Thursday, February 12, 2015

6 Today - Sketchabilities and Another Freakin Scrappy Challenge Feb challenge

I love the sketches at 'Sketchabilities' and this one is no exception. I have combined this challenge with the Feb challenge over at Anne Pennington's cool site 'Another freaking Scrappy Challenge' - Anything goes - yep thats right you can do anything at all this month - LOs, art journal, project 365 ... anything that takes your fancy!!! 
My little boy turned 6 this week. He is the baby of he family so it is always a bittersweet occasion for me. I would like to keep him little for ever but since that is not possible the best I can do is to 'freeze' each stage and age in my photos. 
This photo of Benji cuddling his bear 'Benji bear' (OK - not an original name I know) really pulled at my heart strings. I take a photo of him with the same bear every year on his birthday to record how he has grown - believe it or not he was once significantly smaller than the bear. I used texture paste and one of my favourite Studio Calico stencils to create the circle pattern on the background paper. Ithen used a variety of green inks to spray and colour the page - allowing them to dribble and blot ofcourse!!!

I loved the leaves on the sketch and I incorporated some paper leaves that I have had in my stash for ages into my design.

A 'thickers' title and some handwritten journaling completed the look - and voila we will always remember exactly how adorable our little man looked on his 6th birthday.

Have a great week  and thanks for visiting my blog today!


Lolô Artesanato said...

Wow Sarah
this is a fantastic page
Love it!!!
xx and tks for playing with us at Sketchabilities

sue said...

I cant believe Benji is 6!! Time goes too fast! I LOVE the colours you have put together in this fabulous layout!!! :)

Lizzy Hill said...

The circle elements ROCK the colours are DIVINE the leaves are such a DIFFERENT [but stunning] idea....& that mask is sooooo good here. LOOOOVE the whole page. Waxing lyrical. And with good reason!!!!

Kimberly Kett said...

FABULOUS! LOVE all those cool greens!

Tina said...

beautiful layout nice picture, especially the beautiful blue eyes of your son.

Dolly B said...

Wow Wow Wow, this page is gorgeous. Love the green, love the circle element with the mask and What a beautiful photo. There is nothing not to like on this page. Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in at AFSC hope you share your beautiful work with us again

ElenaB. said...

awesome layout! thanks for playing with sketchabilities!

Lizzyc said...

Oh this is sooo sweet, what an adorable photo, and stunning details on your back ground too...

Стокли said...

Kids can not not grow, but they do it too fast!
Love the page, the simplicity and colors.

Anne Pennington said...

Sarah - love this photo of your little sweetheart - and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work ALWAYS!! Thanks so much for playing along with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - hope to see you here again soon!!!!

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