Just One Sketch

Miss Smith said to take my sketch for a ride, actually I think she may have said spin, following instructions was never my strong point! Anyway I had a play and came up with this.

Making a paper page doesn’t come easily to me. It takes me hours of faffing, leaving, choosing, not liking it, faffing, re-choosing, replacing bits, taking away bits (actually I like that bit!) until l I give in and call it done.
Titles are the worst bit. What title, how to make it, what size to make it, where to place it…..

When I see the Sumac or Staghorn in it’s beautiful Autum colours, I think of my mother. She had so many of them growing in her garden, the suckers used to spring up everywhere but she would never cut them out! She really loved their beautiful Autumn colours and took endless photo’s of them…much like me.

I think we are flipping for the next sketch, I am so behind it will probably be Shrove Tuesday before I get around to it!

Just one Sketch

I signed up for Kirsty’s Just One Sketch challenge to help me get back to paper scrapping and then forgot to look for the prompts!
I have been swamped with work and too tired to do anything else in the evenings lately but veg out in front of a film. Does that happen to you?

I found my sketch quite quickly for this as the Waitrose Magazine constantly inspires me! I use the recipes most weeks, the layouts of the recipe booklet appeared in my LSNED 2011 and there are more than a couple of page layouts I would like to use!

Well here is the sketch that I liked

I drew it out in Photoshop so that I can easily turn it around and over

I intended it to be A4 but I changed my mind and put it together on a 12 x 12 LO, how this will work will be anybody’s guess but this is it for this week.

I lay my page out in a 12 x 12 shallow plastic storage box while I am putting it together. I always put my pages together like this. It means I can move it off my desk when ‘it is not speaking to me!’ I store the bits I am using in the lid and put that under the base with the page in.

Here is the page and a few pictures of the elements…all two of them. Well four if you count the strips of kraft paper.

The paper flower was supposed to go over the corner of the picture but I changed my mind (again) and turned the one picture into a book of five pictures which won’t open if there’s a flower in the way!!

The title says Happy Christmas in Finnish and the flower and little tree are cut from the pages of a paperback also in Finnish.
Ben brought it back from Helsinki the first time he went. They all thought I was nuts asking for a second hand paperback written in Finnish but I knew one day it would come into it’s own.

I have just read prompt two, take the page for a spin! Now we will see if my plan will need re-working.