Friday, December 5, 2014

Toontown - Off the Rails December Challenge




Life has been crazy busy around here for the last few weeks. My girls are keen dancers and have been rehearsing full on for their end of year shows. I feel like a full time taxi driver! Poor little Benji just has to tag along and make the best of it. He is such a good little man.
It has been a while since I was able to do a challge 'just because'. I had a few spare hours yesterday evening and this morning so I indulged myself with this cool mood board from 'Off the Rails' scrapbooking.
Now the colours are not my usual 'go to' colours but they look so good together and matched my photos so well. The theme is 'something Christmassy' and at first glance this page does not seem at all Christmassy. But the trip to Disneyland was my gift to myself and my kids last Christmas. We booked the trip to co-incide with the Disneyland half marathon weekend (my gift to myself as I love running!) and, ofcourse, the kids got to come along as my cheer squad. I think it is a Christmas present that they will remember for ever!!!
I sprayed and inked my background with watered down white acrylic paint and stayz-on ink. I drew the circle element freehand using an 'Inktense' water colour pencil. I added a spritz of water to the circles and let the resultant colour pool and drip down my page - fun!!!


My papers and embellishments are mainly from Kaisercraft. I love the ephemera bags that accompany all the Kaisercraft collections. They are great for adding all those little details that spice up a page.




Thanks for takoing the time to look at my page today. Do head over to 'Off the Rails' and check out the december mood boards (there are two to choose from) for yourself !

9 comments:

Lizzyc said...

Life is crazy busy at times so glad you got some time just for you to create! And this looks fabulous, love all your photos and great background too! That challenge is on my list!

Lizzy Hill said...

Sooo happy to see you joining us at Off The Rails.....isn't it a wonderful mood board? The colours look fabulous here ~ & it's a pretty neat Chrissy pressy, too:) I was really interested to find out how you created your circle - looks FABULOUS....& good on Benji ~ I guess he's used to being in that 'taxi' by now!!!!

Wendy O'Keeffe said...

Love the way you've used the colours and the way you grouped your elements in the circle. Nicely done. Thank you for entering our challenge at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

Deena said...

I love my inktense blocks not as many colours as the pencils that you have but fun to play with. So much work you have put into your layout. I enjoyed reading your story and how you incorporated the theme of 'Christmas' into it. Thank for playing along with us at Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Carol Theng said...

lovely page. n toontown seems lots of fun!! thanks for joining us at Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Lynn Murphy said...

Love the circle design. It totally rocks and the cluster is soooo cool. Thanks for playing at OTR.

jelissa mei said...

what a great piece of work and I love how you incorporate the colors from the mood board into your page! Thanks for joining us at OTRS!

LucianaW said...

Beautiful project! I love the colors! I love the details! Thanks for joining us at OTRS! 

Heather McMahon said...

Fabulous Sarah! These colours work so well! Thanks for joining in at OTR.

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