Thursday, August 1, 2013

Gizmo - August Sketch - The Scrapbook Store

 The new August sketch for The Scrapbook Store has been released and there is a new sketch designer, Melinda Spinks!  What a gorgeous sketch to play along with this month....

The photograph is of our new family member, Gizmo.  Gizmo is a Devon Rex and quite the character.  We're a little unsure of his colouring at the moment, but believe he may be a Cream Tabby - we're still waiting on his paw fur to develop more.  Malinki now has a playmate - it certainly was not love at first sight for the two, but now 2 weeks later they are getting along famously - as long as Gizmo does not go onto Malinki's territory.... our bed! LOL  Due to the lack of fur, Gizmo sleeps in a heated igloo... so cute.

My sketch layout was created using BoBunny, Double Dot Papers including 'Chocolate', 'Gingerbread Vintage',  and 'Decaf Vintage'.  Also, a range of the new Peetaloo Flowers, I just love these flowers so much.  I used the Velvet Hydrangeas - Sage and the Textured Elements - Amber.

Also, Imaginarium Designs Alpha's - The Scrapbook Store now stock Imaginarium Designs chipboard elements.  The title was embossed using Stampendous - Aged Gold - these embossing powders are the best.  Mind you, I do have some of the new in store Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders to try yet .... and look forwards to seeing how they compare.   

The paper lace doily was coloured using Lindy's Stamp Gang, Starburst Spray - Bayou Boogie Gold.
 
 Just for those that are curious about the journaling (it is hard to read in the photograph)... it reads:
"Gizmo is a Devon Rex, born on the 6th of March, 2013.  We're currently unsure of his colouring, but he appears to be a Cream Tabby.  He arrived at the Geraldton airport, via Qantas on the 10th of July, from Perth.  A new baby brother, for Malinki our Brown Burmese".  LOL
To enter the August Sketch Challenge, just visit the Gallery, and upload your layout photograph, to be in the chance to win a $40 store voucher with free postage...

Happy Creating
Sandie

18 comments:

Kelly Foster said...

wow, this is SO gorgeous!! I adore the warm colors with the bit of green, so pretty!

Norma Gomez said...

He is absolutely adorable! Wonderful layout, hugs!!

stelledilatta said...

Che bei colori !
Gio

yyam said...

Ooooh...how exciting to have a new member in the family.:)

This is just gorgeous Sandie! I love the beautiful blooms and the sunburst effect!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww Gizmo looks so cute!
This is wonderful. I love the colours and the flowers look amazing
Sue xx

Lizzyc said...

That is a fabulous sketch, and love the rays on your layout, what an amazing looking cat.. and love your flowers on this page!!

sandi said...

Oh Sandie this is just the sweetest! Gorgeous colors/mix and such a precious pic!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love your new baby Sandie, he is sooo cute!! Of course I looove your layout too. Fabulous colours and I love those flowers. Divine!! ox

Sandy Hulsart said...

OMG, he's naked, lol. I guess I did not know what the breed looked like. What a fabulous layout you have created around your new furbaby! Love the rich warm tones and your flowers are gorgeous as always. How sad that Gizmo can't sleep in the bed with you.

Lynette said...

What a wonderful sketch and your layout based on it is gorgeous. Love your feline child :-)

Lean de Ruiter said...

This is so cool and sweet great work!
byebye,Lean

Lisa S. said...

Congrats on the new family member. ;) I love your LO Sandie and the gorgeous embellishments you always use.
Things are up in the air with me these days but hopefully will settle down soon. Hope all is well with you, hugs.

Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous! What a fabulous use of the doily you've made & I'm not a cat person, really, but I LIKE these sort...they're more like dogs, I guess...probably....& those sun rays behind...brill!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Fantastic layout Sandie! Love how you have done the rays and your beautiful floral clusters! Enjoy Gizmo!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Your kitty is just something else!! LOL... He always makes me think of Egypt and the sphinx's!;-)
Gorgeous page and beautiful details!

Christina C. said...

I LOOOVE Gizmo, your new furless family member!!! A very unusual breed. You showed him off beautifully, Sandie.

Eila Sandberg said...

Awwee! isn't he just the cutest! Love the golden colours with a hint of green, those rays look really fab! Such a wonderful layout! xoxo

Melinda Spinks said...

Sandie your new addition is such a handsome kitty. Love what you have done with the sketch and the beautiful warmth you've put into the layout - Melinda