Welcome to July and if you are like my daughter you are on count down to your holidays (she has two & half weeks to go). I have been luckily enough to sneak in some holidays early this year, two just this month, with that being said I have managed to do twelve! yes twelve layouts this month. I also managed a birthday cake for my niece, luckily for me she wanted exactly the same cake as Ella, so I was able to reuse the figures that I used for Ella's cake.
Back to my layouts, while I was away I missed the adtml crop I am hoping that I will be around for their next one. I have in my own time attempted a couple of the challenges & sketch. I really enjoyed Mel Hand's challenge, which had an interactive opening section. I had never attempted something like this before and I really enjoyed the challenge.
I didn't have the magnetic closure for the flap, I used ribbon instead, I also didn't have the Fancy Pants papers that Mel used, I used My Minds Eye. The photo below is with the interactive section closed.
The next photo is with the section open. I made the flower (love them) and the other embellishments were a freebie off a scrapbooking magazine ages ago.
Below is the sketch challenge from the ATDML crop.
And here is my take on the sketch, I did something new for me and attempted to use glimmer mist. I am still trying to get to grips with it, but I guess the more I practice the better I will get (exactly what I was telling Ella earlier), so expect to see more glimmer mist in future layouts. I used some gorgeous Kaisercraft papers, which when I got them I hadn't realised that I had ordered the 6x6, so this layout is perfect for the smaller paper size. Another "made by me" flower and some left over alphas from the last crop I went too and there we have it.
My third layout used a sketch from the sketches 2 scrapbook app. This app is so user friendly and so convenient. I used more of the Kaisercraft papers.
I would show you my fourth layout, but the computer is not playing ball, so it will have to wait for next time. Nearly forgot, the exploding box that I posted last time for the Let's Scrap weekly challenge won, hooray!
This weekend is the Eclectic Keepsakes crop, woo hoo! For a new twist I am taking my Sister, Liz with me. Liz got married last October and wants to scrap some of her wedding photos, this will be her first time scrapping, so I hope that she enjoys herself. It would be great to have another scrapper in the family. I will tell you how we get on in my next post. Hope you have a great weekend x