Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wonder {Scrap Africa Guest Designing}

Have you heard of Scrap Africa? It's an awesome scrapbook challenge with an amazing design team for inspiration. They feature a sketch challenge at the beginning of the month, plus an additional challenge mid-month. I'm so excited and honored that Denise van Deventer invited me to be a guest at this wonderful site this month!

Here's the sketch I got to work with:


And here is the page I made. Recently, my friend's mom died, and I've begun a scrapbook for her. My friend's daughter gave me a flashdrive with a bunch of photos, and I just thought these were the sweetest pictures.

I wanted to use the nature colors to go with the quote I was planning to use and also pull in blues to go with the blues in the pictures. I happened upon these old Scenic Route papers and paired them with a newer Echo Park paper (the blue in the background).


Here are a few details. That doily shape in the background was cut out with my Silhouette Cameo. How I love those Scenic Route leaves, and how sad I'll be when I use up the last of them. That was one of my favorite paper companies.


The photograph on the bottom was super dark. As I lightened it, it lost a lot of the color, so I decided I'd change that one to black and white.

This sweet little fabric birdhouse button  is by Colorbok. The butterflies were punched out of an old SEI paper.


Go check out what the awesome Scrap Africa team made, and I hope you'll play along. This was a fun, versatile sketch. They have a great giveaway up for grabs too!


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9 comments:

Tracey said...

Congrats on your guest designing spot Debbi!! Love your take on the sketch!! Gorgeous page!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

WOwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!!!! LOVING the leaves and the colors!!!

Helen Wallace said...

Congrats on you Guest spot Debbi. I love your take on the sketch and the theme of the page. It's always special when a little one reconnects a Grand parents to their youth. Love the quote too :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Thanks so much Debbi for Guest designing for us! I really am so thrilled! Thanks for creating this beautiful page...really love the colouring and those precious photo's! Beautiful, beautiful work! ;-)

Lizzy Hill said...

Well done with the Guesting - great take on the sketch...I keep wanting to play along, but get sidelined!!! This one almost had me in tears...those sentiments & that pic down bottom L....the butterflies work perfectly & these colours...yum!!!!

Marelize said...

Congrats on the GDT spot Debbi. It's great to have you with us at Scrap Africa. I just adore your beautiful page. :)

Catarina M Monguilhott said...

Olá Debbi, gostei muito de conhecer teu blog, teus trabalhos são criativos e maravilhosos.
Abraço

Christy said...

I looove the fabric button and really love how you did the journaling. :) :) :)

Patricia said...

It was such an honour to have you as our GD Debbi!!! And what an awesome job you did on our sketch! Thank you so much for playing along with our Scrap Africa challenge...

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