Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A 'bright' summer :)

Hi everyone! I just can't believe it's July already! What has happened to the first 6 months of the year?! This month is already running away from me too! LOL!  So, let me try and catch it while I can! :)
Scrap Africa has a brand new sketch up and it's a beauty!
During The Scrapbook Store's Retreat in May, I had the privilege of sitting next to the gorgeous Kim Price (a fellow DT member). My oh my! Does that girl have ideas! She gave us a short demonstration on how she creates her wonderful arty and colourful backgrounds.  I decided to give it a go with this layout.  It isn't nearly as wonderful as the talented Kim's backgrounds, but I'm quite happy with the end result.  Even hubby said he loves it! Hehehe...
Here's my take.  The photo is of my friend's little guy having a splash in the water.  As I created my background first, I had to look for photo to go with it and my DD picked this one.

I have used Dylusions Ink sprays  and the Crafters Workshop 'Burst' template with Delta Creative Texture Magic. Teamed it up with a mixture of Manor House flowers, Green Tara mini paper roses and some other bits from my stash.
The title is an old rhinestone word from Kaisercraft.
I hope you get a chance to play along. You have until the 14th of July to get your entry in. Check out the challenge and all the beautiful examples from the DT HERE.
That's all I have today.  I'll be back in a few days with more.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Until next time! Take care.
M xox

18 comments:

Chantalle said...

Wow! That background is amazeballs! x

Lynette said...

Oh yes, we do have a lot in common :-)

Your layout is beautiful, wouldn't mind a tutorial done by Kim. I thought it is so funny that we used the same template.

Kerryn said...

Stunning! The colours are so darn eye catching! Love it.

Rachael Funnell said...

This looks FANTASTIC Marelize... So love that background!!

Adriana B said...

amazing background love the colours too :)

Lizzy Hill said...

KimIS totally amazing & I love your take on her style...it just screams summer:):):)

Denise Price said...

It's great how your page looks like a sunburst. It's so striking.

Leonie said...

Oh it looks awesome Marelize. Great sketch and I love the dylusions background.

Cathy said...

WOW Marelize your background looks amazing, adore the radiating wash of colour teamed with the masking, stunning work!!

Jennifer Shaw said...

Wow that background is amazing!

Kim Price said...

Oh wow Marelize this is just beautiful. I'm so happy you decided to have a play with the dylusions - aren't they fun! I LOVE your colour choice and the design is just gorgeous. How many ways can I say I love this?

Chloe :-) said...

This is AMAZING, M!!!!!! Firstly, I adore sunbursts, the colours are amazing and the photo is perfect!!

Jasmine S said...

Oh this is wonderful. So fabulously good and the pic is just perfect.

Chantelle said...

it's a beautiful page Marelize - you clever girl - love it and especially with the template too :)

Sandie Edwards said...

This is amazing and I am so pleased Kim and yourself got to perch next to other and enjoy the ideas.... this is really beautiful....

Denise van Deventer said...

This is a wowser for me! I love this page and it just screams summer and water fun! Love, love your background and colouring! A real stunner! ;-)

sarah martin said...

Oh wow! What a stand out page Marelize! Awesome colours x

Helen Tilbury said...

WOW!!! Are you sure you weren't tripping on acid at the retreat?!? So vibrant and AMAZING!!!!