Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge

I had a great time scrapbooking at a 12-hour crop this past Saturday.  My friends, Christa and Ann, held a fundraising crop for the dance studio that each of their daughters attend and it was a fabulous day!

While I was there I was able to work on a couple of projects that I have wanted to do for a while now.  One of my goals for the day was to use some of the new feathers that we received in our store a couple of weeks ago.  They are by Bella Blvd. and I just fell in love with them when I saw them at the Craft and Hobby Association's summer show in July.

I decided to create a layout based on the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge for September.  Sue Sykes created the layout and it is lovely!

I was so excited to use a photo of Amelia - my friend Kelly's little girl!  She is the most adorable baby girl and I was so happy when she said I could use her photos on my pages!!

I worked with the basic idea of Sue's sketch, but I used only one photo instead of four.  The patterned papers, tags and decorative bag are all from Fancy Pants Trend Setter and they worked so well with the colours in the photo!

The feathers were amazing to work with and I also added some tulle to go with Amelia's outfit!

I painted some wooden hearts to add to my page along with some hearts I punched out of vellum and paper.  The hearts took the place of the butterflies on Sue's sketch.  Then I added some sequins and enamel dots and a fine splatter of paint to the background.

Thanks for a great sketch Sue! It was the perfect inspiration for my page.  And thanks for the photo Kelly - I am sure I will be using lots more in the future


  1. Oh my, this is incredible Joanne!! The colour scheme is beautiful!

  2. One of the prettiest layouts ever! I LOVE all the little details!

  3. Love, love, LOVE your take on this - those feathers are making me drool! Also love how you've used the tulle - you are wicked awesome! Sorry to have missed scrapping with you in Elmira! :(

  4. Love this Joanne. Such gorgeous details and texture.


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