Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The First Layout for 2013- Once Upon a Sketch for January

Hi Folks,

Just wanted to share my very first layout of 2013! This one is for the January Once Upon a Sketch challenge. I wasn't sure about the sketch at first but am really happy with how it came out! 

I used some of the new Marigold collection from Kaisercraft- love the greens and blues together and all the fussy cutting options with the lovely flowers.

 The theme for the sketch this month reflects the new year and changes - so i decided to focus on Ella and what a big year that it will be for her in Year 4. She is such a quiet achiever but i am sure that she will blossom this year with being the senior class in her syndicate and the more responsibilities that will await her this year. She can do anything she sets her mind to!

Already she seems to be growing up before my eyes- she will be 8 in a couple of months! She has been asking to have her own room for a few months now so yesterday we moved her into her very own room! She has had to share with Zoe and then with Lucy for the last few years so its time for her to  have her own space! So Hollie and Lucy are in together and Ella can stay up abit later now and relax in her own space!


Anyhoo- here is my version of the sketch...with some hidden journalling tucked on the left hand side of the top photo...





And here is the sketch 




 It looks like i may have scored the room as a scrap studio albeit with conditions!! It will still be a few months away till completion i imagine now that Simon is back at work...

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my previous post- i appreciate each and every one!!

Enjoy your day

Francine

12 comments:

Hilary said...

Wow this is stunning!!

Sandra said...

Lovely layout and woo hoo your own scrap room, fingers crossed.

Sandie Edwards said...

really gorgeous layout, and happy birthday to your daughter in a few months - she'll love having her own room. Love the papers you used, and how you did the gorgeous flower trail...

Pauline Parker said...

Yeee Haa!!! First Ella then you!! Lovely page

jannekevanveen said...

beautiful love to see greetings janneke

Renata Moni said...

WOW! This is Very beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS.

Renata Moni said...

WOW! This is Very beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS.

Eila Sandberg said...

Love your take on the sketch! you have really made wonderful justice to the KaiserCraft, this is absolutely beautiful!! thank you so much for sharing your work with us at OUAS!

EFI said...

Absolutely gorgeous page!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

Andrea said...

It is a beautiful layout. I think by choosing black and white photos they have a much greater impact! The color scheme is very beautiful and the layout as such is fab!
I have also created a layout for this challenge, come and have a look if you like http://paperscrapsandscissors.blogspot.com
Andrea

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty! Such sweet photos and beautiful blossoms! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)

Florence Teixeira said...

beautiful page ! so pretty !