Saturday 21 May 2016

May Sketch Challenge - Love Life layout Rachel Lowe:

Hello STB friends.

Today I am here to share how I went about creating my layout using the fab sketch by Laura Whitaker.

I do not usually scrap more than one photo on a layout so I relished the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone. I have used three 3x3 inch photos (pretty handy having three boys for this sketch!).

I have essentially kept true to the sketch.

I have used the new collection by Simple Stories, Life in Colour. I kept my colour choice masculine.

When your layout is not so technique based (i.e. mixed media) then you need to ensure you add texture and interest in other ways.

I have sewn heavily on this layout to add texture. I have sewn in a 'messy' fashion which I think suites this boy layout.

I have then focused on embellishment clustering so your eye is drawn to areas of your layout.

I have created my title 'love life' by using the heart die cut and word flair. I often use embellishments to create a title as opposed to traditional word titles.

If my layout does not have journalling on it, I at least ensure I have the year the photos were taken and then write something meaningful on the back of the layout.

I hand punched some stars and glittered them the same hue of the wood grain base paper again to add texture.

I am a big fan of foam tape to create 3D elements on the page and have foam taped several embellishments.

Here are some close up photos:

Not all layouts need to be technique based but with colour and pattern choice and placement of embellishments can ensure your layout still has maximum visual impact.

Thank you for joining me today and I can't wait to see all your layouts of this sketch.

Comment and tell us what you think of Rachel's layout for your chance of a prize.
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Tuesday 17 May 2016


Hello There STB Friends,

Time for winners we have FIVE prizes to announce tonight.
Lets get started.

The winner of
is Judy from

The Winner of
 A Prize from Flutterby Designs,
is Sue from

The winner of
 A Prize Pack from the Personal Stash
chosen by a random number generator is Ali from

And the winner of a Prize Pack of the Close Up Post Comment
Chosen by the randomised number generator is-
Karen B said...Thanks so much for sharing your process. A wonderful combination of stencilling and stamping.

And Finally the International Winner who receives a Guest Design Spot is
Oh wow I love to announce winners and that was a LOT
Congratulations girls please email me on aj(dot)little(dot) with the subject April Winner for the next steps to claiming your prize

Stay Scrappy
Amy xo

Sunday 1 May 2016

May Challenge

Hello STB Fans

Its a new month! Time for a NEW challenge

Our May Sketch was provided by Laura of Stuck Sketches blog. I tried to create my own but I really am NOT good at it. Like REALLY NOT GOOD!! So I am so grateful that Laura was happy to donate a couple of sketches to us. So lets get on with showing this fabulous sketch

Here it is

And Lets have a look at what our Design Team Created. I have also linked the team's Instagram Accounts. So if you love the layouts show some love and follow along

 Rachel D

 Rachel L,

Wasn't that just AMAZING! I love what everyone has done with their layouts.

Now what are you playing for?

An AWESOME A2z Prize Pack,

And the fabulous Tarrah Mclean has donated a prize pack from her personal stash

I am so excited to see what you all make from this sketch. If you post them on facebook or instagram make sure you tag us in.

Stay Scrappy

Amy xo