Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Nuts About Sketches 151

This is my first reveal as a Design Team member for Nuts About Sketches! This week's sketch is a great two-pager, with lots of scope for different themes.

I saw the trees and I knew what I wanted to do with the layout...

These are photos taken from the top station of the Christchurch Gondola, in July 2007. I had put these photos aside to make a mini book with, as I was sure I had finished scrapping layouts of our New Zealand trip. But after the news came through of the devastating earthquake in Christchurch on 22nd February, I hunted out all my NZ photos, wanting to relive the memories, and trying to remember what I saw back then as opposed to the mangled buildings and destruction I was seeing on the news. When I saw the first sketch Shawn sent me, I knew these were the photos I wanted to use. I can't imagine that the scenes from the top of the Gondola are much different today, although down on the ground I am sure that things are a different matter...

On to the layout itself... 

I made the trees using 3 different sizes of circle punch, and the trunks are a branch stamp from the PaperTrey Ink set called Take a Bough - I stamped it onto kraft card using Memento ink, and hand cut them out. The white trees are Hambly rub ons, which again were put onto kraft card, and hand cut out.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup, BasicGrey, BoBunny and Fancy Pants
Acrylic stamp: PaperTrey Ink
Alphabet stickers: PaperMania
Rub ons: Hambly Studios
Pen: Signo

Please feel free to head over to the Nuts About Sketches blog, to see what the other DT girls did with the sketch!




Mary Pat Siehl said...

great page sarah! love it

Tammy said...

What a fun sketch! I may need to use that sketch one of these days. I'm always looking for ways to use up trees! Great layout. Love the photos - my heart goes out to everyone in NZ dealing with the disaster.


Danielle said...

Great take on the sketch! Love the trees that you used.

Teka Cochonneau said...

love those trees! great lo.