Sunday, 20 April 2014

Challenges - Anna's Craft Cupboard and Scrap the Boys

A quiet Easter Saturday spent watching catch up TV and scrapping, who could ask for more than that?!

The first challenge on my list for my day of scrapping was the new sketch over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. I must say when I first saw the sketch I was a little "scared off" by the big burst background, but I found a piece of paper in my stash that I new would work and gave me a base to start with. So, firstly here is the sketch:

See what I mean about the big burst?! This is what I came up with:

I am usually not one for adding stitching, but I think this helped tie in the background with the page. After the initial panic, I am really happy with the outcome, and I just love these photos of my little niece on her first day of kindy. I have taken to pulling photos my family put on FB into a collage making app and printing a 6x4 with them. This means that "small" photo files on FB come out good enough to scrap!

I also completed the Scrap the Boys April challenge. This month the challenge was simply to "use flowers on a boy page", now this was a double challenge for me as I am not much of a flowers person usually anyway. So with that in mind I found an appropriate  photo and set to work. The flowers are subtle - a few die cut ones and on some background paper - but they are there! Here is the result:

Well I am hoping to do a repeat of yesterday, so hopefully more pages to come soon!

Til then, Happy Easter everyone!

Katie x


KerrynF said...

Amazing page, love the bright colours on the grey background. Thanks for sharing it with us at STB.

sandra said...

Hi Katie :-)
Loving both of these.. the starburst stitching is just yum. . and just like Kerryn.. I am loving the brights on the grey background.. and loving the layering too.

Rikki Graziani said...

Love your layouts and love your use of flowers. Thank you for playing along with STB's

Anne P said...

Love your take on Scrap the boys. just a hint of flower pp :)

Charmane said...

Gorgeous layouts Katie! Thanks for playing at STB! xo Charm