Monday, 29 August 2016

Now for something completely different....

Today I've made a layout so far removed from usual creative style I keep looking at it wondering if I actually made it ! I had a photo I really loved from a recent birthday trip to our local seaside town where we spent some time on the pier playing the 'penny machines' something which I hadn't done for a long long time but which brought back lots of memories from my early teenage years as it hadn't really changed that much. 
I knew it would need something different from my usual inky, messy way and I'd seen this inspiration pic over at Pixels and Papers and loved the colours and sprinkles.
AUGUST inspiration
Then at my monthly crop this weekend a friend reminded me of some Pinterest pics I'd seen of layouts using Nuvo Crystals to create lots of enamel dots - and I thought it would work for this photo. I was also inspired by the August week 1 sketch over at Let's get sketchy

I used my Heidi Swapp sunshine stencil and created sections of enamel dots, patterned paper (Shimelle's True Stories) and stamping. I added some Stickles in with the enamel dots for extra bling. 
Then I layered up the photo mostly using paper from Shimelles True Stories range. I added glossy accents to the letters and light bulb for a bit of shine. I think I shall be returning to my ink and messiness but I've enjoyed trying something different for a change.

I'm also linking up to Shimelle's challenge which this week is to use lots of layers.

Thanks for stopping by...Happy Crafting...Esther xx


  1. Love the rays of embellishments and paper. thanks for playing along with us at Pixels and Paper this month

  2. I absolutely LOVE the way you made the bursts!!!-so creative-wonderful page! Thanks for joining in at LGS!

  3. I love the starburst sprinkles - so creative!

  4. This is such a fun page and the colours and embellishments you have used enhance the photo perfectly and just add to the retro feel. Thank you for playing along at Pixels and Paper. Cheers, Di

  5. Beautiful page !! All the best from LGS~

  6. Your page is just stunning and I love how you have done the background, very original and I like that. Your title is perfect. Thanks for joining in at Let's Get Sketchy.

  7. Love your take on the sketch! Very creative! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  8. Wonderful page. Thank you for playing along at Pixels and Paper during August.


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