As you will know i recently attended a fabulous class by Ana AKA finnabair - the polish scrapbooker extraordinaire. It was certainly a wonderful way to learn her style by watching the master firsthand. We received 2 very generous kits and were encouraged to go away and create some more layouts and creations with the kit leftovers so as i had oodles of time at the Scrappin Patch retreat i thought that i would do some more layouts in her style! As it turned out i had enough to do another 3 layouts using all the products left over from the kits and i still have leftovers!
Anyhoo- as my class layout featured Ella and i still had lots of photos of her i thought that i would do another to match. This one was based on the Once Upon a Sketch challenge for April - but i didn't enter it in the competition out of respect to Finnabair as it is HER style and not mine!
|a close up to show all the layers and textures|
The next layout once again features Ella= i managed to get her to let me take some photos of her in her favourite dress of the summer. Simon found some Indian dresses and saris - and bracelets at a garage sale ( where else!) and Ella fell in love with this beaded dress. It has a scarf that she ties around her hair but she wouldn't put it on for the photo- but she really does look like a gypsy girl with it on! She wore the dress and scarf to the school International day and was thrilled to be picked out for a special prize on the day! Anyhoo - here is Layout #2
|another close up of the layering and textures|
The final Finnabair layout was done for one of the challenges at the retreat- very loosely based on the sketch provided... this one features Zoe on holiday in Queenstown in 2010.
|another close up!|
Back soon with some photo updates of the girls and school holiday activities for family that i am sure will soon be asking !!