Hi there and welcome to my blog! I’m here with you today sharing my take on the gorgeous sketch put together by the very talented Chloe for the July sketch challenge over at Scrappingclearly! Isn’t it an awesome design!!

I have, again, used the stunning Bloom collection by Maggie Holmes and a gorgeous photo of my now 17 1/2 year old niece from my 2008 wedding 🙂

I have used that gorgeous “Moments” paper for my background which really surprised me! I thought I would use the other side but it just wasn’t happening for me!

That sunburst was made using a Heidi Swapp stencil from my stash and a mix of Heidi Swapp colour shine in Primrose, Blush and (of course!) Gold Lame and then cut down from the 12×12 paper I started with. I have mostly stuck to the sketch but I did move the big cluster from the left to the right and found a white cardstock frame I had pre-cut which worked perfectly 🙂 And, of course, more of that oh so pretty gold vellum!

I thought about adding something else for the title but ended up going with this gorgeous gold glitter piece from the ephemera pack. I just backed it with a sheet from the 6×6 paper pad – those bows are just adorable!! I made that fringe myself with my handy fringe scissors that I have had in my stash for years! That bottom layer is actually the branding strip from one of the papers and the black and white stripe is from another of Maggie’s collections.

The sketch called for something up the top so I ended up picking this piece from the ephemera as it brought in both the gold glitter and the black. I also added some more of that fringed paper 🙂

As you can see I have scattered more of those gorgeous fussy cut butterflies from the “Flutter” paper. I needed a little extra something and after a little mucking about I decided on cutting out a couple of those little butterflies from the matching 6×6 paper from the paper pad.

Some sequins by Studio Calico – they are so shiny and pretty!! – and also some sprinkles of Gold Lame colour shine to finish it off.

A close up of where all the action is in the middle of the page! I just adore this photo of my niece and I can’t believe that 8 years have passed so quickly and she is no longer this little girl but practically an adult!

And one more close up, just for good measure 😉

You can watch all (well, most of!) of my process of putting it together by following this link! This is only my 2nd process video so I hope you enjoy!

Make sure you load up your own entry for this fun sketch over on the Scrappingclearly blog or FB page for your chance to win a voucher to the store. Keep an eye on the blog too for all of the other girls’ takes on the challenge this month!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!!


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