This is my first design for the September design kit for
I was drooling when I saw the papers this month,
after the design team having a holiday month in August I couldnt wait to get started
and couldnt have been happier with the papers in this kit.
I always have trouble deciding which side to use when i have double sided papers
and these were no exception as both sides were fabulous.
This month the design team are using Sketches for inspiration for the layouts that we produce.
Sketches are something Ive not used in the past , so that in itself was a challenge for me.
I found this sketch and decided to go with it , it was just listed in google images under sketches for scrapbooking
I decided to use this photo of my Aunt , it had a little damage to it ( looks like its been folded at some time or another) but i thought all the same it added to the vintage feel.
I matted it on the new Bazzill range called Two Scoops
I used a colour called Black Cow
Its gorgeous and its been designed to be sanded , torn, distressed, as well as inked
or embossed. Its a lovely textured 12 x 12 and the colour range is amazing
I used some light sandpaper to distress the edges after the matting.
I used some Dovecraft 12 x 12 in wicker as my
base, adding some Bazzill French Vanilla which is fast
becoming a personal favourite as it just seems to go with everything.
I added a metal charm on some ribbon
Next i added some Prima Printery Collection - Emperor
cut down to match the pieces on the sketch.
This is a gorgeous paper , the quality is fab, I really like this alot .
I cut myself some flowers in a selection of papers
the Back Cow two scoops, the Prima Emperor
next sanded the two scoops to reveal that gorgeous spotted
effect that shows through after sanding.
After adding my photo and the first big flower I added an 'A'
monogram also from the Prima Printery Collection called Monogram
a gorgeous sheet of all of the letters of the alphabet in Monograms.
A swirl , gave a nice feminine feel
and even more so with the addition of some
Next added my own metal clock face to carryon the time theme
My sub title
and main title
and that was it all done. Ive used photos of this Aunt before so any regular visitors will remember she used to be on the stage hence some of the fab costumes she wears in alot of the pictures.
I hope you liked this layout, and maybe you will use the sketch and try it out for yourself. With your own image and choice of papers it will look very different im sure. It was certainly a challenge using a sketch but im glad i gave it a try .
Hope you all have a lovely week and happy crafting . Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment as always its much appriciated.