Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sketchy Scrappers 1st challenge

A few of us on UKS have got together to form the Sketchy Scrappers where we set a sketch challenge every month.

Jess set the first one with this lovely sketch...

I wanted to use the sketch with a main photo and 3 sub photos and came across the idea of recording Alex's obsession with pandas! I dug around in my old stash and found these papers from 3 bugs in a rug which I had left over from a class. I added some rub ons from Fancy Pants and Basic Grey and some flowers which I won from My Creative Scrapbook. A few stickers and a mix of alphas and I was done!

I had a fab photo from our holiday where Alex had gone straight to the panda puppet first to try it out and then took some shots of all the pandas she owns to add to the bottom strip. The journalling reads "When Daddy gave us all silly nick-names one day we had no idea that yours would turn into such an obsession! Now the panda is your first choice when buying anything from pjs to mobile phone charms." As you can probably tell, the nick name Alex was given was Alexandra Giant Panda...don't ask what mine is lol!

Thanks for a great sketch, Jess - looking forward to seeing what we have to work with in April!



10 comments:

Alison said...

Lovely layout, Jules - and I especially like the story behind the photos! Great stash busting, too - and I particularly love the mix of fonts in the title. Very effective use of the different patterns!

Sandra said...

It's fabulous and like you say perfect for showcasing these photos

Helen said...

Great sketch to work from and I love hat you have made with it, it's a lovely layout

Jess said...

I'm intrigued as to your nickname now lol! Great Lo, the mixed slphas are great! xx

KraftyKaren said...

So go on - spill the beans about your nickname LOL!!! Fabulous interpretation of the sketch and a great subject matter - my first teddy was a giant Panda and I still have him, he looks very sorry for himself now (eeps he will be 50 in two years time).

My simple life said...

great layout and such cute photos!

Dee said...

Really love this Julia, so much to see and those papers are way cool :)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

A cracking layout, love the story behind it!

Alison said...

Am off to have a look a Sketchy Scrappers..love what you did with the sketch!
Alison xx

Lisa said...

Brilliant Layout Jules and fab papers too, come on then... you have to tell us what it is now
;-)
Lisa
x

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