Friday, 27 March 2015

Breathing Space

I've felt a bit in the doldrums with my scrapbooking recently, with making pages feeling like a chore just to fill my blog with regular content. I've not really felt inspired by either my photos or the challenge blogs that I follow.

All that changed on Monday, with the publication of the March Week 4 sketch at Let's Get Sketchy. At last, here was a sketch that really made me want to create a page.

The biggest change that I made was to use hexagons for my page. For a long time, I didn't have any hexagon dies so I would convert sketches with hexagons into pages with squares or circles. It's slightly ironic that now I have a sketch with squares and I've gone for hexagons instead.

My photo is of our tent, on a camping holiday last August. I used the 'Breathing Space' title to mean 'sufficient area to permit freedom of movement' and it refers to two things - the extra space in our new, larger tent; and the space we had in the campsite (compared to some we have visited where the tents are crammed tightly together). It could also refer to the relaxed pace of life when camping, and the space to recharge our batteries before the return to work, college and school the following week.

Paper - Simple Stories Awesome, Simple Stories Take a Hike
Letters - Simple Stories, October Afternoon
Stickers - Simple Stories
Ink - Ranger

Big Shot & X-Cut Hexagon Die
Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch


  1. Beautiful interpretation of the LGS sketch. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing at LGS.

  3. Fabulous page! Thanks for joining us @ LGS!

  4. Great look with your hexagons. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  5. love how you used hexes on your page!!!! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  6. fabulous colouring.. great take on the LGS sketch

  7. love your take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at LGS!

  8. Awesome take on the sketch, love the hexagons! Thank you for joining us at LGS :)