Thursday, May 9, 2013

May Sketchy Challenge

I decided to use the Canadian Scrapbooker May Sketchy challenge to design the June "Place in Time" Graphic 45 layout for my Mother's vintage album.

I know...a little out of order.  Today I'm sharing the April and June layouts, but the May page is coming later.

Here is Sue Syke's wonderful sketch...
I created a double layout by flipping the sketch for the right page....
I just love these photos from my mom's cousin's wedding. They are held in place with white photo corners from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Here are some close-ups...

Isn't that pearl centre on this flower gorgeous? It is a vintage clip-on earring from my mother, but I cut the backing off.
I used a Prima stencil and Golden Molding Paste with Glitter
I made a video showing details of this June layout and a tutorial with this mixed media technique.  Click HERE to watch this video on YouTube.

Here is my belated April layout...
These are pics of my  mom and her roommate visiting their friends on Easter who had young children.  If you look closely, you can see the kids holding Easter baskets.

The bling flourishes and butterflies are Prima (left over from my ScrapThat! May kit).

The chipboard fence is Twiddleybitz
The windows are cut from a piece of scrap white cardboard, and the bunny is cut from Glitter paper. The white stitching is "faux"...made with a white pen and paper piercer.  Sneaky! 

Luckily, my mom doesn't use a computer or follow my blog...otherwise the secret would be out on this album.  I love seeing how it's coming together, and I hope you do too!

I also hope you join in the Sketchy Challenge over at Canadian HERE to visit their online forum.


  1. love how you turned a one page sketch into a double LO!! fabulous!!

  2. So many great ideas on your layouts! I love coming here and getting some new inspiration!

  3. Beautiful work! I really enjoyed your video, and will be trying that technique soon! Love your gorgeous flower too!...Nancy :o)

  4. Ooooo...very pretty kelly1 I'm gonna rush right over to Youtube now and check out your video...looks really interesting!

  5. I particularly like the double layout. Great papers and flow in the center. Happy Mother's Day Kelly!

  6. You create these wonderful scenes in your pages right in line with the stories that the photos tell! They are beautiful Kelly! Have a Happy Mother's Day!

  7. All your creations are works of art....but the ones you are doing from your mom's pictures are so touching! I get a lump in my throat looking at them! I am honored to be able to view your work and videos!

  8. Gorgeous work Kelly! The G45 papers are perfect for your vintage photos. The touch of mixed media with the raised glittered elements keeps the project current. How perfect that you were able to incorporate one of your Mom's beautiful earrings too.

  9. stunning work, as always, love your double page :)

  10. Such gorgeous pages, Kelly!! Love your molding paste work and that earring flower center is stunning!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  11. I love seeing your heritage pages. That earring as a flower center was inspired and wow, how gorgeous. I always get such good ideas from your work. The molding paste flowers are just exquisite! I love the fun scene on the Easter page. Beautiful work, all.