With it being Mothering Sunday, today's sketch is a little late as I've been visiting my own lovely mum. Not wanting to leave my equally lovely dad out and my little brother who was visiting too, we all headed off for a slap up breakfast......it was delicious.
So, with a great day's visiting....and eating....done, it's time to catch up with this week's sketch and here it is, sketch no. 149.
I've been a terror for hoarding my projects and judging by my diminished desk space it was time to tackle something smaller. I love little box projects, so an altered matchbox fitted the bill.
I say matchbox, but this was actually a wedding favour box. Using this originally kraft coloured box meant I could skip inking the cover edges, always a little messy for me.
The balloon papers from the Simply Creative Around the World paper pad inspired me to go for a floating diorama. This was so easy to do, but really effective. I'd previously made a dinosaur diorama with StickerKitten's Birthday Dinos papers and that one was a real matchbox.
So, here it is the finished piece, standing on red pearl feet and, thankfully, not taking up loads of room... as I obviously have to keep it!
If you're better at parting with your makes and you don't fancy making another card, why not make a mini personal diorama, but be warned they're addictive.
It's time for another sketch in the Sketchy Sunday series and as I've been playing with some new Craft a Card dies I took inspiration from one of those to create this week's inspiration. So, without further ado here we have it Sketch no. 149.
This would be a great way to use up odd 6"x 6" papers that maybe wouldn't normally make it onto your layouts, I'd love to see what you come up with, so please post a link in your comment if you're inspired to create.
I've been crafting a few gifts lately, with a teabag envelope and coaster set made using the First Edition Black Out paper pad. You can find instructions for this project on my Trimcraft gallery here.
I also altered one of my fav domino boxes using the Dovecraft Painted Blooms paper pad with the idea of a Mother's Day gift of a basic nail care kit. These boxes are perfect for a few emery boards, orange sticks, clippers, nail art gems and glue or other manicure essentials.
My local The Works has stocked up on these and the Pick-up-sticks boxes which are another fav. At 59p each they're just a great way to experiment to see if altering is for you.
Movies watched this week:
Kong, Skull Island - disappointing adventure movie
Deepwater Horizon - Tense true story of an oil rig disaster
The Magnificent Seven - Enjoyable remake of the classic western
Mechanic Resurrection - watchable action thriller starring the Stath
It's inspiration time again, another sketchy Sunday. I've picked a multi-photo layout this time around and I'm already using this one, so I hope you find it inspirational too.
I've also put together a quick Project Life app layout showcasing some of my latest Trimcraft projects, I love the idea of a photo book for these project pages, but it's going to take me some time to make enough to fill a book.
If you'd like to see these projects in more detail or view the instructions to make your own versions, you can find them at Trimcraft.
Movies watched this week:
The Secret Life of Pets - fun cartoon - pick of the week.
Lights Out - cool horror film.
Purge: Election Year - horror action thriller sequel.
A quick post today to share a Project Life app layout to document Ray's birthday. These layouts are so easy to put together and I still often create traditional layouts with some of the same images, but this way I never have to rush to feel 'caught up'.
I used cards from the Ready Steady Go digital kit and a font that comes with the app.
Now, an image to make you drool.....Trimcraft sent me this lovely tote full of goodies to celebrate the launch of their new website, The Craft Blog.
It's packed with loads of goodies. I love those mini dies, bottom left and the Wild at Heart paper pad was on my wish list. Thanks Trimcraft.