Thursday, March 24, 2011

HBS March Sketch

Hi there everybody! I've been a bit of a bad blogger this week. :( Life is a bit hectic at the moment but will hopefully get under control after the end of the month.
I just want to share the March sketch over at Handmade by Suzanne with you. Suzanne has increased the prize to a $30 gift voucher and the winner gets determined by a random draw which means anybody can win! You've still got a week left to get it done, so why not give it a go... Just think of all the yummy goodies you can get for $30!

Here's the gorgeous sketch designed by our very own Michelle Fowler.
And here is my take on it. I've used Cosmo Cricket 'Circa 1934' pattern papers, Bazzil cardstock, Kaisercraft Pearl flourish, BG Basics mini alpha stickers, Dusty Attic pocket watch chipboard, AC Tickers and inkpad. All the products are available at Handmade by Suzanne.
The pic is of my mom's best friend, Anchen, who passsed away in 2001 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. My mom still misses her every day.
Well, that's all for today! I hope you are all having a good week... and tomorrow is Friday... Yay!! Thank you for visiting my little blog and for your lovely comments. I appreciate them all.
Until next time. xx

15 comments:

Kim said...

this is just so lovely Marelize, the clean lines just adds to the elegance of it!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Oh how beautiful is this. The colours of the papers go SO well with the beautiful photo. Your title is so so touching. Well done...great take on the sketch.

Rachael Funnell said...

Hey Marelize! I love your take the Sketch, the Cosmo Cricket papers go well with the Photo....
A lovely Tribute & LO!!!
XXX

Sharon said...

Fantastic layout M. Absolutely Love it and I love the title. x

Judith said...

Love your vintage take on the sketch.

Nicolee said...

ooooo luv that latest LO....luv your 'clean' style! beautiful kids too!
thx for visiting my blog!
catch you round
x

Kerryn said...

What a fabulous sketch! Your layout is just GORGEOUS!!!

Cathy said...

Such a fabulous take on the sketch Marelize.. love it!! I have this on my list of challenges and am hoping I will be able to fit it in as I really love the look of this one!! Have a fabulous weekend :) hugs

Wendy said...

Love that sketch, love those CC papers and your take is gorgeous! Have a great weekend (hot again!) xx

Debbi Tehrani said...

Ooh, that sketch is awesome, and you did a beautiful job with it, Marelize! The Circa 1931 papers are perfect here! Love how the swirl draws attention to both the photo and title.

Monique said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Love your blog very much too! What a wonderful layout. I made a similar page, with the same papers, about my mom who passed away in 2009 (also cancer)..... still miss her very very much! Am now a follower of your blog. Will be back soon!

Heather Jacob said...

elegance plus ... love it ... soooo precious is that pic.. and I love the quote you have used .. hugz x

Tracey said...

What a beautiful Layout....great sketch. The title for your page is perfect.

Moonie said...

You have amazing work!! I have just stumbled across your blog and I especially love your blog background... heheheh x

Clare said...

Wow this brought a tear to my eye Marelize. What a wonderful tribute to Anchen. Such beautiful words. She looks like a lovely kind lady. I bet your Mum loves this layout. Big hugs Clare xxx