Sunday 22 January 2012

Guest Creative Scrapper

And so for the exciting news!

Kristine at Creative Scrappers contacted me last year to see if I wanted to be a guest on their blog... and of course I said yes. Why would I say no when the blog is just about my favourite source of sketch and layout inspiration?

You can read my guest post on the Creative Scrappers blog but I'll show you what I made with sketch #192 here:

Creative Scrappers sketch #192
Our first engagement photoshoot was uncomfortable for me. I am not great at posing and really needed to be directed more strongly. Out of 500 photos there were about 50 I liked, and about 30 made it into the final collection. Which all makes me more happy that we got this one - full of attitude, looking totally comfortable and acting quite the poseurs.

rockabilly say yes!

The page is a memory of our discussion about props: he had his hat, I had my handbag... and then at the last minute I said 'Bring your guitar!'.

me and him, in object form
Echo Park collections make up the majority of this layout - I seem to have kept scraps from Life is Good and For the Record which match well with Happy Days. You'll also find some Lily Bee, Crate and Jenni Bowlin in there. Credit also has to go to Basic Grey for their postal stamp... don't you just love the black on black of the heat embossed postmark?

I'll be using this technique again
A big thanks to Kristine for asking me to be part of the Creative Scrappers scene! If you haven't heard of them already, you should go check them out now. They are really very, very good.


  1. Amazing engagement photo! Wow. I love how you have given it centre stage and yet at the same time added even more interest with the wonderful selection of bits and pieces surrounding it. A triumphant guest spot, I think :)

  2. Congrats on the GD spot, Cheryl!!!!! I LOVE your page!!!! and the photo is gorgeous!! great colors and super cool details like all the layers...Beautiful work!!!! Take Care!
    Hugs!!!! :)

  3. Awesome news about the GDT!! Love your take on the sketch and all the wonderful layers you made!

  4. Congrats on your guest spot! You rocked the sketch with your suoer cool layout! That photo is really awesome!!!!

  5. Congrats on the DT post, and what a great about to do for them :)

  6. That is a terrific photo, full of attitude for sure - love it!!! And fantastic page too! Congrats on the GDT!!!

  7. You have a really great, refreshing style to your work! LOVE IT!

  8. Congrats on the guest spot. I love your engagement photo and what you did with the layout. You have such a unique style!