Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Beck - Furry Friends Theme - Kaleidoscope Layout

Good morning again ladies...  What did you do to the weather?!!!  It sure is wet and nasty out there.  What a shame I have to be at work, rather than at home in front of the fire with my scrapping supplies.  Oh well, I do have to pay for said supplies somehow! :)
Yesterday I had a bit of a play with the scrumptious Kaleidoscope collection, which you can find online here.  I decided to use this month's sketch, and seeing as I had a beautiful photo of my brother-in-law's dog Duke, I decided to go with this month's Furry Friends theme too.  Here's the sketch:

And here's the finished layout.  I apologise for the photo - it was so dark this morning trying to photograph it, stupid winter weather.  It looks so much better in real life, so I will drop it into the store at lunchtime for you to see.

Here's a couple of close-ups:

So as you can see I pretty much followed the sketch, although instead of three smaller photos on the left hand side, I decided to use some fussy cut flowers from the same paper range.  I tucked them underneath the edge of my top paper layer.  I also inked and curled the patterned papers, to add another texture to the page.
Sketches are such a quick and easy way to get some scrapping done if you are lacking inspiration.  And the great thing is you don't even have to follow them to the letter.  Use them as a starting point, and then you will find that your scrapping mojo tends to take over :)  Don't forget that you can always turn the sketch on it's side or upside down too.  The possibilities are endless!
Righto, back to work for me, smoko is nearly over.  To say that I am looking forward to getting home and chilling in front of the fire this afternoon would be an understatement!
Have a nice day ladies, catch you again next month.
Toodles, Beck x