Sunday, 18 May 2014

New (Lets Get Sketchy)

For my Kaisercraft Design Team application please click here.

Hi and welcome to the third reveal for May over at Lets Get Sketchy!  Where is the year going?!

This week we had a lovely sketch from the very talented Bev Code, and what I love about it is that it is simple, and can be played with in any direction.

A couple of weeks ago I got a heap of photos printed from Brielle's birth and first few days after.  I was almost too scared to scrap them because they are so beautiful!  Well I made myself get over it, and this is the first photo I've scrapped, and the second layout I've shared.  This photo is of Shaun and I with our new baby girl, such a precious moment right after she was born.  We love her so much!

I used Maggie Holmes' Flea Market for Crate Paper collection, and i just loved that big floral paper so much that I wanted it to feature.  I balanced it with the smaller light pink paper.  Rather than use two photos I went with one 4 x 6 and a journalling card from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss.  The bits and pieces (tags etc) are from October Afternoon Farmgirl.  The three collections work really well together.

I've been creating some very heavily layered and embellished layouts lately, so for this one I decided to keep it clean and simple, to reflect the emotion in the photo, and to let the beautiful products shine.

I sprayed some Heidi Swapp Gold Colour Shine, which is my latest addiction, and highlighted this with a couple of gold ephemera pieces from Flea Market.  I've been spraying mist rather than just dropping it lately, inspired by fellow DT member and friend Wendi, who always rocks misting!

The little "3" is because Brielle is our third child.

I made my scallop border by punching and layering circles from a piece of Echo Park's Sweet Girl Collection, which also works well with the other selected products.  I used one of the gold resign flowers, they are so beautiful and almost hard to use!

The lovely blue glitter thickets are from Flea Market, and of course hardly any of my layouts are complete lately without some large drops of India ink.

Here is the awesome sketch:

Make sure you play along and link up your layouts.  We love seeing how the sketch inspires you!  And if you are interested in being published, make sure you head over to the blog as we have a current call out for our next edition.

Have a blessed week
Melissa x


  1. ahhhhh LOVE this, those first few minute photos of the baby being born are always sooo special!!! you did a wonderful page, love the colors, the stitching and yellow circles on the bottom, nice touch!!!!

  2. Absolutely precious! Love, love, love this! Beautiful work!

  3. What a precious moment and you've scrapped it beautifully! Love all the layering and stitching!

  4. Beautiful Melissa! I love the large floral pattern!!

  5. Hi Melissa, I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Award.

  6. Gorgeous page, Melissa! And I have also nominated your blog for the Liebster Award!

  7. Beautiful page and journaling!