Monday, 16 April 2012

Scrap 365 April Sketch Challenge…

I really enjoy my ‘Scrap 365’ magazine & look forward to it arriving through the letterbox each month! Can you believe we’re on issue 5 already? It only seems a blink of an eye since I heard the buzz that a new scrap magazine was on the way! I love that there are so many familiar names on the design team & that there is such a variety of style & technique on offer for inspiration.

I also love the fact that there is a monthly sketch challenge! Probably my favourite sort of challenge as it provides a concrete starting point! However, with the best will in the world I have never made the deadline for issues 1 – 4, so I decided that this had to change & at last I have completed a LO for entry a full three days ahead of the deadline!!

Scrap 365 SketchThe sketch for April’s challenge appealed especially because I love working with circles! But I don’t often work with such small photo’s!

As it happened, when I had a rummage I found these two photo’s already printed off, exactly the right size & way overdue for scrapping! (Alex is fast approaching 16 years of age!).

'Look Who's 1'

I went with the colours in the photo’s, pulled out a new sheet of Bazzill Dotted Swiss & had another rummage through my scrap box, where amazingly, I found an almost complete sheet of MME Stella & Rose ‘Remember’ PP. Perfect!  Along with that, some scraps of BoBunny’s ‘Back To Basics’ & Websters polka dot PP’s.  I cracked open a new pack of Claudine Helmuth sticky-back canvas (great product BTW!).

Finally I dusted off some never before used clear stamps for the polka dots on the canvas, border & as a template for the blue adhesive gem circles! The white alpha’s are from Bella BLVD, ‘Sophisticates by Stephanie’ & are one of my all-time favourites! The number 1 is a chipboard Thicker, but I can’t remember which font!!

So that’s me for today! The boys are back to school tomorrow so my day will be making sure all uniforms & PE kits are where they should be & looking forward to having the house to myself for a few hours each day for the rest of the week!

Hope you’ve all survived the Easter break & are enjoying at least a little of the sunshine, however cold it may be, that we have here today!

Thanks for stopping by & do come back soon! Open-mouthed smile


Sian said...

Well, first of all, I'm delighted that you enjoy the magazine and second, of course I love what you have done for the challenge. Time flies, eh?

scrappyjacky said...

Great response to the challenge....and love the colours you've chosen.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Sandi,
I LOVED reading this Post. First of all the photos are DARLING! But I loved how you rummaged through things you already had and made the perfect LO. And you were perfectly right to pull all the colors from the photos out to choose your pallete. Wonderful job.
Thank you for stopping by my place today. : )

debs14 said...

Lovely photos and a great interpretation of the sketch. Those colours are so crisp, perfect for the photographs you are using.

Denise said...

I think it's really nice to scrap older photos like this - and you've used great colours on it too.I wish scrapbooking had been around more when mine were small.