Thursday, 28 May 2015

71° 10' 21''

Sketch-n-Scrap have been celebrating their third birthday with a month of challenges. I did a few of the cards last weekend, and I've finally managed to tackle one of the layout challenges. I hope to do a few more, and luckily the later challenges are open past the end of the month.

I chose to start with Kerry's challenge, which is all about the number three. She asked us to use triangles, and three of anything else we used (three photos, three paper, three buttons etc). She gave us a sketch too, but that was optional, and in the end I used the 1 May sketch from Stuck?! Sketches instead.

I've been trying to bring my 2015 album up-to-date and also to finish off my 2014 album, but I didn't have any trios of photos left for those, and went back to 2013 (another unfinished album) and our cruise to Norway. I'm doing a full album for the trip, but I also want one page from each port of call for my main 2013 album. These photos are from the North Cape, which lies at 71° 10' 21'' North, and claims to be the most northerly point in mainland Europe. Thanks to Daphne at Scrapbooking Insanity for the title idea; she used the coordinates of a lighthouse on a page a few weeks ago.

I've already made two pages for this section of my album (On Top of the World and Island Escape) so I referred to them for consistency as I want all these pages to be on kraft cardstock and to have similar colour schemes.

The sets of three that I used for Kerry's challenge are: three photos, three patterned papers, three circles of stitching, three numbers in my title, three strips of washi tape, three punched circles, three pieces of border sticker, three flowers, date stamped three times, three columns of journalling, and three sets of three rows of triangles.

I don't have a triangles stencil, but I do have a pair of dies that cut a little row of linked triangles, and I decided to use the inner part to cut my own. This was more successful than I ever imagined, and I will use it again.

Top - Dies; Bottom - Die Cut
Stencil with three Cuts
Cardstock - Papermania
Paper - K&Company Hannah, Simple Stories Awesome, Simple Stories Take a Hike
Numbers - American Crafts
Letters - Basic Grey
Stickers - Bo Bunny, Echo Park
Washi Tape - American Crafts
Flowers - Great Expressions
Ink - Ranger

Big Shot & Little B Arrows Dies
Sewing Machine
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch


  1. Your layout looks great! I love that you used the coordinates as your title! And what a fabulous idea for creating your own stencil with dies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  2. Beautiful page. I like the craft paper, the stitching and the stencil you made. What a great idea. Thank you for that. I have to try this too.

    Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  3. Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for joining me in my triangle challenge to celebrate Sketch N Scraps Birthday, I adore your little homemade mask and the cool title! Great travel themed layout and I am in awe of all your journaling! Thanks again. xx

  4. So glad you were able to rock the sketch to help complete one of your albums! Great take! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Stuck?! Sketches!

  5. Fabulous page, love your journalling too - so great that you added so much! Thanks for playing along at Stuck?! Sketches!!

  6. Fantastic page Amanda! Thanks for sharing your layout with numbers in the title. Also love the idea with the home made stencil out of die cut triangles!