Friday 23 May Swedish time saw the release of gorgeous palette nbr 193 over at Color Combos Galore (or CCG to those of you already initiated in the lingo).
This week, we have a soft palette with the addition of black to add a bit of drama, and our Designer's Challenge is Focus on Journaling and inspired by the lovely inspiration photo: Tell a story on your page through journaling.
Ever since the über talented Nadia Cannizzo launched her superduper site Once Upon A Sketch I've been itching to try one of her sketches. The Carnation Pink and the green of the Leaf Through the Pages in the CCG palette together with the story prompt, immediately made me think of some really ooooooold BG papers that I knew were at the very bottom of my stash - Sugar Rush - and a photo taken of our sweet and spunky friend L on her wedding day. I had to giggle when I saw Debbi Tehrani's layout; she had used Sugar Rush and ... participated in OAUS's challenge! Great minds indeed think alike LOL!
Here's Debbi's take. Isn't she just pretty with her fantastic eyes and that sweet smile!
And here's mine:
1 August 2009 was not only L and D's wedding day, it was also her 40th birthday. In the photo, the beautiful bride L had just grabbed a glass of champagne and was thoroughly enjoying her first chance to sit down since early morning. They had huge buckets filled with ice and bottles of champagne. The sound of corks popping added to the festive feel, which had hardly subsided at midnight when the feet of this old and tired woman screamed for mercy and begged to be driven home. Some of you might recall that I was a disco chick in the 1980's and loooove shaking my booty.
If you look from the side, you can see that I have actually used 6 layers of papers stitched one on top of the other. The elements were then layered and pop-dotted to get some height.
I used a mask from Crafter's Workshop to mark out the position of the dots and markings of the double circle. They were then Stickled in Black Diamond.
And now to the awesome site Once Upon A Sketch that you find here
Saturday, May 21, 2011
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The absolutely gorgeous May kit from My Scrapbook Nook??
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Yesterday our entire management team at work spent the whole day out in the Stockholm archipelago. What started on a dismal note with rain splattering on the window panes, turned into a beautiful late spring/early summer day. Here's to give you a hint of what it was like:
And with these typical Swedish images fresh in your mind, I bid thee farewell for today! Thank you for popping by and having a peek! xoxox