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Shim’s sketch

This layout is from Shim’s sketch for her fabby scrappy weekend of challenges.  In reality, I suspect most would look at this and think it bears only passing resemblance to the sketch, but that’s just me.

I’m hoping to get a little scrapping done, and this page is one I had selected bits for (and my guidlines for the weekend are using nothing whole and nothing newly bought – scraps,  bits from my stash that have been already cut, embellishments that are old, the older the better, etc)  then never got around to at the crop itself.  As my usual crop in Basingstoke is tomorrow, and I can’t go (DH and DS are of at Cropredy so me and DD are having girlie time) I figure if I manage to squeak in a little scrapping it’s going to make up for it at least a bit.

So what does my layout share with the sketch?  Humm.  Well I did use my postage stamp scissors.  And it’s sort of the same orientation, although I had two photos to use.  I do have a couple of clusters of elements in sort of the right places.  I have a strip of images (birds) instead of a strip of photos, but that was Shim’s choice and not indicated on the sketch so I think I’m ok with that. I did a weird (for me) thing on this as I mixes white and cream.  I almost never do that, it’s either one or the other, but I find it doesn’t make me crazy like I thought it might. I think the bright white of the duvet cover in the photo makes it OK.

I really want to find the perfect “bit” to go  on the orange dot right above the photo, but what I’ve looked at and tested out so far hasn’t done the trick. Maybe I’ll stumble on something at some point but for now, it’s done.

Once I get ice skating and another movie with DD out of the way tomorrow I’m going to play along intermittently for the day.

And I see Shim has used my layout and printable for a challenge.  I am excited to see what people do with them.