Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Challenge - The Scrapbook Store


November has arrived, and the new sketch challenge has been released for 'The Scrapbook Store'.  For new product releases, competitions and other information, follow along on 'The Scrapbook Store' Blog.  To enter this months challenge, or any of the future challenges, come join the design team in the Gallery.
New to The Scrapbook Store is the FabScraps 'Marie Antoinette' paper range, with all the lovely elements.  Certainly a delightful paper range, with the most glorious hues of blue - also available in pink, and cream too.  I almost always do hidden journaling, as I do not like my hand-writing - so this layout has lots of hidden pockets, with tags and journal places.
Manor House Flowers adorn edges, and to create a more shabby chic appearance, I spray painted them lightly in a flat white!  I think some people would be horrified, but I absolutely love this look!  If you have flowers that you do not like the colour of and have been sitting in your 'stash' for some time - grab a can of spray paint, turn them 'white' or 'cream' and use them.  Great for just toning down the colour of flowers that are bright - lace, chipboard pieces, lettering, fabric, anything for that matter...
After the layout was completed, I really wished I had of pulled the sewing machine out and added some stitching.  Impossible after totally completing, so I used a White Gel Pen to create stitches in various places.
...and since these gorgeous Shabby Chic Resin birds arrived at 'my place', I have so wanted to use them in a layout or creation.  Love them, absolutely one of my favourite products are the Prima Marketing Resins (along with a million other products... errrmmmmm yep).  You can see a treasure trove of them 'HERE'.  

I had a pet Sparrow once, called Harry - he was my pride and joy and raised from a chic after falling into an oil pot in a work-shop.  He gave the children and myself, many years of a unique, and special friendship.  Thus, why I love these resins, especially the one at the top, it looks exactly like Harry.
See the little petals poking up from beneath the Manor House Flowers? They are part of the Marie Antoinette Die-Cut Set.  You can make a range of flowers from them, including roses, but I used them mostly to highlight other flowers and a bit of texture beneath paper layers here and there.
The FabScraps paper is a beautifully patterned paper on its own.  However, I did add texture in several places on the background paper (Cathedral) - using the Mini Harlequin, along with Texture Magic, which I inked slightly with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  You may have to click on photographs to see these details. 
Well that is it from me this time around, I will be back soon with some more layouts for The Scrapbook Store, very soon..
Sandie

Supplies List:
FabScraps: Marie Antoinette 'Cathedral' and 'Blue Musical' Paper, Die-Cut Set 
Other: Gauze, Fancy Thread, White Shimmer Paper, Flowers, Ferns
Kaisercraft 'Crystal' Sparklets 
Crafters Workshop: 'Mini Harlequin' 
Delta Creative: 'Texture Magic'  
Ranger Stockles: 'Diamond'
Ranger: Adirondak Paint Dauber 'Snow Cap' 
Dulux: Quick Dry Spray Pak 'Flat White'
Imaginarium Designs: 'Fence' and 'You and Me' Chipboard

24 comments:

Naomi Edwards said...

I am blown away by how much work you put into a layout or card, just stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keren Tamir said...

This is stunning Sandie

Margyz Paper Games said...

Another absolutely gorgeous layout Sandie. Love what you did with the flowers, must remember that little trick. I also love the little resin birds, will have to check them out. Love, Love, Love it all!

Lisa S. said...

I love all of your close ups Sandie. The detail is amazing on this LO and I love how you framed that sweet photo. This is so pretty and I'm going back for another look. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Vicky Alberto said...

ohhh love the cool blue and gorgeous design!

jannekevanveen said...

wow it's beautiful lovely details hugs janneke

Jasmine S said...

Your details are just amazing and I love the monochromatic theme. You have worked "blue" so beautifully.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Sandie, love the blue in blue tones together with the B&W photo, looks fantastic with all the other elements you have added so cleverly!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is stunning Sandie. The colours are gorgeous and your attention to detail is just amazing.

Hugs Sue

Lizzyc said...

This is really gorgeous.. blue is my favourite color and I really love the hues on this layout. and love all the flowers. a wonderful sketch too!!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Woww, woww woww sooo stunning layout , love these ornaments you addd,,,,such a hard work here,,,,OMG.

Lean de Ruiter said...

Wauwy wonderful page sweet photo love the color combo.
byebye,lean

Linda R said...

WOW!! I am always blown away by your pages. Love all the wonderful elements my friend.

Hugs~

Valerie said...

Hi Sandie. Your "She Believed" layout was selected as one of the featured layouts for the October C'est Magnifique Kits sketch challenge. We loved bright colors you used, and those amazing flower clusters. Such a beautiful layout! Congratulations and thanks for participating in our sketch challenge.

Carole said...

Sandie so many details it's hard to take my eyes off your gorgeous creation and I adore those wonderful resin birds, they are spectacular!
Hugs ... Carole xox

Juliana said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!!! I love your tip about the painting the flowers!!!

carlies said...

WOWZA my friend this is soooooooo STUNNING loved so much !!!!!
It's was a big pleasure to be on your blog

hugs carla

Chantelle said...

this is such a detailed page Sandi - so very beautiful - loving the monocromatic feel to it and it's a great take on the sketch too :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow Sandi..this is one gorgeous layout! The colour pallette is stunning and the layering so beautiful! Love everything about it!

Christina C. said...

Holy smokes, Sandie, I almost missed this amazing scrapbook page...WOW, WOW, WOW....look at all the fabulous details on this beauty!!! I am in awe!

HarmonySweetpea said...

So pretty and so much detail. Absolutely love it!

Alison Harris said...

Wow, Stunning Layout Sandie. I loveit, I am going to order the Distress Ink pad Stormy Sky awesome with the white.
Cheers
Alison

Today for Tomorrow said...

Stunning Layout and gorgeous colours. Love all the detail and wonderful take on the sketch.

Helen Tilbury said...

This is an absolute stunner Sandie! Just love it & your layers and the monotone scheme look amazing!!