Thursday, 6 September 2012

Big Shoes To Fill

I am slowly working my way through my New Zealand holiday photos. Generally I am not doing anything with the celebratory photos but more with the activities we enjoyed or the less themed Christmas Day photos.

The layout today was my first from the Main kit Summer of 69 from Studio Calico. I spotted a fab sketch on Susan Stringfellow's wonderful Sketch Savvy blog. The number 97 sketch had some lovely large pieces of patterned paper. Perfect for a new kit full of beautiful papers!

Here is my take.

I kept fairly closely to the sketch. I modified the pinwheel with some diecuts, moved the title slightly because of my paper choices and added a little misting in the top left as the plain kraft just looked a little empty. I also added in some washi for a little added colour.

I love this photo taken on Christmas Day last year. Monkey had had enough of her party clothes and was stomping around the place in her new Elmo shirt from Father Christmas and her Daddy's shoes. I am looking forward to her enjoyment of Christmas this year. She really gets it now!


  1. She's too cute! And your impression of the sketch looks great.

  2. I love how you made the pinwheel with die cuts, what a clever idea!

  3. did you mist over a doily? Beautiful effect!

  4. I love the sketch and your take on it. :)