Sunday, January 9, 2011

Show Us Your Stuff...

Heee, not quite as rude as it sounds, I promise! Its a scrapping challenge site, that promotes the use of handmade goodness on your LOs :)
This month's first challenge is a sketch...perfect for this rusty old scrapper who has just had over two weeks away from her scrap room :O
I used this picture of my dad's christmas tree, proudly displaying mum's Santa hat up the top where an angel would usually be



As the sketch didn't have space for journalling, and I wanted to record the *why* behin d this photo, I journalled straight onto the photo...yep, using my own yucky handwriting LOL

My hadmade items are the little snowflake/stars...


And this Christmas tree. I knew what I wanted in my head, but could NOT find one in my stash, so I sketched out the tree and cut it out!



I love the look of the same toned buttons on the pink paper. Adds a little bit of detail and texture, without extra colour or busyness:) I also like the 'handmade' look that buttons seem to add to a page. Particulary if they are tied on with string!



Thanks so much for stopping by!


12 comments:

Kylie said...

love the tree 'i just sketched & cut it out' :0) great Lo & love your journalling...very spec memories xx

Lauren said...

Oooh that is just gorgeous! Love all your handmade elements. And they journalling looks great! :)

Chantal said...

I love this page! Gorgeous detail and colour!

Kerryn said...

I love everything about it. Especially your journalling on the photo.

Karen Shady said...

aww, once again I am near tears reading your blog... your Mums hat instead of an angel on the tree is just lovely... I love all the handmade goodness

Hugs xx

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Hi Kirsty! Thanks so much for joining in at SUYS this month! Your layout is beautiful. I really like the journalling and the story behing it. Love the little handmade goodies and that big bow!

Kate said...

you are so clever kirst! love your page and your handwriting is beautiful1!

Kim said...

This is just stunning Kristy, I love your use of red and the journallingf gon the photo is AMAZING, thanks for playing along at SUYS!

Renee said...

Oh I love it all Kirsty!!

Tanya Tahir said...

Beautiful layout and story! Love the hat on top of the tree. And your handwriting is beautiful too - wish I had neat writing like you, then I'd write more on my layouts lol

Amanda B said...

Gorgeous heartfelt LO Kirsty. I am sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mum, especially at such a young age. I shared this story with my mum and we both had a cry. I dont ever look forward to any christmas without her, I can only imagine how hard it was. Much love xx

kerry said...

This is stunning kirsty. I love the journalling on the photo and i love the bow!!! Thanks for playing along...:)