Monday, April 2, 2012

Scrap the Girls - April

Hi I'm here to share my Scrap the Girls layout for April.
One of my favourite type of challenges this month....a sketch.

The sketch is based on an 8.5x11inch layout by Malinda and we'd love you 
to give this size layout a go too but its not compulsory.
Having said that I was having such a fun time creating my layout 
I forgot all about the size of it and automatically went for the old 12x12.
When I was creating the background on this one 
I must say I was totally inspired by this girls amazing 
scrapping. I love the bright, fresh layouts she creates 
and her layered gesso and paint backgrounds are always 
a delight with so much gorgeous texture. 
Thank-you for the inspiration Helene!
Visiting your blog is always a pleasure. :)

Here's my take on the sketch which i've rotated 90degrees clockwise.

Maggie plucked this flower off the table arrangement when we were out to tea 
last Christmas and put it in her hair. I added a title from a Mumford and Sons song
called 'After The Storm'.

And of course I've teamed up lots of D-Lish Scraps
embellies to enhance the sketch.
Like this giant flower button how funky is that?
And with a mini crochet doiley in its center.

There are also some

Here's a close-up of the background.
The black stamped flowers are Dylusions and I 
used punchinella with the paint and with the gesso 
one of my favourite tools to get some texture on there.
Can you guess what it is?

A comb! Why do the cheapest things become the most favourite 
and effective tools?

Ok that's enough of me for today off you go and
scrap using the STG's sketch challenge.
thanks for visiting,
Cheers. :)


  1. This is wonderful. I just love those pics of Miss M and yes, the flower is perfectly matched. And I just love that background. Orange, green and pink. Would not have thought to put those shades together but they look awesome. You have the background touch, and the comb. Love it.

  2. Wow!!! What a brilliant layout!!! LOVING the comb idea! Love this!!

  3. Thanks for all the lovely words, Leone!!! You make the most inspiring layouts yourself! I’m totally in love with this one!!! I love the feeling of the 70’s and all the bright colors!!! The color combo is fabulous! xoxo

  4. Love, love, love the background on this layout...brilliant texture & colours! Fabulous layout!!! :)

  5. Awesome tip using the comb for your background! Loving the bright fun feel to your page Leonie :) Brilliant layout!!!

  6. You are such a clever chicky Leonie! Once again, I love your background and the colours are so beautiful together. xx

  7. Love this layout Leonie ... the textures are amazing!

  8. Great layout Leonie! Loved the blog in the link - have added it to my list - thanks! Thanks for the comb tip too - I think I have one in my stash - need to dig it out - very cool...My favourite tool right now is an old credit card used for applying paint & paste - also awesome!