Saturday, October 27, 2012

Weekend Fun

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend, I thought I would do a quick share before I put my feet up for the evening.  I have spent the past few days looking for clothes for my sons formal and I can happily report I have succeeded...
 I even saved, didn't think that was going to be possible.  

I combined a challenges with my Paper Temptress Design Team work this week.  I stumbled on this site called ScrapFriends a little while ago but hadn't had the chance to play along.   I popped in a few days ago and spotted this sketch and couldn't possibly pass up the opportunity of giving it ago. 

 If you don't like Sketches check them out anyway, I love the fresh feel to the site and they also have a colour challenge and some cool tutorials.


I coloured some textured paste and used it through the centre here I have then stamped with several different stamps and have then used some Websters and Prima papers.

After cutting some of the pattern from the pink Le Romantique Hambly transparency I  made a frame for the photo.  I also stamped and cutout the butterfly's using the scraps, along with die cutting the number 18.

Some close ups shows how I have compiled die cuts, stamps, flowers and chipboard, the chipboard here has been given a  puffy texture that I inked after with some black ink.  

In this close up you can see how I have a white bag popped behind my photo for hidden journalling.  I also stamped "Every Day" on the negative left after you've removed your stickers.  Normally this would be thrown in the bin, instead I sanded it back a little, stamped the words and hey presto I have a sticker, I love how at the bottom of the words I got this cool pattern left behind from the outline of the sticker that was removed.  [Well I hope that made sense it did in my head] lol. 

Products Used:  Memory Box "Tiny Tendril" die cuts, Hambly Transparency & Stickers, Prima Rondelle "Etude" & Blooms, Websters "Every Day Poetry" Messages to You , WOW glitter, textured paste, Mixed media ink, Stazon black, Luminarte powders, Dusty Attic mini swirls.

Stamps used:  Fancy Pants "The Good Life", Websters Itty Bitty Bubbly, Bo Bunny "Ambrosia" and other stamps.

I have linked a few of the products I have used to create this page, I hope you have enjoyed looking and would like to THANK those that take the time to leave me their wonderful comments. 

Wishing you are great weekend....

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  1. FANTASTIC layout Fi! GREAT take on the Scrapfriends sketch - which is also awesome. Do you play at Skissidilla too? Your style would also suit those sketches...

  2. Fi this layout is so beautiful, wish you were near me so I could attend a class and pick up your amazing techniques. Awesome page. Hugs xxx

  3. O M G!!!! I love love love your layout!!!! SO STUNNING loving the texture... loving the layering ... but mostly I love the colors!!! balck touch of pink against WHITE ... is totally Awesome... You are amazing Fi!!!.... hugs....xoxo

  4. Hi Fi. Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog. I've had a look around yours and I love your style! My absolute fave though is this one - I adore it! Love the colours, the clever use of embellies and the extra clever use of scraps! Amazing!

  5. Your style is so unique and awesome! I love the pops of black against the lighter colors. Amazing page!!

  6. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love what you've done with the sketch! This is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Oooooh Fi, this is just beautiful, so many gorgeous textures & bits. love it. Cheers Di xo

  8. I love how you have managed to create a page with that bright pink Hambley acetate! Great versatility! Thanks for pointing out the sketch site too - they have some very nice sketches!

  9. Absolutely stunning ... your layout absolutely rocks and I'm loving the look of that sketch ... hmmmmmmmm ...

  10. This page is amazing !! So much wonderful detail, I really love the stamping and you have totally nailed the it.

  11. Amazing page, love the transparencies and your perfect little details!