Monday 9 June 2014

4th and 5th LO's with my June kit

Hi again everyone

Here are two LO's I made on the 1st of June when I first put my kit together. 

Unfortunately I could not share them with you at the time as I needed to save them for a reveal on UKS (UK Scrappers) 

As part of an ongoing commitment, I sometimes set challenges for my fellow scrappers to, hopefully, kickstart their creativity.. and it was my turn again this week. 

Firstly I picked a sketch- (always a good starting point for a challenge I think).. which was this one here

Secondly, as I often struggle with primary colours, I asked them to add primary colours taken from this photo here (which I found on Pinterest) 

I had previously decided to use primary colours in my challenge so I ensured that I included lots of primary coloured papers in my June Joy kit this month. (no point in getting older if you don't get wiser!) 

I then added an extra enticement... to use this quote as something to fuel the imagination:

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small 
All things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all. 

I thought this gave everyone a good starting point for a LO.. I hope you agree... 

anyway.. I had to make an example.. and because I loved my kit so much, I decided to make two examples.. so here they are.. 

The first one, to the left, uses all of the colours, shows me enjoying the beautiful surroundings I live in, and uses the sketch (which I rotated) 

The second LO, below, shows me on holiday with my Mum back in 2012 and the most beautiful flower arrangement.. and of course my Mum, who, to me, is beautiful too! 

The saying is so apt too as I am thankful for the things we can take for granted and, of course, my Mum, who is 84 and, of course, won't be around forever! 

I hope you like these examples and approve of the challenge I set. 

Thanks for calling in to see me again.. I look forward to seeing you here again soon.. don't forget to let me know you've dropped by this evening. It'll make my day!


  1. Gorgeous layouts, such beautiful vibrant colours

  2. great challenge - the sketch and colour inspiration are great. And two lovely layouts. It's not often I use primary colours (and green) so I might give this some thought for me!

  3. Lovely pages, especially the one of your Mum.

  4. Great pages. Love the colours on always be thankful!

  5. Love both layouts you did :) The top ones looks cool in the rotation and all those colors the bottom wow those flowers are just beautiful. I learn alot about stretching a sketch from you see what you do with a sketch. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  6. So busy reading the blurb and admiring the layout didn't notice the sketch - what am I like! Thanks Elaine!

  7. Love your challenge and LOVE your Mum's celebratory page - just stunning!

  8. What a well thought-out challenge. Both the creation of it, and the execution in the two layouts. I especially like flow of the second one.

  9. Wonderful pages!

    Ball Ground, GA USA

  10. Great demonstration of how to get two different looks from sketch.

  11. Beautiful colorful layouts!