Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Australia Day - My Creative Sketches

Another scrap page which features myself but this time also the much cuter daughter of mine Chloe. The photo is a selfie taken on Australia day this year. I'm a proud Aussie so had to scrap it!

If you haven't noticed before one of my favourite scrappy companies is Bella Blvd and so last year I brought one of their warehouse boxes which was full of awesome goodies!!! But I couldn't deny that I was a little (very little) bit disappointed when the largest proportion was American related. Nothing against America but I wondered if I would ever be able to use it (I don't even have a passport let alone travel plans). Then it drawn on me, although our countrys supportive colours are green and gold our flag is also red blue and white. 

The layout design was inspired by the April Sketch at My Creative Sketches. I love this sketch bog not only do they have AWESOME sketches and AWESOME prizes but they finish mid-month which that is perfect for a scrapper like me that doesn't get as much time to scrap as they'd like and tends to fiddle with the page for AGES before it sees any glue!

The pattern paper is from the Bella Blvd 'All American' range, which complimented the Australia flag clothing we are both wearing. While the 'love this place' card is from the recent 'Family Forever' collection, I was super excited to use it on this page because I DO love this country and anywhere with my kiddies!

Along with the Bella Blvd goodies I have used a number of chipboard pieces. The strip of stars has simply been painted also the title (but about 50 million times because I kept changing my mind which colour I wanted it, I think it has double in height). I began with the banner by painting the 'string' edge in grey then I stuck down a very old Ruby Rock-it pattern paper of Aussie flags and trimmed it to size.

And you can't have something Australia without an "Aussie" "OI!" which I has been stamped. By then end of the day I nearly had Chloe shouting this with me, we will perfect it ready for next year!
Thanks for dropping by.
XoXoX Nicole


  1. Awesome page Nic. You have used the American stuff beautifully. You wouldn't even know that it was not meant for Australia. Nothing better than being an Aussie. So proud you're ensuring Chloe knows how privileged we are to live in this wonderful place. XXX

  2. Love all the details.Sweet photo!!Thank you for playing at My Creative Sketches.

  3. Love how you made your banner. You did an excellent job making it your own. Great photo too. Thanks for joining us at My Creative Sketches!

  4. Love your layout!!! Thanks for playing along with us at My Creative Sketch Blog!!

  5. Oh my goodness that photo is priceless and you scrapped it so perfect! Just beautiful!