Sunday, 1 May 2016

Prom Queen

Good morning everyone!

Hope this post finds you well and, if you celebrate May Day, you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend. Hope you've not been affected by the weather madness either ... I am fed up of hail and chilly winds, after all it is May now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's new challenge time over at Feeling Sketchy and I must confess that, although I like the end result of my project this time, it was rather a challenge!

We've got the lovely Jodie from Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor for this challenge. She has so many amazing digis to suit all tastes that I'm confident our lucky prize winner will have no difficulty in enjoying their prize pack!

So here's Michelle's sketch for this challenge:

And here's my "take" on it:

I have created my very first scrapbook page! And it's wholly digital to boot!!!!!!!!

When eldest Bambino left High School last summer, I promised her that we would work together and scrap memories from Year 11. Well this sketch was just the impetus I needed to start scrapping! She helped me with it by choosing the photos and also the font on the journal card and banner.

My project recipe is as follows:
  • Base layer - is Light Gray Flourish paper and it comes from a set from the sadly closed Summertime Designs called Dryer Lint at Tiffany's. I'm a bit of a techno numpty when it comes to PhotoShop, so I've used Microsoft Word to do the whole thing. I inserted the paper into Word as a picture, and then sized it to 15cm square, which will fit the scrapbook Bambino has got.
  • Journal Cards - are from Winter Arabesque - Journal Cards kit by Melo Vrijhof at Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking. I've used the Banners Journal Card and the Flag Journal Card to which we've added the date and venue by using a text box with "no fill" and "no lines". The font Bambino chose is called Harrington.
  • Ribbons - are the Floral Ribbon from Melo's Winter Arabesque - Elements kit at Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking
  • Flower Paperclips - are from the retired Dryer Lint at Tiffany's kit by Summer at Summertime Designs. I've used Paperclip 13 which is a nice dark teal colour, toning in with Bambino's dress.
  • Sentiment Banner - is another Word text box, this time with a grey fill and no line. The font Bambino chose is Harrington again.
Using the Word Picture Format tools, I was able to insert a drop shadow behind all the elements to give a 3D impression to the page.

So now all I have to figure out is how to print is out so the photos don't lose any definition, and then we'll pop it into Bamino's scrapbook!

If Michelle's sketch has got you stumped too, please head over to the Feeling Sketchy blog and see the other amazing creations by my wonderful teamies. Then don't forget to come back and show us your take on our sketch for a chance to be our lucky prize winner this time, or in the DT's Top 3! We'll be back with our new challenge on 15th May 2016.

I would like to enter this scrapbook layout into the following challenges:

Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Great memories helen and lovely to do it together. Hugs x

  2. Fabulous page and a great way of using the sketch. Thanks for joining us in the Swirls and Flourishes challenge at Polkadoodles,
    Katrina x

  3. I like the colours on your page.Thanks for entering the Swirls and Flourishes challenge at Polkadoodles this fortnight, Jackie DT x

  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting in a beautiful mess challenge 2, Hazel, DT x

  5. Well done, great page to store memories. Love it!


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