Good morning! British Summer Time is here as the clocks went forward yesterday. We found it a struggle to get up this morning, thank goodness for alarm clocks! Looking forward to a bit of warmer weather arriving soon, and making the most of the lighter evenings!
This weeks sketch over at Nuts About Sketches is a one pager, with lots of circles - I love circles! I even made circular photos, something that I haven't done before.
I chose photos from our trip to the water park in Turkey from 2008 for this page. The circles are zoomed in, cropped photos of the 4x6's - I already had printed out copies of the main photos, and I just printed out the cropped ones. I used my circle Nestabilities dies to crop the photos into circles - they made it really easy to centre the subject in the circles.
This particular water ride was called the "Tsunami", and I didn't even think about riding it! Tom was too little for it, but Jemma was OK, so she and her Dad took to a ring each. At one point, I thought Mark was going to fly off the top edge, as he built up such a speed! He actually hit the top ledge with his arm, and ended up with a nice bruise! Jemma thought it was great fun, whizzing up and down the slope.
I love the colour combination of aqua and yellow, as I think it looks really summery, and it went perfectly with the photos. I used a white cardstock background, and wanted to add something to make it less plain. If I had any mists, I probably would have tried them out, but alas I am a mist free scrapper..!! I used some swirl stamps instead, to give a water/wave effect. I added some Frosted Lace Stickles to the swirls for a bit of sparkle.
Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Echo Park, (sun is made from scraps of unknown origin!)
Stamps: Autumn Leaves (Rhonna Farrer Swirls v2)
Ink: ColorBox Cat's Eye - Cyan, VersaColor - Canary
Chipboard letters: Scenic Route
Alphabet stickers: American Crafts Foam Thickers - Lullaby
Buttons: Fancy Pants
Glitter glue: Stickles - Frosted Lace
Punch: Martha Stewart border punch
Dies: Spellbinders nestabilities Circles
Die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
Please head over to Nuts About Sketches, to see what the rest of the DT has done with Shawn's great sketch!
Life has been a little bit hectic around here lately, and continues to be so again this week. Last week, the kids had a dance performance at school, a school disco, and then they both had a very demanding belt grading at their Tang Soo Do gym. I am pleased to say that both Tom and Jemma did very well, and were both awarded their red belts. Unfortunately for me, this meant a weekend of sewing red trim on their suits.... One of these days I will get myself a thimble....
This week sees Mark and the kids going off to see the X-Factor Live Tour in Aberdeen and Jemma performing at the "Lossie Rocks" shows at her future High School. I think Friday will be gratefully welcomed, especially as the kids are breaking up for the Easter holidays for 2 weeks then. And yes, I know that Easter does not fall within those 2 weeks, but here in Scotland, they traditionally take the first 2 weeks of April as holidays, whether Easter happens then or not!
Wishing you all a creative week!!