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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Together AIs My Favorite Place To Be.

Welcome everyone, Brenda here with my first post for March and what a challenge this one is. Loads of fun I'm sure you will find as I did. This challenge has been set by Jo and it requires 3 elements.

You need to use gold, the title in the middle and the sketch at the end. Don't stress it is easier than you may think. Sketches are great, some gold and no thinking about your title as Jo has done that for you.  This is my take on the challenge.

Jo sent me an awesome paper range to work with, Couture Creations - Vintage Rose Garden. Every single 12x12 sheet is just beautiful. I'm sure you would have all guessed my favorite place is anywhere my boys are.

I used cardstock on one of the patterned papers to build my layout. To create my background I used Distress Spray Stain - Tarnished Brass (Which has a gold look to it when you use gold on your layout) and I also used Kaisercrafts clear stamp - Script with Distress Ink -  Gathered Twigs.

The doily is cut from the Kaisercraft Doily Die and I inked the edge with Gathered twigs. The letter for my title are (Large) Thickers - Custard and I coloured them with Perfect Pearls - Perfect Gold. On the edges you can still see a little of the custard colour and it blends in well with the patterned papers.
The small letters are by Kaisercraft Alpha Stickers - Ebony. Behind the black and white photo I have embossed the patterned paper with Kaisercrafts Rose embossing folder. Before placing my patterned paper in the folder I inked it with Distress Ink - Gathered twigs and then run it through and it embossed the roses and inked the paper all at the same time. 

The black (Larger) butterfly is a Kaisercraft clear sticker from the Butterflies set. The butterfly and all the flowers I have fussy cut from the patterned papers. The chippie is a Scrap FX - Doodad D. I coloured it with Perfect Pearls - Perfect Gold.

I hope you have enjoyed my take on this months challenge and that I have been able to inspire you to join in on the fun. Jo has a great prize for the lucky winner but you have to submit your creation first to have a chance. I know I look forward to what you come up with.

If there is anything on my layout that will help to get your juices flowing and you don't have it then head to the top of the blog and click on the store. Jo has everything i have used and will be more than happy to fill your order. If you don't see it then just shoot Jo an email and she will help you out.

For those going to retreat I look forward to catching up with you. Three fun filled days of friends, craft, workshop, poo sticks challenge lol, yummy meals and awesome accommodation. What more could us crafty friends ask for. See you soon.

Happy Crafting ... Hugs Brenda.


  1. Just beautiful, see you friday!!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous Brenda.. love the back ground and great take on all the criteria..

  3. What a gorgeous layout Brenda! Love all the details and a gorgeous photo to cherish of you and your boys! Just gorgeous x


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