Sunday, 9 August 2015

An Unexpected Find

It's been a few months since I joined in with one of Miniowner's sketch challenges. They always go on my 'to do' list, but sometimes I run out of month, and then new sketches come along. I've been sorting through my 2015 photographs recently, and when I saw this month's sketch I knew which photos I wanted to use.

We took a short break in the Peak District at the start of the school summer holidays, and when we stopped in Disley for some shopping I spotted Barney Storey's gold post box by the main road. The Royal Mail painted more than 100 post boxes gold in 2012 to celebrate our Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists but there aren't any near us and this was the first we'd seen.

I had a scrap of gold pattern vellum that I intended to incorporate, even before Scrap Much? posted their colour challenge for this month; it's a simple one - to use gold, preferably in a significant way. I think gold vellum (and gold mist) for one our gold medal winners is significant, don't you? 

The bottom part of the page came together quite easily but I couldn't find a patterned paper that worked as a background. I assembled the other layers and tried them against a variety of papers but had to settle on plain cardstock (sprinkled with mist) in the end.

Cardstock - Bazzill
Paper - American Crafts Amy Tangerine, American Crafts Dear Lizzy, Scenic Route
Vellum - My Mind's Eye Necessities
Letters - American Crafts Thickers
Washi Tape - Unknown
Stars - Paperchase
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Docrafts, Mister Huey's

Big Shot
X-Cut Ticket Stubs Die
Sizzix Circles Die
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch


  1. Lovely layout and a great use of gold! Thanks for playing along with the ScrapMuch?Colour Challenge!

  2. Gorgeous page and great use of gold :) Perfect!!! Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch? Hugs Anna :)

  3. Oh wow! What a find! A super page. Thank you for joining in my sketch challenge,
    Sue @ Me&Mine x

  4. This is such a great layout, and I love your use of gold. Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?!

  5. So fun! Great layout and I like your use of gold. Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?

  6. Great layout. Great story to go with the page. It came together beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?