12 April 2011

Sketch challenge for Sarah's cards.

Hi

I want to share a Layout today that I have been making the last few days in stolen moments from revision!
I followed the sketch on Sarah's cards blog which can be found here.

I don't tend to use circles a lot in my pages so it was great for me to move out of my comfort zone. I flipped the sketch 90 degrees clockwise and worked from there. I started making the Layout with just a circle base but after finishing I found it needed a bit more depth to stop it looking crowded so I stuck it on a sheet of Kraft.

 I have been meaning to make a page about blogging for so long and needed the perfect picture before I started. My old Blog header was perfect and had such deep colours so it was fun to pair it with these pale colours.

I tried to include aspects of my blogging in the elements of the page. therefore like my background i focused on it being shabby chic. I put buttons in there to emphasise the love of sewing, the stacked up paper for lots of ideas. Letters to emphaise all that typing and paint for a tad of mess! A few butterflies crept in there as well! Oh, and top tip, to make lovely glossy embellishments, coat them in nail varnish (I used a light bronze on the butterflies) Works a treat!

Thanks for stopping by

Loves xxxx

11 comments:

Rachael Elliott said...

Hi Abi, gorgeous LO I love your scrapping style and you should definitely use circles more often! Love the tip on the nail varnish lol.
Thanks for entering our challenge :)

Sian said...

This is beautiful Abi! And I love the nail varnish idea - what a lot of possibilities there are with that one.

Jo said...

That is a gorgeous LO Abi and thank you for the tip

Lizzie said...

That is a cool page, Abi! I love the texture of the white paper background, with the stamped circles in blue. I also love the lacey circle and the little crinkly butterflies. It all hangs together very well - which can't only be because you used a sketch - I'm sure it's down to your skill most of all. I do like your scrapping style!

By the way, I did love that blog header - but I also love the new one. I like how your feet keep appearing on your blog!

Rachel B said...

Ooh great tip Abi, I love the layout :)

humel said...

Abi, this is amazing! I love how you layer and add so much detail to your layouts :-)

Gems said...

Hi Abi, the nail polish idea is fab! Thanks for taking part in the challenge xx

Miriam said...

So much layering Abi, its beautiful. When I do that it looks as though a box of bits fell on it!!

Kazy1 said...

Superb layout..really love all your little details and layers. Karen

Rachael Elliott said...

Abi, think you might like to pop over to Sarah's Cards blog :)

dapfniedesign said...

Congrats Abi! Great LO! Love it!