Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Catching up with sketches

Like most good scrapbookers, I take far too many photos and don't have enough time to scrap them all.  I have developed a liking for using sketches and this has helped me be quite productive over the last few days.

This page uses a fabulous sketch from Studio Challenges.

Which I rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise, as I had portrait photos.

These photos are old ones from the days when my son's had a bunk bed.  In fact they are from January 2008!  And are done using the March/April 2015 Quirky Lite kit 'Nifty'.

Here are some (terrible*) close-ups.  I used a vellum piece for the title 'Going Here' and hand wrote the sub-title.  Unfortunately because of the arrow I didn't feel the title worked on the other side (i don't mind reading the text downwards but not upwards).


*I WAS in the bathroom with all the lights on and trying to use the zoom so that there were no shadows - perhaps tomorrow will be sunnier!

Here's the journaling in close up - because I am nosey and like to read other people's journaling so I ought to share too.

I adapted this lovely sketch from ScrapMuch? 

to create the layout below

A different page for me as usually they involve photos of my family - I need to do more scenery layouts.

My final inspiration was from this sketch by Sketch-n-Scrap

These photos are from my parent's Golden Wedding celebration earlier this year.

Apologies for the 'flash flare' but it has been a dismal day so I ended up using the flash to try and capture the real colours. 

If we get a brighter day I will try to

a) take another photograph and
b) remember to upload it here!

Here are some close ups of the details

This was also done using the Nifty kit.  The only addition was white cardstock, glue, photos and navy Nuvo crystal drops.

Thanks for visiting

Louise x


  1. Wow you have been so productive, great pages for all the challenges! Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?!

  2. What a great collection of layouts!! Nice work on all the challenges!! Thanks for playing along with us at ScrapMuch?

  3. Beautiful layouts!!! Well done in completing so many for the challenges. Your scenery layout if especially stunning! Thanks for playing along with ScrapMuch?!

  4. All fabulous pages Louise. It's so much quicker when you have a good sketch to work form isn't it? I especially like the middle one though. I always feel I should scrap more scenic ones when I do the odd one too!

    1. I think in over 10 years of scrapping I probably have half a dozen, or so, pages that are JUST scenic pictures. And yet they can carry so much story in them.

  5. There can be something satisfying about scrapbooking a scene..in a funny way I think it frees you from having to tell too much of a story (unless there is a great story to tell!) and you can just get on with playing with paper.

    1. I definitely think that helped - I feel guilty if I don't write on a LO of my children, and those stories ARE important. But as you say it was so fun not to have to worry about that part (and I often forget to leave space for journaling so struggle to fit it in!)

  6. Let me start by saying I love the name of your blog, such a fun twist on the saying! Anyways, love all your pages and you have done a wonderful take on The Studio Challenges sketch. Love the little arrows and sequins are ALWAYS a good idea! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful page with us at TSC. xx

  7. Wow, love, you've been a busy, little bee! Great pages! Love all the pen work on our take! My kiddos are getting ready to move into the same room with bunk beds, too. My littlest is too little for the top, though. So, we've got that problem solved from the get go ;). Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Studio!


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