Wednesday, 22 August 2012

I have been mega busy with work of late so have managed to squeeze in a page or two!
Our Guest Designer-Christa Paustenbaugh at Colorful Creations produced a lovely page from the sketch below:-

Here is my version of the sketch.

I used papers from chatterbox, Daisy D’s, Basic Grey & K&Co and some embellishments from Kaiser & Prima.  The white hexagons are from Screen Prints – they are printed on acetate and I think are quite effective.

This photo is part one of two of my DH step brothers & his grandma who live in Finland.  The second photo is a family portrait with the families combined.  My husband’s parents immigrated to Oz back in the late 60’s but all his family stayed in Finland. We have only met his Grandmother once but she certainly made an impression on me.  She is close to 100 and has survived a son (when he was only small), two husbands and a boyfriend!  She was living on her own up until about 2 years ago.  She was reluctant to move to a retirement home but is now thriving and has plenty of friends where she says she has to take care of them LOL! 

I would love to have combined this challenge with Fi’s colour palette but it is part of the rules of engagement for CC – not that I mind of course because it gets me to do more pages!!! LOL!   So the other challenge was Fi’s colour combo and she added a twist – we had to include stitching, 2 or more brads and journaling.  I really enjoyed this challenge also because I used one of Fi’s sketches that I kept from a sketch challenge a few months back.  You could say I got my money’s worth from Fi LOL!  Anyway so as you can see I stuck with the colours for the first page so the two pages matched.

So here is Fi’s colour palette…

....Fi's sketch....

....and here is my page!

Well off to do more work - blah!


  1. Wonderful job on both pages I think! I agree those white hexagons look extremely effective & I love your scrolls on your second layout.FWAB flourishes I think they are...

  2. Great job on the colours and your page design Rach, the stitching added a lovely element to your page and don't you just love how the hexagons turned out. Beautiful work!!!

  3. Loved the way Fis palette worked on both pages and the way you worked the sketches ROCKED!!!