Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Balancing Act.

So many wonderful challenges so little time - sigh! But of course I did have to try and get Scrap365 April sketch Challenge done as it was out of my comfort zone and I am trying to stretch my creativity more by attempting the challenges that actually challenge ME!
So without further waffle from me, here is the sketch for April at Scrap365.
Ta Da! What do you think? I had so much trouble! It took me 'like forever' to be happy with this page. I added embellies then took them away again! Then I thought if I cut out my title it might help it come together - but no!
Wasn't until I was looking at some inspiration in Pinterest that I thought vellum added to the sunburst would help. As I had already stuck down the main pieces I ended up tucking the vellum under the very edge of the patterned paper! Still, got there in the end and before the deadline too!!!
Lovely craft foam lettering (with glitter of course!). I wanted the title to be in this bright green as the glow stick around my daughters neck was the same shade of  'in your face'!
Did you notice I even added some machine stitching? I thought that was the easiest and most attractive way of  keeping the vellum in place.
After cutting out my title I had the inevitable leftover foam scraps so I punched tiny circles out and adhered them like confetti around the page (waste not!).
The camera was fussy cut from the patterned papers that I used (all Amy Tangerine 'Sketchbook').

Now all that's left is for me to thank you for stopping by and to leave you with the link to the Scrap365 blog where you can find all the details of this challenge (still open for a few more days).
Have a great day and I will be back tomorrow. xx 


  1. I'm so happy you tried this one, as this is just the "Kerry" I looove to see. So fresh, so clever and especially beautiful layout <3
    Thank you for sharing with Scrap365 *hugs*!!!

  2. Love this Kerry, fabulous page!

  3. "Like... Really.... This is totally awesome maaan!" (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) I am so glad that you challenged yourself. This is really incredible! The vellum is a perfect touch and the stitching just ties everything together so nicely. I also love how you used the scraps to make confetti! I struggle with what to hoard and what to toss all the time. I'm afraid that if I saved everything that I would end up on "Hoarders..." (an awful reality show in the states). Back to you work -- everything about this page is perfect - colors, quote, and the layout. Kudos my friend! You outdid yourself! (.... again....) :-)

  4. Love, love, love this layout! The sunburst is fabulous, as are the patterns, colors and that fun photo! In the end, this layout turned out brilliant!

  5. Love your layout and take on the sketch. Especially how you did the sunburst. Such a fun layout!!

  6. Great take on our sketch, thank you so much for joining THE CHALLENGE AT Scrap 365!

  7. WOW!! Think you should challenge yourself more often!! Fabulous job :D Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap365, Ali x

  8. Oh wow, such a beautiful layout! So much fun

  9. Fabulous. So bright and fun and the page just pops. Love your use of the sketch and everything about your page.
    Thanks for joining in at Scrap365 this month :)