARTastic this month!! Anna xo

  15. Beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic!

  16. Love your take on our challenge, fantastic layering and especially like the stitched border on the photo. Thanks for joining us at SBT50


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