Friday, 18 March 2011


 A scrappy LO of my twin boys doing what they love best: Fishing!!  They could sit out there all day.
This LO uses the March Sketch from Handmade By Suzanne - sketch created by the talented Michelle Fowler - I had a fun time with this one and really enjoyed the different layers.  My background is some gesso and glimmer-mist.
Here's some close-up's:
 I made the fish using a stencil from the kids craft box - traced onto pattern paper by Cosmo Cricket - Salt Air.  I've sponged the edges and added a button!
I've also added in some clouds and birdie pin from the Chip-Chop Shop!
 A little tag with a spotty button from Lil Red Rocket.  The 'Summer Favourites' tag is from October Afternoon.
 ... and some American Craft black letters - can't seem to do a LO without them.

Here's the sketch if you would like to join in!  Thanks for a fabulous sketch Michelle!!

On a side note:  my sketch challenge for Creative bits has now closed - we only got a few entries in but a big thanks for those that did play along.
I've drawn a random winner and it's SUE from Broomehill who sent her entry in by email - thanks Sue - please give me a quick email and I'll arrange your goodies.


Jules said...

this is just gorgeous chantelle! love beach colours/themes and i love your bg paintwork... thanks for the love on my TCR lo this week... your bird button was absolutely perfect!! :)) x

Sue K (B/Hill) said...

Chantelle - this page is gorgeous - really great job - love it. So cool and summery and beautiful.

Samantha said...

Oh i love how you created the textured background with the gesso! fantastic take on the sketch!

Jasmine S said...

This looks awesome and you have rocked the sketch. I am yet to give it a go but after seeing yours, I must have a try. Those pics are just fab and I love your details to set the scene. Beautiful.

mandysea said...

What a wonderful interpretation of the sketch Chantelle - love the gesso!!

And congrats to Sue too!!

Kristel said...

Wowww this is really stunning Chantelle! So amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Marcia said...

I've looked at the Salt Air papers from CC and haven't been sure how to use them - but you proved me wrong. Gorgeous layout Chantelle, love it.

PS: I missed your sketch challenge, bummer, I had it here to do, I'm so sorry!

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Ruki said...

so beautiful! love the background, the photos and the layering...awesome work!!