Welcome to September’s CKC blog hop. You should have arrived here from Susanne. If you didn’t and would like to join in, hop back to the beginning at the CKC blog and I’ll see you back here in a while.
I signed up for the hop as soon as I saw challenge 1 to use a Shimelle sketch. I was off to a weekend retreat with my Counterfeit kit and I have loads of Shimelle’s sketches on my Pinterest board so there was no way that wasn’t going to happen, right? WRONG!
It wasn’t until I remarked that I hadn’t touched my kit that Jemma reminded me that I had signed up for the hop and it was this Saturday! That gave me less than a week, but no worries I got cracking when I got home on Sunday and I now have not one, but two Shimelle sketches to show you.
I started with this sketch:
My LO was inspired by Diana Waite’s interpretation of the sketch on Shimelle’s blog. Before I went on the retreat I matted 9 photos in a grid – that grid with one of the Polka Dot Party sheets in my kit only needed a little embellishment to complete a page:
The edge isn’t perfect but I think it’s good enough. I made a bit of a mistake when I did the alphas for my next page. I had already inked and powdered two letters before I realised I’d picked up the wrong powder – clear gloss instead of pearl glimmer. Take a look: can you tell which ones they are?
I used this sketch to scrap photos of Puddle Duck at her niece’s 5th birthday party.
So that’s me done for now. It’s time to bid you a fond farewell and send you on your way to Tina, who is next on the hop. Hope you’ll be back soon – I have lots more scrappy goodness to share form that retreat (2.5 mini albums, 2 12X12 LOs and 2 pocket pages!)