Sunday, July 01, 2012

A new month and some exciting news!

Can you believe its July already?  Where did the first 6 months of the year go? Lol! I really hope the last half of the year slows down a bit.
It's a new month and I have some exciting news to share. The very lovely Sara from 'Stuck?! Sketches' has asked me to be the Guest Designer for July and of course I agreed. I love Sara's sketches and try and play along as often as I can.  You can see the announcement and the new challenge for July (with the rest of the CT's gorgeous examples) HERE.
This is the 1st of July sketch:
And here is my example.  I've adjusted the sketch slightly to suit my 12 x 12 format.  Love the circle design. I've used the new My Minds Eye collection called 'Indie Chic'.  The pic is of my DD who turned 17 on Friday.  She has a beautiful caring nature and I just love her to bits.
A few close ups.  I've cut the circles out of the background paper, inked around the inside edge and then added my contrasting pattern paper from the back.  Added some stitching for added texture and a bit of extra touch. :)
 I thought the buttons were perfect for this design. :)
 And a final close up of some of the other circles and title. :)
Hope to see you all play along with this sketch.  It's so easy to intepret in many different ways, as you will see from the examples of the Creative Team.  You have until the last day of July to link your entry to the side bar of the Stuck?! Sketches blog to be in the running for one of this month's sponsor vouchers.
That's all for today.  I'll be back in a day or two with more July layouts to share. 
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. 
Until next time.
M xox

16 comments:

Adriana B said...

Great take on sketch, love all the stitching, looks like fantasticly beautiful :) have a great week :)

Leanne said...

Wow this is such a gorgeous layout! Love the texture that the stitching gives the page xx

Chantelle said...

congrats on guest designer for July - what a fantastic sketch - lovin' the circles. I love your hand stitching too. Enjoy it!!

Leonie said...

Congrats Marelize!
what a great sketch!
and your sample is Beautiful!
The stitching really adds some great texture, love the buttons too. :)

Kerryn said...

This is just beautiful. I love how you interpreted the sketch.

Jasmine S said...

Congrats on your guest spot. You have used the sketch beautifully and I just love the details in your circles.

Elaine said...

What a beautiful page, I love the colours and all the little details. Congrats at being guest designer.

Belinda said...

Congrats on the GDT spot Marelize!!!! YAY!! Love your stunning layout. You have used those circles so well and the soft pink and brown look beautiful together. :-)

Melinda Spinks said...

Marelize, big congratulations on your guest design roll!!! Your take on the sketch layout is absolute beautiful... love the way you've done the heading and the stitching around your circles is fabulous. Just beautiful!

Cathy said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Marelize.. how exciting!! ADORE your LO and take on the sketch... your stitched circles look gorgeous!! :))

Paula said...

Congrats Marelize! I love what you have done with the sketch...the cut-outs & stitching is brilliant!

Tracey said...

Congratulations on your guest design spot. Wow....I love your take on the sketch and the way you created it, adding the contrasting paper from behind. The stitching looks fab too:)

Linda Eggleton said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch, Marelize! The stitching around the circles looks fabo, along with the colours & the randomly placed buttons :)

Kim said...

This is just delightful, I adore the stunning stitching around the circles, woot woot about the GDT spot!

Karen said...

Congrats on the DT spot! Love that stitching around the circles, gives great detail to the page! :-)

Jennifer said...

Congrats on this exciting news! Love your take and especially the stitching around the circles!