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

Next Scrappy Chat kit sneak and Christmas special

The next Scrappy chat kit is not far away so I thought I would share with you a sneak as to what is in side!

This kit is full of real boy fun so it was a really easy one for me to create the three layouts that you will have the videos and instructions to be able to re-create yourself!!  I'll be showing you some really cool techniques in this one.  Heather will also be joining us again providing her beautiful inspiring layouts.  Check out the blog and/or Facebook to keep up with all the happenings.  

We still have some of the Christmas kit left so if you want to get your hands on one you might need to get in quick as for any orders placed and PAID by December 18th you will get free postage!!!  Yes you read that... free post on the Merry Christmas to You kit.  Again a kit where you will have the videos and instructions to be able to re-create yourself.  Head on over to the Scrappy Chat Designs blog for all the details.  

Giveaway winner!

Thanks everyone for playing along, it was so nice to read which project/s inspired different people. Sorry for the delay on this... sometimes work gets in the way of blog posts and keeping up with everything.

I do have a winner though!  The person who will be receiving some of my new yummy product not far away from official release is...........

DRUM ROLL PLEASE............

Lizzy C  -   Lizzy please e-mail me at with your address so I can get your prize off to you!  You are going to have lots of fun with these!

On top of the prize I will be including some links to private videos showing the use of the product in Scrappy Chat Designs kits.