Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Fun of the Fair

The challenge this month at Purple Pumpkin is based on this cool sketch by the amazing, awesome Chantal Vandenberg.

I was so inspired by her bright, happy, example page and I dug out these old papers from Imaginisce to pair with this fun photo of my kids (and Jaime's lovely girlfriend) at the recent school fair. For once I kept pretty close to the sketch adding lots of Purple Pumpkin goodies! I was inspired by Chantals LO to try dry brushing a black frame around my papers (her orange paint looks so amazing). I have used this tecnique before but only with white gesso. I think that colour really makes the photo 'pop' and adds another layer of definition to the distressed paper background.


Lizzy Hill said...

Hi Sara, thanks:) I was over the moon re: BITW...never got one of those before. Feels pretty good:):):) My li'l step grandy [a Kiwi BTW] is sitting next to me in bed & we reckon this one is a great page, too...we like it cos it's nice'n'bright...looks a happy day:):)

Elisabeth Bakken said...

Wow, amazing layout! Fun colors, great layering and so full of eye-candy-details!

Lizzy Hill said...

BTW...used the red ink I had, popped in a spray bottle & used the bit left over when you pop out those chippies for the 'adventure'...I'm hanging out 'til I get to the scrap shops up here for misting sprays!!!!!
It's 7pm & I've JUST escaped the step grandies....I love 'em, but it's a l-o-n-g day:):)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow!!! Sarah this is awesome!!! And thanks for such lovely words! *blush* :D That is SO nice!!! I really love this! So much fun here - love the colours and the dry brushing is super duper cool! So fitting for this layout - it really creates a "lively" feel, hey! I'm such a big fan! :D

BTW - the linky will be up soon, thanks for letting us know. :)

You rock!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Hi again, Sarah! Just letting you know that the linky's up for you to link up! :D


Kylie said...

wow...those layers are amazing...thanks for playing along at PP

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