Friday 3 January 2014

Sketchabilities 106

The long summer holidays and the downtime over the last few days have been perfect for scrapbooking. Thanks very much to the Sketchabilities people who keep providing such lovely sketch challenges to keep life interesting in the scrapbooking room. Also thanks to Annelie Maddock from Crazy Monday Scrapbooking, whose blog and Facebook showed me Sketchabilities a few months ago.

One thing that I like to do when I'm scrapbooking is to choose colours from the picture as a basis for the page. This photo, from my husband's much delayed 50th birthday party,  was quite black and white so everything moved on from there. I adored the Authentique paper when I saw it and was delighted to find a reason to get it out of the stash. Actually, everything came out of stash - no shops were visited in the making of this page. :-) Just as well, since most places have been closed!

Supplies list:
Papers: Authentique Allure and Engage, Bazzill Cream Puff
Stamps: Beautifully Baroque and Potpourri Papillon (Stampin' Up) and Botanical (Kaisercraft)
Inks: Basic Gray (Stampin' Up), Hero Arts black, Ranger Distress Ink Black Soot.
Punches: Martha Stewart lace, Small butterfly punch, Nellies label die
Other: Washi tape from Typo x2, Bella! Bling swirl, Manor House poppy flower, lace scrap, black rhinestones, dimensionals.


  1. Beautiful! Love the classic black and white. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!

  2. Jan, this is beautiful! Lovely stamping and inking. Glad you joined our challenge again at Sketchabilities :)

  3. Very elegant layout! Great job with the sketch!

  4. Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at Sketchabilities!