Thursday, 10 March 2011

Fairy {The Colour Room #48/Sassafras March Challenge/Sketchy Thursdays 3.10}

Hey Creative People!  How's it going this week??  Almost Friday - my goodness - where does the time go?  I swear it moves faster the older you get...sure feels like that way to me!!  I have been scrapping up a storm this week & have THREE new layouts to share, but for now here is one due in TONIGHT so got to dash with this one! 

I am submitting this over at the Sassafras blog for their March Challenge - to create a BLOCKED layout - in other words for your layout to contain a square or rectangular shape wherein all your details - photo - title - journaling - embellishments - are all contained, using at least 85% Sassy products.  How easy?!  Considering I still have a stack of papers & have more on their way to me! 

I chose my colours according to Palette 48 at The Colour Room this week & based my design on a Sketchy Thursdays sketch due in next Wednesday.  I used only the left hand side of the layout for my inspiration.

Supplies:-  Bazzill Cardstock - White
                 Sassafrass  papers-Playtime {Primo} All my Heart, Serendipity {Mulberry Spice}
                  In Stitches {Tweedle Pink}, Life is Beautiful {Girl's Best Friend}
                  Colourbox ink - Dark Brown &, Burnt Sienna & Toffee
                 Sassafras In A Stitch Blossoms - Kraft
                 Sassafras Paper Whimsies {Seamstress Boutique}
                 Sassafras Mushroom - Felties {Critters}
                 Webster's Pages - 2 little orange flower stickers & date numerals
                 Martha Stewart Butcher's Twine & butterfly punch
                 My Mind's Eye bling {Studio Calico Kit}
                 Pink alphas - American Crafts Thickers {Subway}
                 Journaling cards - handmade using photo-paper & printer

Finally I got to use my mushroom!  I've had this little guy stuck to a cookie jar full of ribbon for forever so I was very happy to give him a permanent home :) 

This photo really needed quite a bit of journaling to go along with it so I made these two journaling cards myself - using Autoshapes in Word - Baltimore font (one of my faves), using brown text & a red outline to tie in with the palette.
I am loving having my twine at long last & have ordered some additional colours.  This little butterfly punch is soooooooo handy & I have been punching butterflies out of all my offcut paper {or should I say...I've been getting Cami - this little girl in the photo - who is now close to 11! - to punch them out FOR me!}

The decorative edges on the Sassafras papers are a real bonus.  This was such a quick & easy layout to put together - honestly, if they were all this easy I'd be one well-rested & stress-free girl :)

Those Thickers are totally lush too for sure...Pink - check!  Glittery - check!  Embossed - check!  Drool...

So there you have it!  More to follow shortly!!  I will be posting twice over the weekend (hopefully tomorrow - Friday - and Saturday - as I have 2 layouts with deadline before Sunday!  If I don't get back here before tomorrow 5 p.m - "Happy Weekend!!!"  to you all...hope you have a good one :)


Jessy Christopher said...

That is gorgeous!! I love those colors on ur layout. I should try tying the twine that way someday, been seeing all around ;)

topkatnz said...

Fab layout! I'm sure Cami was just thrilled with it - Not!LOL bath photos are always so attractive to show all your friends...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful layout, from colors to details, they are just lovely!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Hehehehe cuteness!! Fabulous page, Helen!! Yes, I fell exactly the same; where did the time go? Huhu... I wish you the best of luck for this LO, yeah!! You have a wonderful weekend, my friend!! Have fun! xoxo.

Mel said...

How gorgeous is that photo of dear little Carni, and the colours in the papers are just perfect with it, you did an awesome job with the challenge and SL will love it. Love MElxx

Heather Jacob said...

wow wow wow!!!!!! gorgeous colours and what a magnificent pic ..... such a treasure ... hugz x

lisa said...

I love this so much. The colours are some of my faves to scrap with and just adore all the sassafras x

Ella Swan said...

Thans so much to all of you who regularly take the time to leave such positive comments here - I really appreciate you all :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Sherrie said...

Beautiful LO. Love the color combination. Have a great day!

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Pearl said...

Love how you rawked the color combo too ! way to go combining these challenges together ! You sure are on a roll !

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeee this! I love love the photo, the colors and the twine!! Thanks soooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kim Sonksen said...

Awesome! I love how you combined the challenges for this wicked layout