Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Right Here Right Now





I am loving the challenges over at Helen Tilbury's new challenge blog 'Scrap Around the World'. To be honest though, when I saw this sketch I thought that I would probably not be brave enough to participate this month ( I am not very comfortable cropping my photos into shapes and I really admire those amazing scrapbookers who can pull this off fabulously). Then I looked more carefully at the amazing DT examples and realized that I would not have to use circle photos, I could incorporate the circles in other ways. 
So I got to work with my sprays and masks to create a unique background. I hand-drew the circles, coloured them in with ny gelatos, then placed a mask over the top of each circle and added a pattern using a darker gelato colour through the mask. 
The mood board inspired my colours - I love the coral and green on the cake, and the bling inspired the confetti that I sprinkled on to complete my page.
I chose this photo of me and Benji which I took this week with my iphone. I felt that the page needed a strong close up photo that would stand out from the fussy background. I love having my little man all to myself in the afternoons before school pick up and I am dreading the day that he starts school next year :( I thought that I would journal these feelings now so that Benji will always know how much these special moments meant to me. 


Check out the title - it is another awesome 2Crafty chipboard phrase. I painted it with black distress paint and sealed with dimensional magic to give it an enamelled look. The chevrons and arrows are also 2crafty products which you can check out here:


Hope you are having a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog today :)



13 comments:

Lizzyc said...

This looks fabulous! i love how you have incorporated the circles from the sketch into your layout.. and precious memories too!!

Lizzy Hill said...

YUMMY 'alpha' stamping/masking in there with the FAB circles...looks wonderful - GREAT 'selfie' with you both in your sunnies!!!! I LOOOVE looking at your work, always inspires me:):):)

Julene Matthews said...

I thought the same thing as you but will think outside the circle too. Love the colours you've used on this

said...

I thought the same thing as you and me too I will not cut my photos :)
I love this page, so fresh and colorful.
you always inspire me!

Zanka said...

Your pages are dangerously loaded with positive energy :))) Great LO! Thank you for playing along at SATW!

Jessy Christopher said...

Love the alphas!! What a cool background & layout! Thanks for playing along at SATW!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love the masking/ misting on your background in vibrant colors! Thank you for playing along with Scrap Around the World.

Eila Sandberg said...

This is exactly what the challenges are about, thinking outside of the box and doing your own thing of it! brill job with the background Sarah and aren't you guys just the cutest! Thanks a bunch for sharing your happy and colourful page with us at SATW!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow this is stunning!!! Love it!!! :D :D :D

Chantalle said...

You've totally rocked that challenge!!

Kimberly Kett said...

LOVE this Sarah, it's so cool!!!

Lainie Michel said...

Love the graphic nature of this layout...great take on the sketch!!!

Christin aka Umenorskan said...

Supercool background and layout. Thanks for playing along at SATW this month !

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