Thursday, 19 July 2018

Scrapbooking Global July - Scrapbook Sketch

Welcome to our Scrapbooking global July Blog Hop. This month we have a sketch challenge that we put forward to the group - would you like to join us? We have 24 Scrapbooking Global members hopping for the first time. We have a Facebook group and will be doing a monthly Blog Hop plus a monthly Challenge - that's 2 pages a month guaranteed!

If you have joined me from Delys Blog welcome - you have arrived 'across the ditch' from New Zealand to Australia. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has done with the sketch.

So lets Hop to it!

I deliberated over this page heaps as it is very similar to the page I did last month. I worked backwards as far as I was concerned as usually I start with my photos then plan around them but that was not the case this time.
Step 1 was the sketch
Step 2 was to find a word that would be great for my 'Title'
Then I found some photos to go with what I had decide my Title was going to be!
Step 4 pick a paper range to suit - bonus I had the co-ordinating stamp set.

And Ta Da!

My Miss Eilish got her P Plates in January - over 120hrs learners experience done (well that was completed last November but we can't rush these things now), she was as nervous as hell but she passed first go. Proud Parenting moment when she came home with those red plates. It has been life changing here - I get to stay home an extra 2 nights a week now instead of doing the 'Dance Run' 4 nights!
I cut 1 inch off 2 sides of my 12x12 Whisper White piece, and 3/4" off my Blueberry Bushel patterned side piece of DSP to frame my White background then mounted it on the full piece of Grey Granite DSP. My squares are actually 2 3/4' and my middle strip piece is 6 x 2 3/4" size. The photos are not mounted and although its hard to see the top photo is actually sitting up on dimensionals.
I tweaked the sketch a little, but that's encouraged - right? I added a second photo instead of a journaling square. I love the little car in the En Route stamp set so its embossed and made into a little embellishment.

Thanks for popping in - hope you like my page please feel free to leave a comment below prior to hitting the next button to continue on the hop. You can Find us on Facebook HERE then request to join so you can hop along with us next month if you like.

The line-up for this months sketch Hop

Meet the Design Team

  Goodies I used to make this page. 

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  1. What a great page Courtenay. I love how you have used this Suite as I was unsure of how it would work. TFS

  2. This paper suits the story to a T!! And having those borders all around works wonders for making it clean and still have loads of interest. Awesome Courtenay!

  3. Fantastic page! Love the subject combined with the Best Route suite. Wonderful job.

  4. Love this Courtenay! Perfect DSP for your photos! Love all the touches!

  5. Fab use of the Best Route products! Your layout is perfect for so many milestones!

  6. Love your LO!! It looks so bright with these papers! Love the clean look of it.

  7. Perfect papers for this layout <3 And Congratulations to your daughter on getting her Red P's, such a scary moment as the first time they get in that car all by themselves. Lucky you that you get a couple of nights off Dance duty <3
    It is funny how most of us find our photos first and then work out what papers and embellishments work with those photos.
    Thank you for your wonderful layout with this sketch as inspiration.
    Cheers Shaz

  8. The more I see of the Best Route suite, the more I like it. I love the clean look of your page!

  9. What a great layout! This best Suite paper is gorgeous. I might case this layout with photos of my son with his motor. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Perfect DSP choice for this layout! Great job!

  11. Great page! I love how you used the best Route Suite to tell your story

  12. Fabulous Page - and the perfect choice of DSP!