Well the wintry weather has just arrived here and I don't like it already! And we have about six long months to go....
On a brighter note, I've had a lot of fun using my latest kit from Scrappy Chat Designs as the base for this month's sketch challenge at The Dusty Attic.
Firstly, here's the fabulous sketch from Nadia. For once I managed to stick to it fairly closely! I'm a shocker for getting sidetracked from sketches and then my final layout looks nothing like the sketch!
And here's my layout:
I was trying to take passport photos of Connor at home. I've done it before and the ones of my daughter worked this time but not the ones of Connor. The lady at the post office told me that his jawline wasn't defined enough! I should have gone to another post office....
The cardstock, stamps (I love these!), Tinby Metallic Melts, Pink Paislee paper and Izink were all from the March kit from Scrappy Chat Designs. How cool are these products!
The Dusty Attic chipboards are:
- Vintage Camera small - DA1072
- Geometric Corners - DA1030
- Chevron Panel small - DA1068
- Around the World - DA1036 (I just used part of the edges from this)
- Bookman ABC Set - DA0666
- Mini ABC Set upper - DA0861
- Alabaster Dusty in Colour Paint - DA0902
- Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish - DA0900
I framed the photos with scraps left over from when I cut up an Around the World Chippie for another project. The chevron strip on the right side under the photos is the negative section left over from when I took out the chevrons for the left hand side. I think these 'waste' strips make awesome embellishments! Using Dusty Attic paints and Tinby Metallic Melts, I faded the colours of the chevrons from blue through to white.
Isn't that camera chippie amazing! I love the detail on it.
I also used the Metallic Melts to colour the Geometric Corners and used blue and black inks with those fantastic Kaisercraft stamps to add more activity to the background.