Sunday, February 3, 2013

February Sketch - The Scrapbook Store - Our Family

I cannot believe the first month of 2013 has already vanished into thin air - well, it seems that way to me!  The February sketch for The Scrapbook Store is now up. Come join in for a chance to win a $40 voucher to spend in store, with free postage.  How generous is that? Entries are entered into the Gallery, which can be found 'HERE' - I was so thrilled to see some friends join in last month and would love to see you back 'again' - hint hint!

Here is my interpretation of the sketch for February.  The photograph is of my family - I always laugh at the faces us children are pulling.  I look like a stunned mullet, my brother Paul's smile reminds me of Garfield, and Tony looks as if he has spied some encroaching bug and is closely examining it.  
Yes, I had a good imagination then, but still have it LOL
The paper collection I used is 'Sweet Nothings', by Kaisercraft - and added some extra texture using the 6X6 Mini Bricks, and Texture Paste.
Some Prima flowers, teamed with a pretty Blue Seam Binding bow.  Lots of layers, and a pleated border, using the Martha Stewart Doily Lace.  I just simply snipped with the scissors and pleated slightly.
...and to finish, added in Pearl Flourishes by Kaisercraft.
The Scrapbook Store has a huge lot of new stock in, including  Kaisercraft - Basecoat (selling fast), 75 Cents, Suga Pop, Flora Delight & New Texture Stamps.
Silhouette, Canvas Corp - Tissue Sheets in 3 colours, Flourishes - New Stamps, My Favorite Things - New Dies to name a few - and more arriving daily...
PLUS, Suzanne has added a lot of stock into the 'On Sale' section, with up to 60% off, and at the moment you can grab a bargain with a massive selection of Thickers for $3.50 each!
 Have a great day/evening..
Sandie
xxx

Materials:
Kaisercraft Collection: Sweet Nothings
Kaisercraft Cardstock: Aloe
Kaisercraft Pearl Flourish
Martha Stewart Double Edge Punch: Doily Lace
Walnut Stain, and Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Ranger Crackle Paint Rock Candy
Imaginarium Designs: Our Family
The Crafters Workshop: 6X6 Mini Bricks
Prima Marketing: Valentine Vine, and Vibrato B Flowers
Misc: Key Charm

30 comments:

Leanne said...

Oh My!!! I love this and the little birds..x ;)

Sandi Smith said...

Wow Sandie....this is stunning. So many pretty things to look at!

Kelly Foster said...

I laughed at your description of the photo, too funny!! A super stunning layout, the punching and layering are divine!

Lizzy Hill said...

That title looks DELICIOUS...& the bricks in the bg??? YUMMY...gorgeous take - that pp really suits the photo, too, I reckon:):):)

Keren Tamir said...

so beautiful Sandie!! love that vine too!! I have it in my stash and want to use it for something!! you've used it perfectly!

Sandra said...

Sandie this is gorgeous and the children's faces are priceless. The layout is a great keepsake of how we used to have to pose for photos.
The layers are lovely and the seam binding looks great as does the border punch.

Margyz Paper Games said...

Another gorgeous family photo and another beautiful layout. Love how you pleated the Martha Stewart border and all the other details as well. Just stunning. ox Marg

Lizzyc said...

Hi Sandie, this looks really lovely, I love the floral back ground, it makes it look vintagey and I love how you have pleated the MS punch around the circle, and the pearly flourishes add a special touch.. I have this copied off and would love to create with it this month!!

Sonia said...

Just wonderful creation my dear friend^_^
Gorgeous embellishments and sweet family's image^_^
Happy Sunday^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Sandie
That is such a special family photo. The colours and details all work so well together with such wonderful layers. I love the way you have pleased the MS punch and the flowers are arranged so beautifully too.
I hope you are well
Hugs Sue

Astrid Maclean said...

Great LO and what a photo! Your description made me laugh out loud! Love the brick texture too, it really adds depth to the piece!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Such a wonderful page love allthe details and layers...COOL WORK!!!
byebye,Lean

Aline Marengo said...

Hi Sandie

I loved your LO... this is gorgeous!!!!

Hugs

Sandy Hulsart said...

Gorgeous layout and fabulous collection of flowers and ribbon, Sandie. I love the photo of your family and your facial descriptions!

Naomi Edwards said...

hahahaha Sandie, you are halarious, love the take on the photo...this layout is stunning of course, so many embellies and so much to take in, I can never understand how the layering works on this level, you certainly know how to pull it all together!!! Love love love love it!!!! hugs

sandi said...

Wow Sandi this is just absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the texture of the brick and then all the prettiness of your layers/mix......looks stunning together!!!!!

Linda R said...

Another wonder, wonder page. You aleays put the perfect detail on your pages. Love this one.

Hugs

Carole said...

Hi Sandie, beautiful family and I love your creation. So many wonderful layers and embellishments, totally awesome my friend. Hugs, Carole

Lisa S. said...

Love the pretty flowers and birds on this LO Sandie. Great photo too! Hugs

TheGirlWhohadAScrappingAddiction said...

Gorgeous! Now the photo is priceless it tells us so many things eg. how we used to dress etc. it did bring a smile to my face! The looks of you kids! Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog! I am a follower now! Have a great day!!!
Sandrine xo

Denise van Deventer said...

I left a comment, but not sure it if was saved by Blogger! Loving this layout and the vintagey feel is beautiful! I love the accents and the papers...fabulous! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog always, I really do appreciate them! ;-) xx

Cindy Gay said...

Sandy, this is so pretty!

Adriana B said...

fabulous details, love your take on the sketch :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Just wonderful Sandie! Beautiful attention to detail & lovely techniques as always!! Gosh tell me about January - where'd that go again?!?!!!

Kim Price said...

Oh Sandie this layout is absolutely STUNNING and I just adore that little bird!!!

Love everything you do :)

Melinda said...

WOW this is beautiful Sandie! Love all the gorgeous vintage like details :)x

Marivic Clifton said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am speechless...

Tracie Dean said...

Beautiful layout! New follower here. From what I have seen so far your work is amazing!!

I look forward to seeing more.

Happy Crafting
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

MARILYN said...

Wow, Stunning page Sandie!!!! loooove it!!! gorgeous details! hugs!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a gorgeous family LO. Love your chipboard title and punched layers and how you curved the lace paper strip with snips and pleats!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/