(Supplies: Papermania light yellow cardstock, Daisy D's Beacon Hill 'Bull & Finch Pub' paper, Collage Press journaling card, Papermania doiley stamp, Studio G flower stamp, American Crafts 'Vera' vinyl pink letter stickers, Papermania brad making refill kit, book paper, envelope paper, Bunty annual, Alice in Wonderland playing card, handmade paper, lace trim, old key, bead from a bracelet, heart earring, white ribbon cut from inside t-shirt, Magnetic Poetry word bead, pink and blue acrylic paints.)
I followed Sketchy Thursdays October GDT challenge sketch:
As the sponsor this month is Gauche Alchemy, I decided to go with their ethos and try to use lots of upcycled items. I met Rosie when we were on a literature and writing degree, and now we have a business running creative writing workshops, so a lot of the items were book related! I particularly like the Alice in Wonderland playing card, which is from a card game I bought about 7 years ago and have never played, so I decided the pack would be put to more use if it was integrated into my stash:
You can also see in the above pic a bead and a key - I have a box full of old jewellery bits that I can add to projects (the heart earring on top of the journaling card is also from this box), and they're tied together using white ribbon cut from inside a t-shirt (the bits you're supposed to use to hang it up with). There's some lace trim I bought at a car boot sale stitched onto the page underneath them. The comic strip looking paper in the background is from an old Bunty annual, I scanned the page in and then applied a sepia effect before printing it so it fitted my colour scheme.
To keep with the literary theme I made two flowers out of book paper. As we also run a business together I made the other two flowers out of envelopes - the kind you get statements and bills etc. in - have you ever noticed the cool patterns some of these have inside? A friend pointed it out to me recently and I couldn't believe I hadn't realised it before!
The strip of paper that's tucked behind the flowers was handmade by Rosie, and the brad on the left was given to me by her for my last birthday, so this page is about her in more ways than one! She saw the layout this afternoon and I think she likes my ode to her!
The other layout I have to show you is of my sister Katy and my daughter, looking all glamorous on Swanage beach even though the wind was blowing sand into their faces (click to enlarge):
(Supplies: Papermania black, pink and blue cardstocks, Thickers 'Roller Rink' glitter white letter stickers, Fiskars 'Everywhere - Square' punch, Fiskars 'Christmas 2' and 'Scrapbook' clear stamp sets, Papermania foam swirl stamp, Fiskars 'Christmas' shape template, Sakura moonlight blue Gellyroll pen, Papermania blue shimmer dots, Collage Press journaling card, pink and white acrylic paints, Brilliance white ink pad, pink button brads, lace trim.)
I feel a bit drab when I'm with them, they always look like movie stars!
This was my first DT project for the Fiskarettes blog, you can see details on how I put the layout together here. The harlequin style diamond pattern was made with a brand new punch they sent me - not even available to the public yet - makes me feel special! It's a magnetic punch that can cut windows anywhere on the page. It will come in really handy for aperture cards.
I have a lot of LSNED pages to show you, I'll post them tomorrow. I'm going shopping in the morning with Rosie, to find a few bits for her wedding next year, very excited!