I love blogland and the camaraderie of it all and I also love how sometimes you come across something and for the life of you you can't workout how you found it you're so glad you did - this can be said for the Scrapology blog which had a fabulous January sketch challenge that I fell in love with - and it was a double page layout to boot! I love sketches, when you need a boost to your inspiration a basic layout can lead to some great crafting - so this is what I did last night and checking on the blog this morning - I haven't missed the window for the challenge! Phew!
I'm really pleased with the finished results and it means the four photos of us on the beach haven't been split up into different layouts but combined to show the 'whole' visit!
The pages up close - I changed the circle for a heart and of course it's stitching!
I'm not sure said 10 year old was really grasping the idea of skimming stones - more like throwing rocks!
I made an error on the stamping at the end of embracing life - I put the exclamation mark on it's side which just made me seem very special - but being a true Virgoan this would have driven me insane, so I hand cut some hearts and placed them next to the statement and went round them with a black pen - twice to make it look intentional! I am a great believer that anything can be recovered if you set your mind to it!
So here's to discovering new blogs - thank you Scrapology for a fabulous design - can't wait to see the February challenge! Off to post my link - hope everyone's having a great Wednesday - it is Wednesday isn't it? Apparently it was Wednesday yesterday too (see previous post) - sorry - don't know whether I'm wishing my life away, whether I can blame my cold or whether I'm just losing the plot!