Monday 11 August 2014

The best is yet to come

A very early good morning to you!  I'm having a sleepless night tonight, so instead of being asleep, as I should be at 3am (!) I am here writing to you all instead!

So.. tonight I bring you a LO created from a challenge over on the Being Scrappy blog in which Niki created a challenge to use colours from this colour inspiration here as challenge No 6 for the UKS Summer Scrapbooking challenge 

As luck would have it my Counterfeit kit had several colours similar to this in it from my August kit, Girls Aloud, inspired from the talented designers over on the Counterfeit Challenge Blog

First I printed out the colour inspiration.. and used it as my starting point.. to be honest, the colours I printed out did not truly represent the colours you can see in in this picture..but at the time I hadn't realised this, so my colours aren't as representative of these as I might have liked..but it is what it is (and it just goes to prove that printers don't always replicate colours very well!)

Then I took this sketch from Sketch n Scrap blog sketch no 62 here  and chose my photo. 

I had to dig deep for this picture.. it was taken in 1979 whilst on holiday in Malta, taken 5 months into my engagement and 8 months before we go married and bought back many memories.. which I have journalled in depth about on the back.

Then I took elements from CKCB kit and created this LO here as my representation of the sketch. 

First I took a pale bokeh page from the Crate Paper Flea Market collection and then I added more papers from the same range. 

I added the wood veneer quote in place of a photo as the quote seemed perfect for an engaged couple! 

I finished it off with enamel chevrons and hearts and a large brad and finally three more wood veneer trims too. 

Thanks for looking!



  1. Fabulous layout and interpretation of that sketch. I've been eyeing it off myself.Those old photos bring back happy memories don't they?

  2. Oh Elaine that really is a fabulous layout!!!!! I love the sketch and the colour scheme and love the statement - the best is yet to come - very apt for the layout!

  3. Love this page and your use of the great colors!!

  4. What a sweet page for that sweet picture.

  5. Super cute layout and I like what you did with the sketch, I've been debating on this sketch but really like what you did with it and love those enamel chevrons

  6. A super page, Elaine. Those colours are delicious and I love what you have done with the sketch.
    Sue x

  7. Love those colours and what a great job of the sketch :)

  8. Beautiful page, lovely take on the challenges!