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
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:
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