Friday, 25 October 2013

Sun, Sand & Smiles.

Hello and Happy Friday! I love Fridays as I have the day to myself at home and it means my working week is over! Plus I am off work next week during the kids half-term so we are going to a big shopping centre to stock up on winter wear. Unfortunately there are no craft shops but there is an Ikea so may have to pop in there as well!

I also have my layout to share with you from the second challenge over at Scrap Our Stash.

Here is the sketch with the added requirement of watercolour/paint/mist or gelatos. 
I was so pleased with this layout as it came together so easily! Sometimes I struggle and I get frustrated with the direction the page is going but with this layout I had the idea with the stitching and everything else fell into place!
Some more older photo's, this time from 2003 and our holiday in Cyprus. As you can see from the smiles on my daughters face she was really enjoying being buried in sand. (can't imagine why, the thought of all that sand in all those places!! URG!)

You can see my watercolour splats in this picture, plus the hand stitched swirls to represent waves. I stitched in some sequins along the way to add a bit of sparkle in place of the stars in the sketch.

Some more stitching in the corner.

The word 'Smiles' in my title was done using American Crafts Thickers but when I placed them for the rest of the title they were too 'heavy', so armed with some smaller white die-cut letters I reproduced the same design and coloured them with a pink Promarker. I must have had a really steady hand that day because even close up they are fairly neat!

Now that I have got my waffle out the way you want to know all the details for this challenge. Well there are still a few days left to enter the Scrap Our Stash sketch challenge and our Tic Tac Toe challenge (super fun!) as they run until 31st October. All the information and the other DT members inspiration can be found HERE. Can't wait to see your take on the sketch.

Thanks for popping in. xx


  1. I just recently found and started following your blog and I just have to tell you that I really enjoy your work!! Love your take on this sketch!

  2. This is such a fun layout! I love the stitching and what a great idea with the title.

  3. Absolutely lovely job! I love the stitching and the delicate title. And your photos are soooo fun!

  4. Oh, this is so fabulous! I LOVE the ombre stitching!!! Great work with the sketch too!

  5. Jenny amazing job with the sketch, watercolors and l absolutely love the stitching! Awesome reveal and I always look forward to seeing your stitch work, always inspiring!

  6. Fantastic stitching and great work with the sequins. I love your take on this pretty sketch.

  7. darling layout. great stitching