Thursday, April 12, 2012

Morning ladies, can you believe that it is Thursday again?  This was a short week with the Easter holiday on Monday, so only 4 days :-)  Other than that it is time for the new sketch challenge over at Scrap Africa.

Here is this week's sketch, with my take on it.

I really loved working with this sketch, but for me the picture was the problem.  Initially I printed the photo in colour (here is what the original photo looked like).  

So as you can see that blue sky is awesome for a day at the beach, but for scrapbooking and matching paper to that photo can be a bit of a nightmare.  In the end I opted to print the picture in black and white.  Along with the black and white picture I really wanted to use the BoBunny, ETCETERA collection I bought in December and have not had a chance to use yet.  All the paper and embellishments are from the same range.  Here are some close-up pictures.  

Instead of just sanding the papers, I inked them with Tim Holtz black ink and then did a bit of distressing to give it that mixture between the black and the brown and thereby emphasizing the black and white picture.  

Along with the awesome sketch there is of course also some awesome prizes to be won.  Le Shabby Cafe is our sponsor this month for both sketch #4 and challenge #4.  The ladies from Le Shabby Cafe provides their customers with exclusive scrapbooking kits.  These kits are filled with wonderfully coordinated scrapbooking products, which will allow you to create those beautiful projects with ease.  

So please head on over to Scrap Africa, where you can see the layouts of the awesome design team, along with our guest designers - Iris Babao Uy, Roulien Stahnke and Elizna Parsons.  You have 3 weeks (until 3 May 2012) to enter your layouts.  

Then don't forget that you still have plenty of time to enter your projects into the rainbow challenge.  Please just make sure you familiarise yourself with the rules and follow the requirements of the challenge to avoid disappointment.  

Thank you visiting my blog today!
Scrappin Regards

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Desire Fourie said...

Lovely layout.

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