Burning the Midnight Oil

Saturday was the last day of the month which meant I had to have my CT Layouts submitted about four days earlier to the ScrapLounge, but I hadn't finished them.  My craft room at the new house was in disarray and half my stash was still at the old house........talk about total Chaos.

So my Saturday was spent telling people to go away, setting up my craft room, turning up the radio and incorporating some head down bum up action.  I had a minor setback later that day when my computer decided to have a hissy fit and didn't like or want me to connect to the ScrapLounge.  But after a phone call to a computer expert (Shazz's hubby) and stopping to eat a yummy dinner cooked by my DH.  I grabbed a glass of wine, (got in trouble for singing to loud - when the football was on) and finished my final project for the month.  I think I crawled into bed around 11pm.

I felt good about all I had achieved that day and it goes to prove just how much we can accomplish when we set our minds to it.  So without further ado, I will share my layout for this month's Sketch with you.

This is a copy of a professional photo taken of my sister and I.  I think I must have been about 12.  I don't have a great number of photos of my sister and I together so it was important for me to scrap at least one.

This month the theme over at the ScrapLounge is Flowers, very fitting don't you think with Mother's Day just around the corner.  So for this layout I made my flower embellishment from a recycled Coke Can.  I ran it through the Big Shot to firstly cut the shape and then to emboss it.  I than painted it with Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint and Pearlescent Olive Ink to tone in with the rest of my layout.  The papers (Basic Grey Curio) and other bits and pieces such as the Kaiser Pearl Flourish were all kindly donated by this Month's Sponsor Mad About Scrappin'.

You can see the sketch and further details about this challenge and the technique Challenge and what prize is in store for the winners by visiting the ScrapLounge

I am slowly getting back into the swing of things, and have lots to catch up with in the crafting world including getting back into a regular routine.

I hope to be back in the next few days and share with you my other ScrapLounge Projects for May.

Until them Happy Creating.


Marion said...

Just lovely, Danie. Glad you got your craft room set up and ready to go...priorities! Have a great day, Maz xx

Tammy said...

Lovely layout and great picture of you and your sister. I especially like the flower you created with a coke can, nicely done.

Julie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your layout Danielle. Sometimes when we are pushed ( voice of experience!) I think we do our best work.
How cool is your coke can flower.
I am sure you are starting to know where you are.
Thinking of you.

Becky said...

What a beautiful photo of your and your sister.. Beautiful page you created.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a sensational layout for this wonderful picture of you and your sister!! Awesome embellishments!!

Kelly Spivey said...

I just love scrapbook layouts! And yours is wonderful and is all the more special with a pic of you and your sis! LOve it!! great job!