Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Scrap Africa: Simplicity

After a number of posts showcasing my own designs, I'm back to doing a sketch challenge.  This is the first sketch challenge at the new Scrap Africa blog.  It looks like a great international papercrafting community, and I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new people there.

Supplies: patterned paper (Bo Bunny), kraft notebook pages (Earthbound), stickers (Bella Blvd), flowers, (Petaloo), pen (Zig), misc. household items (vintage twine, buttons from old clothing, two dried stalks of wheat, emery board for distressing paper).

I flipped the sketch and created the 12x12" layout that you see in the photo above.  It's called "Simplicity," and the journaling reads: "From straw bales to scarecrows, autumn is full of simple pleasures."  You'll find a few detail photos below.

Thanks stopping by to take a look at my layout.  I encourage you to check out the Scrap Africa site as well...you may be interested in entering this sketch challenge, or their themed challenge, which is also running right now.

ETA:  Eek!  Looking at these photos, I just realized that I spelled "autumn" wrong in my journaling.  How embarrassing!  I've fixed the error on the actual layout, but I'm going to leave these photos as they are on my blog.  I don't want to appear to be fiddling with my entry after the challenge deadline has already passed.  :)


Lean said...

Cool work with stunning details and a great title.

Helen Tilbury said...

Oooh I love the simplicity and the rusticness of this one - and love that you played at Scrap Africa too!

Heather Jacob said...

this is fabulous such beautiful rich earthy colors .... rustic and striking .. love it, hugz x

Svetlana Austin said...

wow, this is such a cool LO! I like all the detailed in it - it is all so different!
thank you for joining us on Scrap Africa!

Anonymous said...

Hi Denise! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I love that you included so many textures in your page like the twine and wheat!

Evgenia Petzer said...

Lovely! so cute to see natural materials in your project! Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

Lu - Babalu said...

Beautiful LO! Denise, I admire your style, I think its amazing creativity, I love it!
Even simple designs are wonderful in your hands!
I have also written wrong in my projects, it happens!

Jeaunes said...

Oh my word, this is really a stunning layout! I really love the way you interpreted the sketch! Thank you so much for taking part in our sketch challenge and really looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Lynette said...

Congratulations in winning on Scrap Africa. I love all the natural elements in yourlayout.