Wednesday, 2 February 2011

SLS 28th Jan sketch & handmade flower challenge

I finally got round to doing a layout with the 28th Jan sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches.

I scrapped another heritage photo - this is my Mum and my Aunt Elaine, as children on holiday sometime in the 1950s. I'm thinking it is probably the late 50s. Pony and donkey rides were popular treats at seaside towns in the UK. I love how my Mum has hold of her little sister to make sure she doesn't fall off the pony. Quite poignant too, as the sisters don't really speak to each other anymore.


I used BasicGrey Recess on this layout, and some Bazzill kraft cardstock. The edges of the papers I distressed with a Close To My Heart distress tool. The border punch I used is from Martha Stewart. The trim is one I have had in my ribbon box for a while, I'm not sure where it came from. The title is done with American Crafts Thickers. The flower is handmade...

Over at the Sassy Lil' Sketches Forum, the DT have been setting some challenges for February. Missy is hosting a handmade flower challenge, and posted this great tutorial by Christina. So while waiting for the windscreen repair man this morning, I thought I would have a go at making one. I don't have any glimmer mists or any Distress Ink reinkers, which is what Christina used, but I do have a couple of Distress Ink Pads. So I used my Tattered Rose ink pad, and made this flower.

I cut the flower shapes on my Cricut, using the Accent Essentials cart. I added a flat back pearl in the middle.

Please feel free to head over to the forum, sign up and join in the fun!

TTFN


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6 comments:

Sandra said...

Gorgeous .... this really is wonderful.

hilde janbroers said...

amazing layout!!!

Nancy aka Homesclscrapper said...

love your take on the sketch. the colors are great and I love your flower.

my4blessings said...

Lovely layout!

Jenny Lilac said...

Love that flower! Beautiful layout!

Sharla said...

Great picture, gorgeous layout, and I LOVE that flower!