Sunday, May 13, 2012

Big Ben

Happy Mothers Day everyone!  I hope you had a lovely day and were spoilt rotten by your kids and hubbies.  I have my mum here with me for Mothers Day for the first time in over 20 years!  In fact I think it might be over 30 years.  As I was in boarding school and have always lived far away from home, I was never at home during Mothers Day.  A bit say hey?  I am so blessed to have my mum and dad visiting at the moment and to have my kids right here with me.  Both Mum and I were very spoilt. :)
I'm just popping in to share my example on the sketch challenge over at Handmade by Suzanne. This month's beautiful sketch was designed by the very lovely Nadia Cannizzo. Here it is:
And here is my take on it.  The pic is a very old one (before the digital camera) of Big Ben in London.  I was there in 2001.  I've used the beautiful Pink Paislee 'London Market' collection.
A close up of the WOW chipboard frame that I altered using gesso and a bit of pink and black paint. :)
The wooden clock and all the flowers are from Prima and butterfly 'trail' is part of a Zva Creative flourish.
Most of the emphemera are from the Pink Paislee 'London Market' collection. Love this gorgeous birdcage and birdie.
I would love to see your take on this gorgeous sketch.  All you have to do to take part, is load your layout in the gallery before the end of the month. You could win a $30 store voucher including free postage.  The winner gets determined by random draw, so anyone can win!
That's all I have for today.  Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments.
Have a great week!
M xox


Jennifer said...

A lovely LO. These classic papers let the beautiful photo really shine. So great you had your mom with you this Mother's Day! :)

Clare said...

Hi Marelize!! so glad that you have been spoilt today hun and what a wonderful bonus to be spending it with your Mum as well.
Loving the layout of Big Ben!!! The backing paper and bunting looks super cool. I love that wooden Prima clock face you have added it is gorgeous. A wonderful layout. Big hugs Clare xxx

Chloe :-) said...

A gorgeous take on the sketch M!! Loving the bling :-) Happy Mother's day for yesterday :-)

Adriana B said...

Lovely take on the inspirational sketch, hope you had a nice day :)

Leonie said...

This is a gorgeous Layout Marelize. It looks so classy, great papers and colours. :)

Jasmine S said...

You have worked the sketch beautifully. Love your subject and love the colours.

Chantelle said...

Great take on the sketch Marelize - a very classic look which suits the photo. Look forward to seeing you next week at the retreat!!

Helen Tilbury said...

So beautiful Marelize! So excited to receive this collection - just love it!!

Lynette said...

I adore the muted colours with the bits of blue. Beautiful layout Marelize.