Friday, 16 October 2015

Nipper means ... colour and sketch challenges

I got a bit of time to scrap this weekend.  So I had a browse through my pinterest board of October scrapbook LO challenges.  Two caught my eye straight away.

The first was this colour challenge from ScrapMuch?  The colours are so rich and warm but I decided NOT to go for an autumn page but took inspiration from the cat instead.


The second challenge was this sketch on My Scraps and More.  I had to rotate the sketch because my photos were portrait rather than landscape.  Other than that I kept quite close to it.

So this is the result.  


I used patterned paper with sooty black spots and pale grey 'paint' effects, used dark calico mist spotted onto the page and several different brown papers which matched to the two shades in the challenge.  The darker letter stickers are more grey in real life but I have taken the second photo in poor light!

I replaced the large circle element with a sticker (on which I wrote a few lines of one of my favourite poems!) and added green 'enamel dots' (using Nuvo Crystal Drops) to add a splash of colour.  I replaced the stitching with the black and white chevron style strip of paper.

Thanks for looking

Louise x


  1. Great take on the colour challenge, love your layering! Thanks so much for joining us at ScrapMuch?!

  2. Adding black to a page can sometimes seem like a scary thing to do. But you've shown how a little splash of black actually makes a layout come alive

  3. I love this! All the fun details really add to the sketch! Love how you changed the orientation. Thanks for playing with My Scraps and More Sketches!

  4. Cats - what fantastic subjects in a scrap page - I also was scrapping my fur girls this weekend, so I may just need to scrap lift your page (thanks).

    1. You are more than welcome. I look forward to seeing your cat layouts x

  5. Really lovely layout, love all the ink spots - I am never brave enough to do that on a layout, I have some stamps that I use instead to look like mist or ink splats

  6. Great take on the colour challenge!! I love the misting!! Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?

  7. Such a cute cat! Love how you´ve put the colours together! Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?!

  8. Love the kitty theme! I like your misting - great layout! Thanks for joining us at My Scraps & More sketches!

  9. PURRfect use of the colour challenge! Your fur baby is too cute!!
    Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?

  10. so sweet, love the black and greet paint splatters! Thank you for playing along with ScrapMuch? colour challenge


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