Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A New journey - Sarah Groen

This is a sad occasion for me today - my last post for the Scottie Crafts blog.
I have really enjoyed designing with these Kaisercraft ' Now Boarding' Papers. Although they are a travel themed collection they are versatile enough to be used for many other pages. Here I have used the 'journey' theme to refer to a figurative rather than a literal journey. The last two weeks have been very busy in our family as our youngest little boy turned 5. In NZ turning 5 is a big milestone as a child usuallystarts 'big school' shortly after his 5th birthday. Benji seems too little to be a school boy - look how tiny he looks in his uniform and floppy hat! Nevertheless he is excited about the transition and his big sister Sophie is absolutely thrilled to have a little brother at school with her. 

I used a Ranger mask (also from Scottie) to make the big black ink splats on the background page. I piled up patterned paper, tags, ephemera and stickers to mat my photo, basing the design of the layout on the current sketch at 'Sketchabilities'. 

I really loved this sketch so I adhered fairly closely to the positioning of elements, adding a cluster at the bottom left of my page to hold the journaling and balance out the 'weight' of the page. 

 I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the awesome staff at Scottie Crafts all the very best for the future. These ladies are such a talented bunch and I have gained so much inspiration, encouragement and support from Scottie Crafts over the years that I have had the pleasure of being part of their team. I will so miss popping into the store whilst my girls are at dance, chatting to Wendy, Adrienne or Bev and leaving with far more than the 'white cardstock' I had intended to buy :) 
Very best wishes everyone from all the Groen family!

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