Friday, 17 May 2013

'Laugh' Layout - Sketchbook 365 - Purple Pumpkin/Scrapmatts/Basic Grey Knee High & Bow Ties

Did you know that Scrap 365 Magazine (UK) has recently launched 
it's own sketch challenge site too?  See it HERE.  There's a new
sketch up every month, running from the middle of one month until
the middle of the next so if you miss some end of the month
challenge deadlines you can play at Sketchbook 365 instead!

See all the details pertaining to this sketch in THIS post.

It was quite challenging for me as it is very linear as you can
 see...but I enjoyed getting things straight for a change LOL!

I've been wanting to try out an ombre effect on my background
 paper for a while now so this was the perfect opportunity.  I 
started with the white cardstock & used 3 off-cut pieces from
 my 'pinks' pack of cardstock, trimming them down as necessary. 

Was really happy with how it turned out!

I used some brand new goodies from Basic Grey
 'Knee High & Bow Ties' collection - very cute embellishments!

I stitched my journalling lines using Purple Pumpkin twine.
  LOVE how that turned out too!! (and I have A LOT of twine
so you may be seeing this more often LOL)...

Quite busy with all the little bits & pieces but I'm loving this 
look of lots of little things going on all over the place, balanced 
with a good amount of white space.

Those enamel dots from My Mind's Eye just have me 
STARING at them ALL THE TIME.  Definitely LOVE!!

I have a post up on this layout going up at Purple Pumpkin on
Tuesday 21st too, detailing all the Purple Pumpkin stash I've
 used on it, namely the stripy washi tape, ticket & twine, so
 head over if you want to buy some for yourself, I always
 link up there to the actual products in their store.

Thanks so much for your visit today!

I've had a terrible week - it's been all downhill
since Monday so here's to US this weekend!!


Keren Tamir said...

loving this Helen!! the pictures are so cute! love the collage and how you've incorporated it in the LO!!

juscrap said...

Your page is lovely Helen! I loved how you did the stitching along with the words. You are very creative, so I love your work.xx

Carin McDonough said...

I don't think there is any challenge you couldn't thrash Helen :) Totally gorgeous layout, it is quite different from your normal style but I I love it! :)

Carin McDonough said...

Oh forgot to say I hope your weekend is a hundred times better than the rest of your week has been! :)

MARILYN said...

So Lovely my friend!!! love the cute collage photos and the stitching in the journaling.. so nice touch!!!!
Hope everything is fine there...a big hug!!! ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and love love love love how you used the twine on the journaling area!!

Tracey said...

This is incredible Helen!! I love the photo collage and the stitching under the journaling! An amazing page!

Adriana B said...

Great sketch and love your colourful layout, such great photos to scrap too :)

Val Thorpe said...

Think I will have to give this one a try as linear works very well for me. My comfort zone. Love the collage of photos. You have such a gorgeous style. Love this.

Lizzy Hill said...

Love the simplicity here & those enamel dots ARE sooo scrummy....the washi stitching is fabulous....I really, really LOVE the 365 DT...marvellous - like your LO:):):)

Ava Gavloski said...

I think the linear design is great!!! Helen, i say your son is all you!!!!! The more pictures I see of him the more he is of you, good job. Now that i see more photo's of your daughter, i see you eyes. It's so interesting to see our children change over time!!! great interpretation of the sketch.

Erin Blegen said...

Aww, I just love your photo collage and the design of your layout is awesome! But my FAVE part? The stitched journaling lines- um, yes! LOVE! Very cool, Helen~!!


Marjie Kemper said...

That stitching is fabulous!!! Love the way you've made your ombre page and the torn washi here and there adds so much.

Leonie said...

Lots of colour and fun happening here, great page Helen. :)

Sandie Edwards said...

Wow Helen, a fabulous take on the sketch .. I hope once our lives settle down some I can participate in a sketch or two.... :-)

tania said...

so beautiful,love the photos and the stitching:) may you have a wonderful week!!

Michelle said...

I love the ombre effect you did!! Very cool!! I love the smaller collage too. Wonderful pics of your kids.

I hope your weekend was better than your week was. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) I am loving the warmer weather. I don't mind the heat. MUCH prefer that to the cold weather. I wish the winters were shorter and summers longer. And to think, we had a fresh dumping of 8 inches of snow just two weeks ago. LOL

Lynnda said...

Love the neat look here Helen!. The color is great!... Im loving the collage photos too... this layout sums up beautiful and happy!.... totally awesome... hugs....x

sandi said...

Oh how pretty! Love the fun colors and that stitching! Looks fab Helen!!!!!!!

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

A totally stunning layout, Helen! Love love all your plain papers in bright colors :-) Wishing you a wonderful new week! Xoxo.


SUPER-CUTE page! Love the collage, stitching and the enamel dots :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Love the colouring, so bright and vibrant! Great photo's too...your kids are so photogenic! Fabulous page and great take on the sketch! I really must try and play along! ;-)

Eila Sandberg said...

The bright vibrant colours are so fresh and just perfect! that stitching on the journalling card is such a clever idea, LOVE it! All monthly challenges to live on the first of the month, so going from 15th to 15th is such a brill idea. Thanks for the tip! xoxo