Monday 4 January 2016

The Memory Nest - Make It Monday Challenge #51

Today sees the start of a new year of scrapbook challenges over at The Memory Nest. I'm lucky to be staying as part of the DT and always love their sketches. There are also some very talented new DT members and you'll be wanting to check them out, you're bound to be inspired.

Here's the first sketch for 2016:

And as I always do I've made a page to introduce my yearly album with some thoughts about how I'm going to approach the year ahead. I've also included the word that I will be focussing on for 2016 - FEARLESS.

I really love the cloud element of this sketch and puzzled for a while about how to include it. Then I decided to hand draw it - FEARLESS you see! In fact I went on and added two smaller accent clouds top left and bottom right to draw the eye down and across the page.

There are quite a lot of paint splatters following the ame diagonal line, but they don't show up in the photos that well. 

I also put a set of three star stickers to highlight the important bits at the bottom of the page and a smaller gem set at the top of the page to lead the eye down to the photo.

Papers: Webster's, Happy; AC, Rise & Shine; Bo Bunny, A Gift of Love
Stamp: SU, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: SU, pink pirouette, soft sky
Die: Xcut, spiro circles
Alpha: AC, dear lizzy woodland
Embellishments: MAMBI, star stickers; MeiFlower, gems

Thanks so much for dropping by today, hope you're ready to start your new scrapbooking year and will give this Memory Nest sketch a go.

And keep crafting! 

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  1. This is an awesome annual idea! Your layout is lovely! Pretty colors and photo. Happy New Year to you!

  2. A beautiful page Jane. What a wonderful idea to scrap your plans for the coming year.

  3. Jane...I just love your whole page!

  4. Lovely layout - I like the way you are looking into the year ahead.


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