First, as a huge fan of Diana's sketches, I tackled the sketch for Scrapbook Circle and Lily Bee this month! I dug into my April and May Scrapbook Circle kits, and mixed them up a bit to scrap these photos that have been laying in my "to do" pile for almost a year! Charlotte is going to be quite the fisherwoman....she gets it from her grandma and me! :)
I started by giving a whitewash on the background with gesso, then using a splatter stencil and some blue mist. The blue came out a bit too dark, so I went over again with some white gesso and I like the way it turned out! I stuck pretty closely to the sketch, but added one more large circle on the bottom right to balance out my page. The circles are stitched with yellow thread.
And the sketch by Diana:
A few weeks ago I won the new "Find Your Wings and Fly" collection from MME on their blog during their release announcement. They are VERY generous with their prizes. While on their blog recently, I came across the sketch challenge for May with a sketch by Ronda Pallizari. I LOVE this sketch!
These photos of Mother's Day were on my to do list, and I thought the floral prints of the papers were perfect for the theme!
We actually had Charlotte's birthday party on Mother's Day. I had been in such a tizzy trying to get everything ready for the party, that I forgot it was even Mother's Day. When my mom arrived, she looked at me and said "Happy Mother's Day! But I feel so bad...I didn't get you anything!". I said, "I MUST be your daughter, because I didn't get you anything, either!". But she did teach me to be a great mom, and I gave her an awesome granddaughter, so we're even!
I love the grid design of the sketch, but I wanted to use two photos, so I changed it up a bit to accommodate my photos and a journaling area.
I had fun using lots of bits of paper, washi tape, chipboard elements, buttons, and enamel dots! I added a few splatters of white paint in the background, too.
SOOO glad my mojo is back!! I have a ton of projects to share that I haven't posted over the last month, so this blog is going to get busy the end of this month!
Stay scrappy my friends!