Sunday, 11 May 2014

Magical Parade

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!


  1. What a beautiful Disney page! Love the 2 pager and how you used nontraditional Disney colors! You were super creative with this challenge!

  2. OMG Amanda, you are certainly kicking those Disney pages and this last one is my favourite. The last column seems to be the most popular and the doilies certainly fitted nicely with your jars theme. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge and hope you get a chance to join in with some (or all!) of the other challenges through the Birthday month at Sketch N Scrap. xx