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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and what better posting than one of the happiest days of my life – the day our son Chris Pennington was born.
I was inspired by the mood board over at Scrap Around the World. The colour blue was inspirational as were the words “there is sunshine in my soul today” – there certainly was sunshine in my soul the day my son was born.
Here is the mood board at Scrap Around the World:
Here is the sketch at Sketchabilities that was also inspirational for this layout. I gave it a quarter-turn and scrapped my little bundle of joy!!!
Here is my take on the two challenges!!!
Materials used were:
Little Yellow Bicycle paper
Heidi Swap title
K and Company chipboard
Little Yellow Bicycle Clear Cuts (background oval and giraffe)
We have a design team call over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge – come try out!!
Just love Sketch 119 over at Sketchabilities, and love the photos I’ve used of my son Chris Pennington and his friend Mitchell Van Oosten at Northern Lodge on 10 August 2005 (Chris’ twelfth birthday). Here is my layout based on the sketch, using Sassafrass’ Monstrocity paper line:
That’s what my four grandchildren are!! This layout is for 123 Challenge Blog and Sketchabilities, and the star of the layout is my eldest granddaughter – Brynn Zwanenburg. The challenge at 123 Challenge Blog is to use brights, the word “awesome” and arrows. The arrows I used are arrowheads. I flipped the sketch at Sketchabilities this time around:
Here’s my interpretation of both sketches using Fancy Pants Be You papers:
Don’t forget to come and play along with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge – we have a fun challenge on right now until the end of the month – and our sketch is coming on the 15th !!!
There are still a few days to play along with our sketch at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge. We are very excited to be back for our first challenge after taking a break since July. The team has contributed some awesome layouts interpreting the sketch, and we have some awesome entries into the challenge!!
Tonight I have a very fun, busy layout of a very fun, busy boy where I incorporated 4 challenges from around blogland to share with you. No wonder I am tired!!!
Craft-Szafa’s challenge is to use a frame – so I used a sweet translucent frame around one of the photos I used of my grandson Kieran Zwanenberg.
Sketchabilities’ challenge is to use their sketch #109 as inspiration. I did so! Karan’s sketches are always delicious!
Scrap Africa’s challenge is to use chipboard that you’ve altered. I altered the swooping large arrow under the photos using various acrylic paints and a black marker to darken the edges.
Scraps & Pieces Emporium’s challenge was to use the word NEW in the layout. I used the word in my title.
I used some K&Company embellishments and papers, acrylic paint, brush marker, Sassafrass borders and Making Memories frame and acrylic heart in creating this layout:
Loving the sketch at Sketchabilities . I used it for this layout based on the theme this month of Carnival over at Craft Szafa’s blog. Loving how the combination of these two challenges inspired this layout.
The photos are of a free performance given by Cirque de Soleil at Quebec City on 10 August 2011 – the day my son Chris turned 18. Scott, Mary, Chris and I spent the day in Quebec City to celebrate the big day – and ended the evening with this amazing performance. I used Graphic 45 Le Cirque Collection paper line for this layout. Hope you enjoy it!!
Our daughter Stephanie and Josh Clifton had a beautiful wedding last year, and I don’t think I’ve seen as much happiness displayed by a couple in a long time. I love making layouts of their special day, and recording the glow and joy I see on her face in those wedding photos.
This layout was made using the current sketch at Sketchabilities, and I found it a wonderful inspiration for the layout!!!
It was hard to finish this today, as part way through finishing it, a big (unrelated to the layout or photo) part of me that I have held inside for years, was crushed. Time to re-evaluate, as change often provides opportunity.