Thursday, 14 July 2011

Friday Fun...

No, I'm not a day early, I'm nearly a week late! :lol:

Last Friday evening the Green Buttons house over at UKS had a Friday Fun evening with some great mojo-busting activities like a speed scrap and some sketch challenges etc.

I didn't get chance to join in as much as I'd like but I did take part in the speed scrap and over the weekend I found the time to have a go at one of the sketches.

Here are the LOs I created:

The speed scrap was lots of fun and I really like my resulting LO. All we were told in advance was that we'd need a 6x4-ish photo in portrait format, 1 sheet of base card and 4 sheets of patterned paper. We all then followed a series of instructions posted at regular intervals to create our LOs... it's kind of like a sketch challenge but with the added complication that you don't actually get to see the LO/sketch that you are working from! :lol:

I chose this self-portrait photo of DD1 and I taken during our recent holiday to France. The colours in the photo were mostly pink and green and I was immediately put in mind of these Kate Knight papers. The border is punched with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set and the title is a mixture of Heidi Grace and Tim Holtz adhesive plastic alphas.

The sketch I used as inspiration for this LO had a series of squares arranged behind the photo and I immediately though of this little square-shaped journalling spot stamp that I have, and that made me think of the topic for the LO - DD1's speech, which has been coming along in leaps and bounds in recent months. So I used the quote stamp for the background and wrote into the journalling spots some of DD1's current favourite sayings! :) The background paper is Basic Grey and the title alphas, fibres and flowers etc are all Papermania.

I don't seem to get a huge amount of actual scrapbooking done lately (lots of cards and ATCs and art journal pages and CJ entries and who knows what else but not much scrapbooking!) so it feels nice - and was a lot of fun! - to create two LOs fairly quickly. :)

1 comment:

Helen said...

lovely layouts, Ali! Doesn't Aimee look like her Daddy - even more so now. I'll have to dig out some photos of him at that age for you - sure we've got some somewhere x

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