Sunday, September 1, 2013

Guest designing for The Scrapbook Store - September sketch challenge

Hi, it's September already!!  Time is flying by, and I sure do hope the next 4 weeks fly just as  Remember in my last post I said I had some news to share?....well, here it is....

Suzanne from The Scrapbook Store asked me if I'd be interested in doing a month of Guest Designing, and seeings I won't be around for October, and I have a few things happening when I get back, that only left September....and even though it is going to be a super duper busy month for me, do you think I could say no?!?  Of course not!!! lol

So, Suzanne has sent me a stack of FabScrap goodies in my GDT kit, so I will be sharing as many projects as I can fit in over the next few weeks.  For now though, here is my take on the September sketch....created by the very talented (not only with creating sketches, but her scrap work is amazing too!) Melinda Spinks.

So here is my take on it....using Studio Calico papers - Classic Calico 3, from my stash, but available in TSS HERE

My pics are from our trip earlier this year to The Great Ocean Road.
Loch Ard Gorge has such an amazing story to it, starting with a ship wreck back in 1878....I have journaled a heap more on the back of my layout to tell the story - you can see HERE where I got the info from for my journaling (it's a great read if you're interested in that kind of thing)
So here is this months sketch
September 2013 Sketch Competition
And now for some close ups....

My cluster....using a few different flowers - Green Tara, Kaisercraft & Prima...along with some DieNamites die cut leaves & branches, as well as a handmade fabric button....and a little camera using my $2 Typo stamp :D

Some basic journaling to fit in with the sketch...and more detailed journaling is on the back of my layout.

A few very old brads from my stash...not sure what brand they are, as well as some gyprockers tape tucked in to the side of the Studio Calico PP.

And my title

For the background I first used CW Chickenwire template with my "mint" Gelato, applied with a foam ink blending tool.  Then I did some random stamping using Kaisercraft "Crackle" stamp & a "Chocolate" Gelato (hmmm....Chocolate & mint...YUM)...which gives a very subtle effect compared to inks.  Then to finish off, I used CW Tile Texture template with texture paste & some Mr Huey's "Pumpkin Spice" mixed through it to give a colour that matches in with the sand & rocks of the photos....oh and there's a few flicks & splatters of TA Burlap Simply Sheer mist in there as well.
If you feel like joining in on this months sketch, upload your layout HERE by 30th September to be in the running for a $40 store voucher at The Scrapbook Store, with free postage!....and it is a random drawer, so anyone can win!  Looking forward to seeing your take on this sketch :)
Until next time, take


Margaret Mifsud said...

Linda this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and the textures on the background. The whole piece is put together so beautifully, and of course your photos are always amazing. A stunning page!!! ox

bel said...

Congratulations on your gdt
Your page is just gorgeous, so much detail
And what a cool sketch

Lizzyc said...

Well done on your guest designing! This layout looks wonderful.. great colors that match your photos, love the masking in the back ground as well as your cluster on the side!!

Chantelle said...

so happy to have you guest designing at TSS :) love seeing your take on the sketch and your winning style - awesome background work!!

Victoria Freze said...

Linda, that is another gorgeous layout by you! I really adore your style and your color sense is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Yaaay on the GDT position - that means more creative inspiration from you this month - very cool:) Love the way the background colours coordinate so well with the colours in your pics Linda - looks awesome along with the fab techniques you've used to create that background - love it:)

Anonymous said...

Linda can you please add a Pinterest
linky widget to your blog so I can pin your fab LO's . It's easy - trust me, even I could do it no probs:)

Anonymous said...

Your backgrounds are always so amazing I wish I could scrap like you! I really love your take on the sketch :)

Kim Price said...

Such wonderful creativity, your take on the sketch is perfect. And its so nice to see you popping your head back in at TSS!

Helen Tilbury said...

Congraaaaats!!! Super cool news!!! Glad you have taken that on so I can get to see more of your beautiful creations :-D This one is crackerjack for starters!! LOVE!!!

Lynette said...

Congratulations on being guest designer. Your layout is beautiful and so full of texture. Gorgeous chocolate mint colour combination:-)

Rachael Funnell said...

No wonder they asked you back designing for them Linda... your creations are ALWAYS AMAZING!!! CONGRATS on the GDT spot.. your take on the sketch is SUPERB! you have inspired me to give this sketch a go!!! x


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