Thursday, May 19, 2011


This is another combination of 2 challenges.  This weeks challenge #58 over at The Color Room

The second challenge is the May 15th challenge over at Once Upon a Sketch

I personally loved both of these challenges.  I think the colours of the colour palette are stunning, and this sketch is just fantastic.  Anyway here is what I have created:

I have not used my usual huge amount of flowers with this LO, I have instead stuck with more understated embellishments.  I love this photo of my son Jayden and nephew Logan swimming at one of our favourite swimming spots.  The water is freezing but so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom.  It is a beautiful place.  The boys were having so much fun, Jayden is laughing so hard that he is having trouble keeping his head about the water. 

I have used a number of different patterned papers to give some extra layers to this page.  I have used Glimmer Mist on the white card.  Even though it doesn't show up in the photos there is a faint hint of script in the background where I have stamped and then clear embossed before spraying over it with the glimmer mist.  I added a bit of lace to the bottom of one of my patterened papers not only to get the "peach" colour in the LO but also because I thought that with the scalloped edge of the lace & the scalloped edge that I punched on the patterned paper it worked well together. 

The title is chipboard letters covered in distress crackle paint and then topped with glossy accents.  I have used a variety of brads and decorative paper clips as embellishments.  I really like the understated effect.  I think that this page works well.  I was unsure of it most of the way through but I do believe that it has come together nicely in the end.

Well in all of my intellegence today I have gone and neglected the journalling criteria over at Once Upon a Sketch - the criteria states that the journalling should be typed.
I have since gone back and rectified this situation and this is the outcome now:

I don't really think that the different Journalling spot makes all that much difference.  I actually think that I like the 2nd one a little better because the dark blue contrasts really well with the lighter blues that I have used no the rest of the page.

Thanks for looking & for your comments.
I hope you have a fantastic day :-)

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  1. LOL! What a bummer you missed the journalling criteria the first time! SO happy you were able to rectify that. This is a gorgeous layout and you did well with the TCR colours as well. Love pic too. THANKS for playing along at Once Upon A...Sketch!

  2. What a fun, fun lo! Love the mix and that crushed paper behind the pic!

  3. Fun page! makes me smile :):):)
    Thanks for playing with us at Once Upon a Sketch.

  4. Beautiful page! And nice photos! Thanks for playing with us at Once Upon A Sketch!

  5. Lovely take on the sketch and palette Samantha!
    Thanks for your sweet comment ;-)

  6. Brilliant photo! And great page. I agree, the colours are fantastic. And I love all the texture you've incorporated into this page. Just lovely :-)

  7. Such a cute page! Love all the little details!

  8. Love the crumpled paper effect and I couldn't agree more with the message on your blog header - We do learn more about life from our kids!

  9. Beautiful work! Love all the details and placement. Thanks for joining us!

  10. Beautiful take on the sketch - love the soft colours and the distressed elements. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS

  11. Very nice...refreshing to take a break from all the flowers...well done!



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