8 February 2010

The Craft Barn – sketch challenge

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Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a good weekend. It’s snowing again here but luckily the ground is wet!
On the Craft Barn blog we’re having a monthly sketch challenge and for February there’s a theme of love but that doesn’t have to be valentine, there are also three shopping vouchers to be won :). The original post with the sketch was issued last Monday if you fancy joining in and the girls have made some gorgeous layouts and cards using the sketch, you don’t have to make a layout. I had a go at making a mini book from some holiday photo’s and I’ll be adding some more pages to it although I struggled to find pictures that weren’t blurred from this holiday! I enjoyed doing it, first time I’ve tried a scrapped mini book and it was nice to write down little things I remembered.
I used BasicGrey Origins paper pad throughout and embossed some Ten Seconds Studio metal (first time for that too) for some of the embellishments using the basic metal tool kit and Ranger alcohol inks and blending tool. Lots of punching with Martha Stewart punches and sponging with Ranger Distress inks. Writing and doodling done with black fineliner, white gel pen and sparkle gel pen. TFL.

18 comments:

Juls said...

wow this is amazing!! love all the scallops!! Hugs Juls

scrappyjacky said...

The mini book is wonderful, Chris....can't believe it's the first one you've done...look forward to seeing more scrapping from you.
I usually find it hard to find many unblurred photos as well!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Chris - this is a fabulous keepsake book. The page layouts are so beautifully decorated - absolutely love it.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Fiona said...

Wow Chris, very impressive. What a lot of work you've put into this, its really lovely.
Fiona x

angelwhispers said...

Amazing!! It can't be your 1st mini scrap book it's just beautiful and love the colours and edges but the metal work is just beautiful really draws your eye xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Chris this is amazing!
I love those gorgeous papers and your layouts and details are fabulous!
Such a gorgeous memory book!
hugs
kim x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous book Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, beautiful book.
luv
Debby

Cheryl said...

This is lovely!

Angie said...

Chris, This book is gorgeous. I wish I had one! The BG Origins collection is one of my favorites and you used it beautifully : )

Angie

Marimer said...

Hola Chris, me alegro de estar nuevamente en tu blog, despues de un mes. Veo preciosos y maravillosos trabajos que me van a inpirar para comenzar a hacer algo y entretenerme. Tu creatividad crece cada dia. Bss.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, what a lovely scrapbook and the colouring is stunning. It makes a change from just a plain and simple book. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is just fabulous Chris what a wonderful make. Kim

Angelwood said...

Hi Chris! This is gorgeous! So beautifully put together and the papers are wonderful (have to get my hands on some). Have to try one of these books myself - you always inspire me to try something new! hugs, Angela

doreen said...

wow, what an amazing mini book!
great.

greetz doreen

Donna said...

Hi Chris...long time no see...you have posted so many beautiful creations since my last visit and your little mini book is brilliantly done and what a wonderful keepsake too! I hope everything is OK with you at the moment despite the cold weather...the snow hasn't settled her yet and I'm rather hoping it will come after the kids break up for half-term :) Donna x

Sandra said...

Hmmmmmm.... blurry pictures on holiday??? Alcohol methinks ;oP
Fabulous Mini Book. You are such an inspiration!
Hugs
S x

Dawn said...

So beautifully done and love the mix of papers Chris...