Saturday 2 April 2016

1st LO with my April Skies kit

Hi all

I've been cropping today.. had a fab time with my friends and I managed 4 layouts and 1 double layout... all for my sister in laws 50th birthday album.. her birthday is on the 12th so time is running out!

Anyway.. the first one was composed using my Counterfeit Challenge blog Kit, April Skies that I blogged yesterday... (thanks for the comments received!)

I used the gold, black and white from my kit to create this LO. I knew I wanted to use a sketch for this and so I found the latest sketch challenge over on Stuck?! Sketches Blog -designed by the talented Laura Whitaker.
So here is my take on this lovely sketch using my kit.

Not sure you can make it out but the gold stripe paper behind the photo is vellum and the heart and stripes to the side of the photo is acetate as is the & in the bottom cluster that I cut from a sheet too. The rest of the papers are Stampin' Ups 'Winter Woodland' retired (I think) paper collection. I then addedsome extra bling on the circles and stamped the camera on the bottom cluster (that caused some nerves I can tell you.. I'd almost finished the LO before I decided to add it.. so I was worried about ruining all my hard work and having to cover it over.. but all's well that ends well as it turned out perfectly.

I'll be back tomorrow with more layouts.. I would have added some others but I took photos in the daylight and when I went to add them here, I discovered I had had 'camera shake' and they were all blurry.. so I'll have to re-take them tomorrow.. lol

Anyway.. thanks for popping by again.



  1. This is wonderful.The gold adds a special touch to your photo and you've layered it just enough.I love the touch of sequins too.

  2. The mix of paper types works very well. A lovely LO.
    Toni xx

  3. The black and gold color combination is so classic and just perfect for a New Year's Eve page. Great layout!

  4. Applause for stamping directly on your page! I know it takes courage, but this would definitely not be complete without that camera :D Don't you look FAB all dressed up with your sweetie? As Susan said, a classic New Year's Eve color scheme done perfectly. I may have to bookmark that sketch as it looks really versatile - good choice!

  5. Oh I like the way you've mixed small sweet patterns with the glitz! Lovely page.

  6. This is so great, love the pops Of gold and the acrylic pieces! Thanks for joining us at
    Stuck?! Sketches!

  7. Oh such a pretty layout - I love it!

  8. What a lovely page! Love all the gold elements and that stamped camera very much!! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!!

  9. Love the splash of gold and acrylic - lucky you cropping with your friends
    Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches

  10. Gorgeous work, love the touches of gold. Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!

  11. Love the gold in this layout! It draws the focus straight to the photo. Thanks for being part of the inspiration over at Stuck?! Sketches!!