Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lucky Us! - Sketchabilities and WW1 January challenges




This month Sketchabilities have joined up with White with One for their January challenge. So you get to play with this gorgeous sketch using only white and blue (a little blak is also allowed for accenting.
Here is my take. I love this photo of myself and my younger kiddies taken soon after we arrived in Omapere - the far north of New Zealand where we always take an annual family holiday. The beach and hotel are both stunningly beautiful and we all look forward to our week together in paradise all year round. 
The paper collections that I used for this page were a combination of Kaisercrafts 'Off the Wall' and 'Sandy Toes' - also from Kaisercraft.  The blues were perfect for the WW1 challenge and the embellishments in the co-ordinating 'miscellany' bags were great for a beach/holiday theme.


I had a blast inking, stamping and stencilling my background paper. I think this is my favourite part of making layouts :) I hand-drew the circle elements with my 'Inktense' water colour pencils and liberally applied water over the pencil lines allowing them to dribble and drip down the page.



Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to visit my blog. Hope that your new year is off to a great start!

15 comments:

SistersArt .Creation said...

Such a striking layout Sarah...!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities... Hugs, Merry

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.....simply....fabulous! LOOOOOVE that circle, the chevrons, the big black bold title & the itsy bitsy cluster on the bottom R....fabulous!!! Sozzy....record's stuck. But it is!!! Looks like you guys had a BLAST, too:)

Rebecca Genet said...

Lovely layout, great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining in with us at Sketchabilities.

Marie-Eve said...

Such a beautiful layout! Thank you for playing with us at Sketchabilities!

Katie said...

This looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us at WW1.

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing! Love all the color on your background! Great take on the sketch too! Thanks for joining in with WW1too this month!

Nicole Doiron said...

wow! Your layout makes me miss Summer so badly (I'm in Canada where we're right smack down in the middle of Winter!). Love every single detail! Thank you for playing along with the Placid Blue challenge at White with 1!

Gersende B said...

so beautiful layout !! thanks for playing with sketchabilities !!

Стокли said...

I love this page, blue is my fave color and it looks so fresh. Perfect match for this photo.

Kimberly Kett said...

This layout is FABULOUS!! Love they layers!

Rikki Graziani said...

Simply amazing!!! Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities and WW1

Tania Ridgwell said...

So gorgeous Sarah. Thanks for joining us this month at WW1 :)

Janet Bott said...

such a lovely photo and gorgeous layout Sarah. You have followed long so well with the sketch and the colour! Thanks for playing along with WW1 and sketchabilities this month.

tracey henly said...

A real eye catching. Thanks for playing along at Ww1.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous layout Sarah, love all the texture and your background looks awesome. Thanks for joining us at WW1 and Skechabilities this month

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