Tuesday, August 09, 2011


Retreat layouts on the roll out - achieved 5 layouts and 3 of those being August Challenges, so happy with myself....will share over the next few days.

First up is the Kraft it Up and the challenge for August is a sketch challenge, a gorgeous multi photo sketch from Page Maps

I loved the multi image sketch, and found it fitted these photos when I rotated the sketch to the right. I completed my layout on Kraft with the addition of a Kraft Scraps. I used strips to imitate the old bridge and these also fitted with the textured slashes on the sketch, I inked the edges with Rangers Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo Ink. Another Kraft Scrap got embossed with my Sizzix Big Shot using my newest addition to my stash, the Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Patchwork Folder, which I then swiped with my Rangers Tim Holtz Distress Peeled Paint ink pad. Using the  Sizzix Big Shot I also cut out a Tim Holtz Hanging Sign Die, which I then painted with Rangers Distress Crackle Vintage Photo Paint - I didn't get as good a finish as I do when I use the Rock Candy, so I have swiped an assortment of inks over it to help show up the crackles. Embellishments are an assortment of purchased and handmade items. My Kraft hidden tag with details on the bridge is a Typo Tag stamped with Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards Stamp. Jenni Bowlin chipboard buttons are inked with the vintage photo ink and tied with We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Floss - Bakers Twine Neutral. I have pinch pleated a piece of lime fabric again to create those bridge planks that I loved in my photos.

Here are a few close up detail shots for you.


  1. WOWers Sonia!! this Totally Stunning.... LOVE every little detail!! Sensational.....
    THANKS heaps for playing along @ KIU!!!

  2. Gorgeous page Sonia.. love the train track detail!! Thanks for playing along at KIU :))

  3. This looks fabulous Sonia. I just love the earthy rustic feel to the page and you have used the sketch beautifully for those fab photos.

  4. wow this is amazing.. love the rustic feel to the colors you have used as well as the awesome photos.. love your take on the challenge...

  5. what a fantastic country layout ... well done :)

  6. Beautiful rustic page Sonia love your take ...thanks for playing along at KIU


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