Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another Stuck Sketch

Yesterday I decided that I would do the June 15 sketch at Stuck Sketches. Mind you it is due in by midnight tonight. And I did it!
I love this photo.  It was inspired by a photography challenge at Home and Scrapped about the season.  It only too 2 months but I finally scrapped it.  It was a beautiful autumn day and as I drove up the driveway after picking the girls up from school just loved how the rose looked against the Japanese Maple - white/pink against the orange/browns.
Luckily it suited this sketch perfectly.  I have also used a great technique from the lovely Mistra at Red Earth Scrapping  on the Dusty Attic chipboard fern.  Love how the fern now has some depth rather than just flat chippy.

Here is a closeup of the fern.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stuck Sketches

Completed the June 1 Stuck Sketches this afternoon. Love it when a layout comes together quickly.  Was looking around for some inspiration to scrap this afternoon and remembered this sketch and these photos.  An I completed  & photographed it this afternoon - miracle. Wet public holidays are wonderful!!!

This is another layout with photos from our Thailand trip. Slowly getting through them.  These were taken at the Tiger Temple a couple hours out of Bangkok.  It is a Buddhist Temple who rescue animals, especially Tigers.  The patting of the Tigers is very controlled and I still don't know how I feel about it, but I suppose it is a way of making some money to support the tigers.  This was on the top of Kaitlyn's list of things to do!!

White with 1

Wow two months in a row I have completed the White with 1 challenge.  This months challenge was white & red & polka dots or circles.  I loved doing this one.  The red spotted ribbon & flower fit really well.
When we were in Phuket Kaitlyn loved all the Frangipani's that had fallen off the trees.  She collected heaps.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Red Earth Road Trip - Cowra

The Road trip has started.  Spent the week in chill Cowra the home of the lovely Linda.  Just about to pack up and head to the warms to northern WA.  Linda posted some wonderful information about Cowra, definitely have to visit now.  The first challenge had to have Friendship or Peace in the title.  Here is my layout: 

For all the nastiness with Twitter & Facebook, Mikala has made some good friends through Twitter and following local bands.  There are a number of girls who meet up a band gigs.  She has found a passion, although a very time consuming one.

The second part of the challenge was to make a card using paper folding representing the Japanese influence in the area.

A birthday card for my beautiful inspirational friend. (hope she received it in the post before she sees the blog!).