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Monday, 26 May 2014

SJ Papercrafts and SOS challenge

Good morning everyone.. here is my third and (probably) last blog post from this bank holiday weekend. As regular visitors will know, I have been 'home alone' this weekend while my dear husband has been working very hard.. giving me plenty of time to scrap! 

So.. needless to say.. that's exactly what I've done. This is my third LO and it is one I have created for the Scrap Our Stash challenge which is based on this sketch here. As you can see it is a horizontal sketch using three photos..but in this instance I decided to rotate to and use two photographs instead. That is mainly because I had taken this lovely photo of a busy bee working hard, collecting nectar from this rather tall foxglove. The colour of the foxglove gave me the next option and I chose to use cardstock of a very similar shade to mat the photos on.  

I thought I would also enter my photo on 'Our Beautiful World' photo prompt blog too as their latest challenge is 'spots' and as you can see, there are lots of spots in this foxglove! 


I then sprayed the background with a shimmer mist (a home made colour) over a die cut to leave a stencilled pattern and added some subtle rounded impressions from a small plastic box and added larger splodges to finish it off. 


I then took the bingo inspiration from SJ Papercrafts and added some torn yellow paper from my CKCB kit behind where the MS Trellis punched strip is. The bingo inspiration is where you have to make a LO with three of the elements in this grid.. ensuring you choose three in a row! 





For this challenge I decided to 'use ink or mist', 'something transparent' and 'mixed alphas'.

So after sticking down my photo mat I added a doily and inked it to match my background mist and added a strip of yellow polka dot ribbon and some organza polka dot ribbon (my something transparent) , both from my May Madness CKCB kit.








Finally I added a honey jar.. also from my kit but made, I think, by American Crafts together with some co-ordinating flowers and brads with a couple of additional gems too and a swirl of bakers twine finished with the mixed alpha title. 

I'm very happy with the final outcome as it is so bright and cheery..just right for these photos and I think I have just about 'killed' my CKCB kit now.. and here it is.. the finished LO.



Thanks for popping by again.. do let know know you've visited. Bye for now!

17 comments:

  1. Lovely- and I love the combination of the pink & yellow.

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  2. Loving these colours together!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL page!! I LOVE the colors and the misting!!! That jar is adorable!!!

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  4. Gorgeous! LOVE the pink ink and doily! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash! :)

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  5. I just love what you did with this sketch! The misting looks great

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  6. beautiful page! love the color combo! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash! xx

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  7. Bright, cheery and cute, love that you turned the sketch....star points for killing your CKCB kit too!! Kate (SOS)

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  8. Beautiful layout and wonderful color combo! Thank you for linking up with Scrap Our Stash!

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  9. Cute layout - love the happy colors! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

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  10. Fabulous page Elaine ... such lovely colours too :-D

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  11. Another beautiful take on the challenge this month. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

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  12. Beautiful sketch, great piece of work, thanks for sharing this with us at "Our Beautiful World"

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  13. More beautiful foxgloves ... I adore them ... terrific photos and page! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties at Our Beautiful World!!!

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  14. Some great ideas and inspiration here, Elaine, it's a gorgeous page.

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