Good morning. Today I have a layout to share with you that I did for a recent sketch challenge. The photos are of my son competing in the school swimming competition. I decided to go with the primary colours of the boundaries of the swimming lanes for my colours. Purple Pumpkin has so many bright embellishments, which is what I love about them.
I have used a PP Blue Swimfast Flair button. This particular one isn't available now but there are a number of swim themed Flair buttons in the shop. I also grounded the embellishment on some red zigzag washi tape.
Welcome to all our Purple Pumpkin fans. Are you ready for the start of another week filled with lots of creativity and inspiration? Then lets' start the week off with a layout that is all about the little details...and those owl flair buttons!!!
"THIS IS MY MOTHER"
I created this layout using the monthly sketch from Sketches With A Twist. The twist challenge was to use a Mother's Day themed photo. I was recently lucky enough to get my hands on a new range of papers by Tilda, and the beautiful details and papers were perfect for this project.
Using a Twiddleybitz chipboard piece as my background feature, I then added banners, flowers, and journalling, along with lots of fussy cutting. If you look closely, you can find two Purple Pumpkin crocheted flowers tucked in amongst all the paper flowers.
This layout was made for "Scrapbook magazine" and it had the theme
"Spring". In my part of the world, spring has sprung!!!
For this background, I have used some Scrapmatts chipboard butterflies
as a mask and sprayed with various colours!! I cut the white cardstock about an inch (2cm) all around and placed it in the middle of the patterned paper. I placed a stencil and applied gesso over it. I sprayed and splashed here and there. I cut the paper into strips and created a banner. After that, I just placed the photos and started building the clusters around them! Some tips:
1) When your patterned paper is too busy, use white cardstock to soften the colours of your composition! Don’t let the rest of your paper go wasted, cut off the middle piece that doesn’t show and use it to make photo mats or embellishments (like the banner for instance)
2) To attach the banner strips to the twine, fold the top over the twine and use a stapler.
3) Always paint your chipboard white before adding colour! It will show better!
4) If you don’t have a stencil, use your chipboard pieces as a mask like I did with the butterfly
5) If you don’t have a spatula, use an old credit card.