Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sketch challenge......

Feeling a bit twitchy, and wanting to use my Echo park papers again, I had a go at the March sketch challenge on the Scrap365 sketch blog here , which is open till the 15th march. 

The great thing I like about following a sketch is that the hard work of planning the look of the layout is already done it leaves you free to pick and choose your papers to fit. 
I did stick to my 8.5 x 11 size so it looks quite different from the 12 x12 sketch, but it was nice being "Told" to use a small photo !
I'm also very bad at story telling/journaling , so  I gave it a go and found it wasn't as hard as I
thought :) Might be trying that again.....

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Crop day.....

It was the Monthly Papermaze crop yesterday in Otley Village Hall in Suffolk....and although it was packed out  (lots of chatting and catching up to do, you understand...) I did manage to finish 2 layouts.

The first one with Fay on her Uncle Jesse's lawn-mower in Oklahoma, uses the adorable Basic grey Lucille collection.
The second shows Fay and Amy taking a small break at the Universal Studios in Orlando and uses mostly Echo Park - Take note papers. 
I did spend quite some time cutting all the elements from the patterned ready-made embellishments here! 
Except of course for the totally gorgeous American Crafts Thickers :)

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x