My Mind's Eye December Sketch Challenge

Well what a way to end off the year... with a challenge to kick start my mojo for next year!  I absolutely love doing challenges, but often just don't get the time . Well the other week I saw the December Sketch challenge and I knew I just had to give it a go.  I love the sketch and I LOVE My Mind's Eye (MME) products, so what a better team!  I in the main kept the sketch exactly the same... just moved a couple of circles a little.

Being away on holidays with no scrapbooking store near by I was happy I had taken some MME products away with me (like that is a surprise) but obviously in the caravan I can't take everything so I was limited a little...

The layout uses 100% MME product except for some Faber-Castel Gelatos, Kraft and white cardstock, Pan Pastels, texture paste and Shimmers spray, all teamed up with Spellbinders Font One lowercase apha die set.  Here is the sketch version I chose, not a super small photo but a cropped 4 x 6":
Here is my take on the sketch.  I used MME 'Cut and Paste' and 'Follow your heart' Be Amazing 6 x 6" paper pad (an oldie, but still one of my favourite collections ever!), also twine and enamel dots
This title took me a whole hour to adhere!  I really wanted the second half of it to appear floating to tie in with the kites on the end of the twine which I used instead of stitching, only I realised after my first go that I didn't have the twine under the text as in the sketch... so of the second half of it came and twine added and then the lettering with silicone adhesive so you can't really see the dimension behind it.  OF COURSE I forgot to the bows on the string so had to sneak them in there too lol.  Got there in the end and I was happy with my 'floating' title.
 The kites were a perfect element for this page with my boy standing out on the log that put him quite high of the ground, and also to take the place of the stitching in the sketch.
 This photo taken less than a week ago while on this holiday.  LOVING my Canon Selphy that I printed the pic out on.  It reflects a little to photograph as I usually use matt photo paper, but honestly can't complain about the quality!  

 I created the circles with a fine tip marker and PanPastels
 The enamel dots were the perfect finish to the layout don't you think?  I think EVERY project can do with some enamel dots and well MME ones are seriously my favourite as not only are all the colours really cool, but they are awesome value for money compared to the others! 
 Well I hope you enjoyed my share today and I have inspired you to give the December sketch over at My Mind's Eye a go as well.  You have until the 6th January to upload your take, and it doesn't have to be a layout, there is even a card example for inspiration.

xxxBeck BT


16 comments:

  1. You amaze me I thought you were going to have a break but you had scrapping supplies in your caravan LOL!! Happy New Year!!!

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    1. Oh THANKS Val, honestly me and break aren't really two words that fit together lol. I've already finished the layouts from the February kit so hoping to get that all ready to go as well!! Hope you are feeling better now!

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  2. The picture is perfect and the page is adorable... love all the work that you put into your pages :)

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    1. Thanks so much Teresa! I really enjoyed creating this one xxx

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  3. Beck love it, the detail is amazing and I think you got that sketch to a 'T'.

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    1. Thanks Sandra, bit of a stickler for sketches :) this one was so much fun!

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  4. Gorgeous page...love the colours and texture...and such a sweet little photo! Love this one! ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much Denise! some of my favourite colours on this one for sure!

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    1. Thanks Chantal! Happy 2014 to you too xxx

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  6. This is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for entering our contest!

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    1. Thanks so much Stephanie, I enjoyed playing along so much! Such a fun sketch challenge xxx

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    1. Thanks Leeann, I was so happy how it came together :)

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