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Monday, 4 June 2012

My First Smash Book Pages

I saw a while back the lovely Krista of Saturated Canary doing Smash Book pages and thought I'd like to have a go at that.  I managed to get a suitable book and whilst my husband and boys were away for two days I decided to do the first two pages in my Smash Book.
I used my Pan Pastels and some chalks to colour the sand and sky.  I tore a piece of paper to add some curves in the sand.  I then used a Stamp and Create Wags 'n Whiskers image called "Water Babe" and a Saturated Canary imaged called "Beach Baby" and coloured then both with Promarkers and the Beach Baby also had the same Pan Pastel and chalk background.  The photographs were taken in April 2012 when we went to Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire here in the UK.  You'd never have guessed from the photos it was that time of the year.  The shells and starfish which took me quite a while to cut out were from Joanna Sheen's Faye Whittaker CD.  Some I left the colour they were but some I coloured with my Tim Holtz Tattered Rose and Antique Linen Distress Ink Markers.  I have used Crafty Ann's Ticket Digi Image to do my journalling.  I know from scrapbook pages that this is important and more important to do in your own handwriting but who is like me and hates their own handwriting?  The pages have been finished off with various stickers which I have had between 1-3 years, un-used and un-loved.

I am entering these pages into the following challenges:

Oldie but a Goodie - Anything goes (my stickers I have had between 1-3 years)
Paper Pretties Wednesday - Use summer as your inspiration
Inky Impressions - Summer fun
Divas by Design - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Use a digi only
Simon Says - Anything goes
Pixie Dust - Summer
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Secret Crafter - Anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
The Pink Elephant - Vibrant colours
Whoopsi Daisy - Summer colours
Fashionista Challenge - Simply summer


Carol said...

Gorgeous pages Kym, you've done a fab job. I've not started the book I bought in March! Carol x

Alyce said...

Such a great layout Kim! I love the pictures and all of those lovely details :)

Tina said...

lovely pages, cute images to thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Shelby said...

These turned out beautifully!! Well done


downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous piece, thank you so much for joining us this week for our Anything Goes Challenge a the Secret Crafter
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine said...

These pages look fab! Great images. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers
Lorraine x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super pages, I've recently got my first Smash journal too, love it! Zo xx

Hazel said...

Lovely book, Kym, a lot of hard work. Hazel x

cotnob said...

Great pages Kym, it's so nice to record your memories, fab seaside scene you have created.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Helen said...

Fab pages - you've made a great start on your smash book!
Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful project -Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight for our anything goes challenge

Karen said...

Lovely LO, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


May said...

Fabulous creation.. thanks for sharing with us at whoopsi daisy.. May x x x

Marcea said...

What a fabulous creation and wonderful colours. Thankyou so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week

Susie said...

Wow! Great pages Fun stuff! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Susie said...

Wow! Great pages Fun stuff! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Rina said...

Great Project! I love altering things too.
Thanks for joining in this challenge at Fashionista!

Rina Fashionista

Fabiola said...

que c'est chou! ça me rapelle mes albums d'ado...biz

Helene Ericsson said...

what a lovely project! Thank you so much for joining our seaside challenge at Allsorts and good luck!

Karen C said...

What a fun project! Thanks for playing in our 'Summer Colors' challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy this week! Good luck in the draw!
Karen C (Daisy Diva)

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great pages and love the effect of the sand with the ripped paper

Thanks for plying beside the seaside this week at Allsorts...

Emma xxx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is amazing Kym, love this layout - wish I could get motivated to scrap again. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this time:)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute!! Love the fun layout!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!