Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Chanel Chic: The Studio Challenges

Over on The Studio Challenges Blog this sketch was set
I loved this sketch and was keen to join in. I chose this picture of the Chanel window at Harrods last Christmas. 
I wanted to use the black and gold colours in the photo but was worried this would be too dark and oppressive. So i decided to use them in small doses with a pop of other colours. I mounted some white card onto an old piece of Echo Park paper and then used scraps from my scrap bag. I drew around a plate a couple of times, moving it slightly each time to replicate the circle on the sketch and added some sequins to this. 

Monday, 29 September 2014

On a roll! Sketchy Scrappers: Grandparents

I have been on a Scrapping roll this weekend as yesterday I managed to catch up and scrap Sketchy Scrappers September layout! After dealing with the seriousness of last week I needed something to clear my mind and get back to normal! Septembers sketch was set by Julia who chose this sketch

I chose a picture from Boo's Christening to go into her album and made this layout of her with her grandparents, I love the expression on my dads face! 
I went with papers from the Maggie Holmes Flea Market collection as they picked up the colours in my mums outfit. I also used bows from the same collection, probably the best embellishment I've ever brought as I only have two left now! The butterfly is Maya Road and came in a kit, as did the frame from Jillybean Soup. 
I then used Elle's Studio alphas for the title. 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Sketchy Scrappers: Magical Treats

Hello Dear Blog, I'm back!! Sorry for the silence but with life, work and jury service (I'm not kidding) getting in the way I've not had the chance or motivation to do anything. But I'm back in the scrapping saddle so hopefully all that will change now. So without further ado, here is my layout for the August Sketchy Scrappers sketch. The lovely Caroline set us this sketch
I struggled to find two landscape photos as I always seem to take mine portrait, but luckily I found two from Harry Potter of some wizard candy. 
The papers I used were from a 6x6 Studio Calico pad so I had to do some secret stretching of them to fit the layout. I also managed to use some Lilybee stickers I'd had laying around for ages but tied in the sweet theme so I was happy