Saturday, August 17, 2013

The ScrapBook Store - August sketch

Good morning there peeps.....welcome to the weekend! (for those in other time zones....you're nearly there...lol)

Here I am, back again at an old favourite scrappy haunt, to participate in their sketch challenge :)
I seen the sketch over at Marelize's blog...along with her gorgeous layout, and I really liked what I saw, so I thought I'd join in this with this months sketch challenge at The Scrapbook Store...

Here is what I came up with....



Using Kaisercraft "Pickled Pear" papers
(I love these papers...think I need to get myself some more if I can source any)....and a pic of moi
 
 
And here is this months gorgeous sketch
 
 
August 2013 Sketch Competition
 
 

My cluster....with some 2crafty chipboard - clock face frames & Assorted Arrows, Manor House & The Scrapbook Store flowers, as well as some branchy leaves using my new Dienamites die
(I can see that this one is going to get a lot of use!)
 
 

My title....and a bit of a close up of the machine stitching - a couple of rows on top of each other to help it stand out a bit better...plus you can see some of my template work around the edges and some light stamping.
 
 

I'm not sure if you can see the arrows a bit better in this one...with some added texture & painted in glimmermist
 
 

Another angle of my cluster
 

 
 
 
Again, I've done my main journaling on the back of the layout, and it reads:

28.4.13

This was our 2nd visit to Mayfield Gardens...the first being in spring, and now our 2nd visit in Autumn.  This beautiful Birch forest is one of my favourite spots at Mayfield....it just has this magical feel about it, and I imagine that in summer, it would be a lovely spot to sit to escape the heat, as it is so very cool looking and inviting.  The ground cover plants & the meandering track through the forest is just gorgeous & adds to the magical & inviting feeling that the forest gives.  I would really love to be able to incorporate something like this in my own garden at home (but on a smaller scale), as I love Birch trees, but unfortunately, it gets a little too hot for them here, as they are more of a cold climate tree.  We had a few years ago, and they all ended up dying :( 


Thanks so much for dropping by to see my work....enjoy your weekend! xx

12 comments:

Monica Brady said...

Love it Linda! You've really made that sketch your own xoxo

Marelize said...

I'm so glad you decided to play along with the sketch Linda! I LOVE what you've done with it. Your stencil work around the edges of the layout looks fantastic! I'll definitely give it a try myself. Beautiful flower cluster, super stitching and stunning photo! LOL! Can you tell that I LOVE your layout yet?
Have a lovely weekend. xx

Bente Fagerberg said...

I love it all, the design, the embellies, your lovely photo....
I never go away from your blog disappointed! :-)

ahappyscramper said...

Love the way you've used the stencil just around the outside - that looks ab fab:))

Lynette said...

Your layout is beautiful...because it is yellow (only joking). Yellow is just such a happy colour. I love your texture around the edges and the stitching is awesome.

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous, Linda - I really like that bg & most of all those fussied up arrows! I saw this sketch, too, & I agree, it's a beauty:):):)

Melinda Spinks said...

Linda, love what you've done with the sketch and all the gorgeous texture you have used and as for the stitching... perfect!

Lizzyc said...

This looks wonderful.. love the cluster of flowers and branches, great photo and love your 'rays' too!!

Zeneva said...

Great layout! Perfect range of papers for your layout. Love your cluster with the chipboard and your punched border.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love what you've done with this sketch Linda. The way you stitched the rays, the bit of stamping, the amazing template work ... it all comes together so beautifully. Love the photo too. Forests can be such a beautiful, peaceful place to be ... a place to rejuvenate the soul. Love it!! oxox

Helen Tilbury said...

Stunning page. You do those paler green tones very well!! I notice you like them a lot ")

Lauren Tomecek said...

I love the stencilling work and the stitching! The border punch works really well too.

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