Friday, November 30, 2012

'Stuck' anyone?

I am really outdoing myself this week!  3 blog posts in 4 days!  There is method behind my madness though.  It's nearly end of the month, which means all the challenge entries need to be in.  I'm also leaving on a little holiday with my DD early tomorrow morning.  So it might be a bit quiet around here for the next week or so. :) 
Today I'm sharing both my November entries for 'Stuck?! Sketches'.  I always have so much fun with Sara's sketches.  First up is the 1st November sketch.
 Here is my take on it using a photo of my friend's gorgeous little girl again.  Unfortunately, I can't take credit for the beautiful photo, as my lovely friend, Kathy, took it and edited it.  I have had the papers (Crate Paper 'Emmas's Shoppe') in my stash for a while now, waiting for the right opportunity to use it. I'm so glad I waited, as I think it's just perfect for this pic.
 My cluster using a variety of different flowers, mainly from Prima and Kaisercraft.
 Another little close up. :)  The rhinestone flourish is also from Kaisercraft.
 My title is from WOW chipboard.  I painted the whole chippie with gesso and then changed 'eyes' to turqoise to match the colour of her eyes.

Now for the 15th November sketch.
... and my take on it, using another photo of my mum on her wedding day. The lady with her, is her mother (my grandmother). I've used the Prima 'Rondelle' collection, which I LOVE.
 A close up of my cluster.  The rhinestone flourish is from Kaisercraft.  The vine is from Prima and so are most of the flowers and leaves.
 I really love the fabric alpha stickers that Prima has with most of their collections now.
 A little cluster in the top corner. :)
That is all for this week I think.  I have to start packing soon or I will be up all night. :O
Thank you so much for visiting and for your lovely comments. I really appreciate it.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Until next time.
M xox


Judith said...

Two beautiful layouts. Enjoy your holiday

Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous...'getting ready' is aptly named as well as being soooo lovely!!! Have a great time away - we're off to NZ on Sunday!!!!

Elaine said...

That is the most gorgeous photo! And beautiful pages once again. You have been busy. Enjoy your holiday, how special.

Sandie Edwards said...

Oh Marelize, these are both so beautiful. I totally love both, so many wonderful and pretty details, including the photographs!

Kerryn said...

Gorgeous work Marelize. Enjoy the time away with your daughter :).

Tracey said...

Your two layouts are so beautiful! Gorgeous papers and embellishments. Enjoy your holiday.

Lynette said...

Your top layout is gorgeous...I love the bright colours with the black and white photo. The second layout is so elegant and I love how your cluster just flows across the page.

Kelly Foster said...

These are both so pretty!!!! I love the effect of making the eyes blue in the photo and neat :) What a little dolly she is, too! Love the elegant vintage feel to the second one. Nice work!!!

Monique said...

Beautiful work Marelize - that baby layout is gorgeous - love how it makes her beautiful blue eyes just "pop"
Fantastic inspiration

Kim said...

GOsh what a stunning photo Marelize I adore how you have edited it, beautiful elegant layouts- as always!

Helen Tilbury said...

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday! I'm leaving for one in the morning so popping in to say goodbye!! I just love these 2 layouts - they are amazing - and you have a lot up that I have missed - scrapping up a storm!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Both layouts are gorgeous, Marelize...I especially love the first one - so bright & happy & I love what you've done with the title to match the gorgeous blue eyes in the photo. Fabulous work :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous!! The baby photo is simply amazing!! Your work is beautiful too!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Al Hannah said...

Another stunning layout - gorgeous work. Love the flower clusters and how much space they take across the page - very pretty! xo