Saturday, 29 January 2011

GYSO #4

Another fun sketch this week at Get Your Sketch On. And this week I decided to go a bit pink....

I found this photo of Jemma taken on her 3rd birthday in her new inline skates and pads. Jemma loves to skate, and this is where it all began. The courtyard where we lived in Gibraltar was perfect for learning how to skate, as it was long and flat and completely enclosed, so no traffic or pedestrians to get in the way. Jemma learned to ride her bike here too.

I used Sassafrass and American Crafts papers, Bazzill cardstock and American Crafts Thickers. I coloured the thickers with a Canary Promarker, as the two sheets were slightly different shades of yellow - probably sunbleached, and now I know why they were such a bargain at TK Maxx.... I added some stickles on the top, so they tied in with the glitter on the stripey American Crafts paper. The border is punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. The buttons are from PaperMania. And the flowers are Prima ones. I doodled the borders using a Zig pen.

I have a confession to make about the flowers. They were not part of my plan for the page. But as I came to take a photo, I noticed some pen marks in the bottom left hand corner. So I added the flowers to cover them up! I don't know how the marks got there. But I was using a double ended Zig pen, so maybe I didn't have the lids on properly...

Journalling reads - For your 3rd birthday, you got your first pair of inline skates. With stabilisers. Rosia Court was the ideal place for you to perfect your technique, and you soon left the training wheels behind.

Sigh. I miss that place. The 4 years we spent in Gibraltar were the best ever. I would go back in a heart beat, although half of what made it such a special time were the friends we made. It wouldn't really be the same. Not that there is any chance of it happening again anyway...

TTFN


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8 comments:

mborrero said...

love all the girly pink

living, creating, and appreciating
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Deborah said...

LOVE the layout ♥

Scrapbrat1 said...

This is adorable! Your daughter is precious!

Sharla said...

Very cute..love the colors and what a cutie your daughter is!

ScrappnBee said...

Great layout! She is so cute on those skates! love the colors!

byondbzr said...

Love the papers and punch of yellow!

Jennifer said...

What a cutie she is! Love all that pink on your page and the yellow title really pops.

Val said...

Total cuteness!! I just love the pink, and what a darling photo:)