Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kreatorville Krafts May Sketch Challenge

Starting this month, Keandra will be hosting a monthly sketch challenge over at Kreatorville Krafts, and she picked a beauty to start with:
This sketch was provided to us by Tiffany Sanders, and if you're a fan of sketches, I'd suggest you go and take a look at her blog, lots of sketches and LO's to go with them to be found there!

Those of you who know me, know I have a hard time using sketches. In the two years I've been scrapping, this was only my second attempt at using a sketch, and I suppose that's the reason I stuck so close to the sketch. I was surprised though how easy it was this time to work from this sketch, especially since there were flowers involved ... I'm so not a flower person LOL. However, my LO based on this sketch was started and finished in one day, something very rare for me!!! Here's what I made of it:

Though I did stay close to the sketch, I do feel I was able to make it my own by using my beloved paints. If you'd like to see what the other KK DT members made of it, just click here. It's striking isn't it, how we all used the same sketch and still stayed true to our own style?

For this LO I used the Kreatorville Krafts May Kit, which hasn't been revealed yet, so I guess you could say you're getting a sneak peek early this time :-)) Keandra included some lovely flowered patterned paper, perfect for cutting, but my favorite has to be the paper with the handbags, I just think they are so adorable!! And that Buzz and Bloom "catwalk lady" is just fabulous, I fell in love with her the moment I saw her.

This LO features my youngest daughter Christina. We had a little fotoshoot a few weeks ago, since I needed pictures of her in her communion clothes to put on the cards I'll be making. Most of the pics turned out fine, but I tell you, that girl truly believes she's a model LOL, she strikes one pose after the other, barely giving me time to focus. The facial expressions that go with the poses are ... hilarious at times! I'm told she got this "attitude" from me, so I won't say too much about it LOL. I guess the pics speek for themselves ... The journaling reads pretty much the same as what I said in this paragraph, so need to translate this time.

I hope me and my fellow KK DT members were able to convince you to give the sketch a try. Upload your take on the sketch to our Kreatorville / Aptly Titled Flickr Group to be in the running to win this:

You have until the end of the month ... oooh I can't wait to see your take on the sketch. I hope some of you will participate, it would be so much fun to see some of my friends joining us!

After all this spring cleaning the last few weeks, I was eager to back to scrapping, so I didn't just finish one LO yesterday, I finished two!!! Yes, pretty proud of myself here, can you tell LOL. Not bad for the world's slowest scrapper huh! The other LO I made was entirely created with Kreatorville Krafts April Kit supplies.

I guess again the pictures say it all, don't they?? The kids wanted me to paint their faces, no problem there ... until one of them, not sure who (did he/she take a beating for it haha???) decided it would be fun to paint mom and dad's faces ... Ah well, they were happy AND quiet for a few moments, so it was totally worth it LOL.

I'm into multiple pics pages lately ... I seem to go through phazes ... you know, at times I feel a LO isn't finished without stitching, then it's painting, ... and now it's multiple pics ... strange. I'm totally loving this LO. I like everything about it, the papers, the colours, the pics ... The banners were made out of flower petals (told you I'm not a flower person!!!), which goes to show that with a little imagination, you can use anything to your own liking. The Buzz and Bloom chipboard letters are one of the prettiest ones I've ever used ... when painted on, they actually look like would, not like chipboard at all... looks awesome!!!

I'll leave you with one more thing you might be interested in ... Keandra is giving her followers a chance to win this :

You know how much I love paints, so this is a prize to my liking!!!!!! All you have to do to be in the running for this prize, is follow the Kreatorville Krafts blog. Easy right!! There is a catch though ... the count has to reach 100 to be given out. If you're already a follower, you're automatically included to be eligible for the prize, if not ... head on over there and start following! Again, the count has to reach 100, so spread the word!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday ladies ... it's raining again here in Belgium, it's a dark dark dark day here, perfect for creating!!! Too bad I still have some ceilings to wash :-(((( Ah, but I'll look at it from the bright side ... at least I was caught up with my ironing for a fraction of a second hahahahaha.

Love xxx Peggy


  1. Peggy, ik ben helemaal verliefd op je DIVA layout!!!! Wat een geweldige kleuren weer, en ik hou zo van de manier waarop je je verf gebruikt!!!! En die foto's van je dochter, helemaal super!! Perfecte layout!!!
    Als het goed is, komt de postbode vandaag mijn April kit brengen! Verheug me er zo op, helemaal als ik kijk naar jouw layouts! De kleuren zijn helemaal mijn ding, heerlijk vrolijk en fel!!

    Mocht je nog niet genezen zijn van je schoonmaakvirus.....ik zal je mijn adres geven!! Ik ben absoluut geen poetser, heb er echt een hekel aan maar goed, soms MOET het gewoon gebeuren! Daarentegen ligt er bij mij he-le-maal géén strijkgoed, lol.

    Fijne week!!


  2. Wat een leuke LO`s heb je gemaakt, ik moet ook lachen om de poses van je dochter voor haar communie foto`s en ook om de foto`s van je andere LO :) Wat zien jullie er daar grappig op uit....zolang de kids maar lol hebben hè!

    Groetjes viv

  3. love the details in your layouts.
    love the paint
    love the chipboard
    love what you've done with the hearts and your fabulous banner work
    love the multiple photos
    Uuummmmm, just love it all really! :)

  4. Oh Peggy....these are just Stunning! I adore our Miss Diva Miss Christina!!! I love those photos of her and you did a Super Job with it!!!

    Now the Happy LO is AWESOME!!! I love the use of all the pictures and the colors are Fabby!!!! I want to come be part of your family!!!

    Wishing you a great week sweet friend!!! :-)

  5. oooh, die dive lo is echt geweldig!!! je dochter weet wel hoe ze moet poseren:):D:) en je 2e lo is ook helemaal leuk....lachen die foto's:D en super leuk de slingers!!!
    jij ook een hele fijne week!!!

  6. Hi Peggy, I just love your layout on your daughter, she looks like she is totally vogueing it made me think of the Madonna song "strike a pose"! Love her expressions and love the layout!! I've always been a multi pic layout fan myself so I'm also loving your happy layout. It makes me happy just looking at it!!

  7. Your really did rock this sketch - you would never know that you are not seasoned at sketches - you did such a fantastic job. The layout of your clown family is fantastic too - lol!!!!! So cute! You gotta love family fun!!!!

  8. Quite simply, you freakin' rock, dude.


  9. hi Peggy!

    Did I see a lovely comment from you on one of my challenge blog entrants at 'From Screen 2 Scrap'.........I can tell from reading your blog that 'someone' has been very busy and very creative. lol

    Beautiful stunning work as always, nice to see you popped in!

    cheers and take care

  10. Hi Peggy! I love those LO's!!! Glad you were forced to do the sketch, too! LOL!!! (insert evil laughter here...since I am a sketchaholic!!!) You did fabulously as ALWAYS!!!!!! I really love your daughter's expressions as well!!!

  11. these are so so awesome. i just love how you work color.

  12. Hi Sweet Lady! My how I've missed your creative genius! I so love your LO's!!! Sketch lover or not, you totally ROCKED it!!! And your darling little model is gorgeous! A model she should be!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm off to spend the weekend scrapping with a friend. Sure hope my mojo decides to take the trip with me. I think I hit a creative wall when I finished my last DT term. Had a wonderful time but was always "under the gun" to create. I'm finding it hard to do it just for the fun of it. Weird, huh? lol!

    Miss chatting with you! Hoping life is slowing down enough for me to be a better blog friend and visit more often. Until next time...xoxo! -L

  13. Love the painted title alphas.