This month Sketch-n-Scrap are celebrating their second birthday with a month of challenges from members of their design team. I remember taking part in their first birthday bash and it doesn't seem possible that a year has passed since then.
This year the first challenge is being hosted by Kerry at Scrapbooking - for the Love of Paper; she gave us a tic-tac-toe grid and asked us to use any three elements from a row, column or diagonal. I chose the right hand column - doily, tags and yellow - as I thought that these would work best with the final page that I wanted to make from our trip to Disneyland Paris.
This page was going to be a double, with lots of photos from the parade at the end of the day. I recently came across Stick It Down, a blog that has double page sketches, and bookmarked a page of them for future use. There are only a few at the moment but they are adding one each month. This is April's. I changed the square photos to rectangles, and once I had them laid out on my page I rearranged them slightly, as it felt like there was too much on the right-hand side.
Returning to Kerry's challenge, I used doilies and tags in the embellishment on either side. I had several yellow butterflies in my patterned paper, but I managed to cover most of them with the photos. The two that you can clearly see have been fussy cut and layered over cream ones on the paper. I stuck the bodies flush to the paper and lifted the wings up on my thinnest foam squares.
Paper - docrafts Spring Chic, Sandylion Pink Gingham, Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup, Scrappy Cat Butterfly Dreams,
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan
Letters - American Crafts, Echo Park
Doilies - Dovecraft
Tags - Lakeland
Rub-Ons - Basic Grey
Gems - Forever in Time
Ink - Ink It Up!