Sorry for being bit late to the party on posting these this month. You may or may not know that I have multiple medical problems and these have been causing me a lot of problems of late. So lots of resting and sleeping.
But the kit is up on the My Creative Scrapbook for you to look at and drool over! I always receive the main kit to use which is pictured below!
Hi Everyone you have hopped onto my blog. I hope you are enjoying the blog hop!
House rules first.... Each reader can earn one ballot for commenting on the each of the blog links and one ballot for playing along with the sketch. Your prize is a SEPTEMBER MAIN KIT! You should also pop on over to the Stuck Sketches blog and have a look around there is a ton of inspiration on there to keep you going for ages!
Okay here is the page that i created with the My Creative Scrapbook kit to go with this sketch.
Okay... Now you can hop on over to the next hop! Click on here to go to Debbie's blog and see what she created with this sketch!
Here are the rest of my pages for the My Creative Scrapbook. I really enjoyed using this kit.My next one is winding its way to me as we speak and I can't wait for it to get here! Don't forget to pop over and have look at what the rest of the team have been making with this kit!
A little while ago I got an email from Pam at the kit club 'My Creative scrapbook' She wondered if I wanted to be a guest designer for their kit club for the month...of course I said yes! I love working like this. To have a set of products that I have to use, wether they would normally be something I would work with, a deadline...this is something I love to do! It really makes me think outside the box and re think about how to use products differently.
The after I had finished working with the kit Pam asked me to stay on as a full time design team member which is really exciting!
Here is the kit that I was sent to work with!
And here is the first page that I made using it.
I used the packaging to make a little shaker circle to use on the layout. For most of the circles I used their cut files that went along with the kit!
And I used the stitching lines around the circles to show trail of the boat! So cute!
I have a tutorial going up the blog this month to show you how I put this pages together! SO every month now I get to play with these amazing kits! I have other pages to show you later on in the month.
After looking through some old photographs I came across this one of me nearly 20 years ago..Can I just add the fact that I had to write 20 years ago is just totally horrifying.
Anyway...I have been trying to expand my use of the cameo and have been playing around with some Just Nick files...which after some you tube video watching I managed to figure out how to use!
So I made this page...I loved the fact that the files came in separate parts so I could chop and change what went in each square! sorry no idea why the journaling part of this page came out fuzzy! I am still using my phone but am hoping to get a new camera for Christmas.
I don't often do mixed media work on my backgrounds. I don't like the way the paper warps no matter how much Gesso I put on it...I have a phobia of getting my hands messy...and I don't feel that every page I create needs that added to it.
But I popped into Papermaze with a friend the other day and it was talked about how I don't do mixed media...so I thought I had better give it a try and luckily I felt that this page could do with that extra something. So I dragged out my watercolours and had a try.
Here is what I came up with... i used this sketch that I found on Pinterest from the Hip Kit Club as my starting off point. I have been trying to use inspiration for my pages lately as I found I as just using the same thing over and over again.
Here is the sketch...I changed it slightly.
In my old house I had found the perfect spot to take photos of...I have yet to find that spot here so still having trouble with the lighting and funky colours!
I took the triangle element from the sketch and used that. Here are some closeups...
As you can see I have used watercolours on the background but not too much. Thanks for popping in!