Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Twisted Sketch #146

I had a ball with this layout, using the sketch #146 at Twisted Sketches this week.   I have realised that I am happiest when I am playing with scraps rather than whole bits of paper (background for layout excepted of course lol!)

Anyone who knows me in a scrapping sense will know that I am a hoarder extraordinaire when it comes to scraps and file them scrupulously for future use.  Recently, they have come into their own as I have been using them up!  A couple of layouts and the beginning of a project based on Ali Edwards' 'A Week in Life' - which I am going to do over 2 weeks in April to compare and contrast our lives in school holidays and school time.

But I digress...  my layout this week - ta da!

Another ancient photo, from life before kids on holiday in Cornwall.  I actually did the butterfly ring before I chose my photo and dithered for ages between several, finally settling on DH lounging around :)  The paper butterflies are a complete mixture of scraps from my hoard, and from those lying around on my desk.  From Studio Calico, Sassafras, Making Memories packaging, Crate and some bits I can't identify, inked and lightly stuck down with assorted gems and pearls.  I used several strips of washi tape, and made a flower using different crushed ribbons (given to me by my friend Claire) stuck onto a Gluber.  Letters are from Glitz I think.

The twist for this week was 'Brads' and this was my using up of old stash which I try to do on every layout - and I used tiny brads as corner embellishments.

Thanks for looking and please do visit Twisted Sketches and see what the other ladies have created this week.


Sandra said...

Ali that is such a gorgeous layout. I love the butterfly ring - exquisite!

Lorna said...

Oh my - this is fabulous. I love that butterfly ring. Sandra and I have both pinned this and Im sure I will scraplifting - its fab!

Jo said...

This layout is so beautiful, you are so talented x