Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sunday Challenge 28th November 2010

The final weekend in November already! Goodness me. Well, let's celebrate with another great challenge shall we?

It's our Sunday sketch challenge this week! I've created a sketch for you, and the challenge along with it is to use a monochromatic colour scheme.

Sadly we have to say goodbye to our November Guest Designer, Sophie Crespy, today but what a way to go out. Look at this stunning LO. Thank you Sophie.

That last challenge was the hardest one for me!! I loved the sketch but the monochromatic part was the hardest!! and that is as much monochromatic as I can get!! My girl is pink obsessed so the color was easily chosen!! Thank you again to Amanda and the whole team for this lovely November I spent with you at the Studio!!

This challenge was quite a difficult one for me as I like using lots of different colours when I scrap so keeping it to different shades of the same colour was definitely a challenge! I chose this photo of my brother and nephew in the pool on holiday, as it had lots of blue in the photo I just went with it and ended up a bit blue mad!

I really enjoy sketches. They made my mojo flow more easily and are always a nice start for a layout. The challenge for me was the monocromatic, but i liked the result. I've had this picture of my son at 2 years...he was sad about vacation finishing. Its not a new picture but I thought it would go perfectly with the blue monocromatic challenge. Below some details of the work Ive made in the chipboard doodle: ive covered it with blue metalic paint and sprinkled emboss all over it, to create a texture.Than made some paper flowers to add an extra "something" lol. XX



Making a monochromatic page was a first for me - I've wanted to scrap this photo of my son for a long time, and so decided to go with the snowy theme and chose to use many different hues of white including a bit of sparkle for some added interest. I love the end result so guess I'll be experimenting with some more monochromatic projects in the future!

Okay, so it's not quite monochrome but I couldn't find any paper that complimented the photo so I went with orange and browns for the accents and hope you won't notice the greens and yellows in the paper ;) Love working from a sketch but did mix it up a bit. Not really sure why! Just in one of those moods I guess.



It's no secret that I love yellow monochromatic layouts.  However, I've never made a boy-ish one, so I challenged myself to make one work for my little guy. 


I just love to work with a sketch. It makes life so much easier when you don't have to worry about where to put the parts. You can compound the ease-factor if you throw in a club kit. Then you don't have to worry about what the parts are (besides photos, of course!) Since this is the season where I notoriously over-extend myself, I was thrilled to have these options for this layout. Most of the materials here are from a club kit from a few months ago - with a couple of extra items thrown in for good measure. The layout tells the story of the day our friend came to pick up some cookies he ordered from me in his airplane. We met him at our local commuter airport. The kids got to sit in the cockpit and good fun was had by all. Oh, and it was the first time anyone ever picked up a cookie order by plane. Here's a close up:

supplies: patterned cardstock: Basic Grey, Studio Calico, Girls Paperie; letters: Making Memories; frames: K & Co.; rub ons: Basic Grey; die cuts: Girls Paperie; stamp: Studio Calico; tab punch: McGill

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  1. I loved all takes girls...specially Nic's layout, really cool effect to use white as your monocromatic color!!! Cheers

  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! LOVING that sketch and the twist!!! Great lo's by everyone! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Hi ladies!! I really love your layouts! so many subbtle details. I sent my take on this week's challenge to Amanda, but there seems to be a problem ! hope Amanda is ok! so I leave you a link to my blog post:

    this is my last week with you and I wanted to say I had a lot of fun playing along with you all! so thank you for having me on board!

  4. I've added it now Sophie. Such a grogeous LO. We've loved having you on board :)

  5. What fabulous pages - just beautiful


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