Thursday, 25 April 2013

Go Sharks! Layout {Challenge Me Happy Sketch} Purple Pumpkin - Dear Lizzy for American Crafts





Hello again!  Happy Thursday!! I love the Autumn here - these months are the best.  They're like Summer in Europe.  The temperatures are just right & humidity is at it's lowest. Anyway, I'm not here to talk about the weather!  Here's a fun little page I did especially for Challenge Me Happy!  It's a cute challenge blog that I've been wanting to play at for so long so finally I did :-D


I used an older photo I had already printed & have been meaning to scrap for the last 4 years :) The challenge at CMH is a sketch at the moment - here it is...You have until the end of the month to play along!


I used lots of my stash from Purple Pumpkin on this one - tickets, bottle cap & spotty button.



Papers are from Dear Lizzy - various collections - they are all as yummy as each other & they all go with each other - amazing.  That girls is uber-talented...


As our local rugby team (the Sharks) wear black & white I added some black splats using Maya Road 'Charcoal' Mist & some gorgeous new spotty Thickers for my title.



I layered up the American Crafts elements with some doily die-cuts (using Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily die) & some Heidi Swapp mistable banners that I swiped over with a black ink pad.


I fussy cut the balloons for a festive vibe & inked along one side for a 3D effect.

Rugby at Absa Stadium is all about a fun family day out but this tragedy will no doubt change things.  Much has changed since that report but online no news can be found (by me at any rate!)

I do know that the 5 are now all out on R2 000 bail each, I think was the figure I read (about US$200).  Yup life is cheap here...(the mind boggles...)





21 comments:

Linda Eggleton said...

Love how you've used the tickets on this, HElen...gorgeous layout :)

Evgenia Petzer said...

absolotuley amazing! bright as summer is!

yyam said...

Beautiful layout. Yummy embellishments.

Glad you are enjoying good weather. It's super hot here. If you thought January was bad....I'm dying here! lol

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful LO, Helen. Love the tickets and bottle cap. And bonus points for using that pic you've been meaning to... love when that happens!

Lizzy Hill said...

The kids look so young here! Lovely LO...I enjoy CMH too - but just haven't got over there recently, either....LOVE the flag & those spotty thickers are very, very nice:):):)

Tracey said...

Loving this Helen!! You have a way with layering!!

Mitra Pratt said...

Ohhh! Looks like a new challenge blog I don't know about. Rock on!

Cool page, sounds like an awesome time. We have Rugby right down the road at the local college. Hockey is bigger here though. Love the splats!

It's crazy about the bail money...very terrible. ;-(

Denise van Deventer said...

Come now....Go Sharks!!!! As I recall it the Bulls had the Sharks for sushi!!!! ;-))) He he he...it's a cool page and love the layering and happy elements.. hopefully the Sharks will win a game again soon! ;-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeee the colors, the banners and love love love the balloons!!!

Val Thorpe said...

Love love the pop of shocking pink. A fabulous layout Helen... :D

sandi said...

Wonderful lo Helen. Love your take on the sketch......fabulous!

Adriana B said...

wonderful elements, love your take on the sketch, great layout :)

Kerryn said...

A fun page Helen! Love the way you've used the sketch :).

Eila Sandberg said...

No rugby for Swedes, we're all about ice hockey and football (the European kind). Tut tut they do look so young, good on you for finally scrapping that photo! You do the "modern & young" pages so well, love all the bits and layers on this one! also I love the b&w alphas! xoxox

alexandra s.m. said...

Great Take on the sketch Helen!
A beautiful page indeed!!
Thank You~

Lynnda said...

Hey... Helen.. its autumn too in Melbourne... but its already COLD... !!I'm glad you are enjoying your beautiful weather!....

This layout is so beautiful... love the pops of those stubs tickets in fushia!!! Absolutely stunning layout!.... hugs...x

Erin Blegen said...

So graphic and fun! I love your details- the balloons, banners, tickets, torn layers- awesome~!!

xErin

Keren Tamir said...

I don't know how I missed this one. Love the way you combined the papers with the embellies. And what a great photo!!

Bellaidea said...

Another cool layoit with your kids!

Heidi said...

what a fun layout, love the bright colours = thanks for joining in at CMH

norine said...

This is super fun!! Love the colors and layers!! Thanks for playing with our sketch at CMH!!