Here's my latest layout for the Sketches with a Twist challenge. This month the twist was to use something green on your layout along with the sketch. Well, since I'm in to green at the moment that wasn't hard, so I used several green patterned papers on a brown cardstock background.
Following the sketch was easy and the layout came together quite quickly. I cut the banner pieces out with the MFT Die-namics mini pennant die, hand stitched the string for the banner, and sewed on a few buttons. The medallion and the little green paper "buttons" were cut out with the Nellie Snellen MFD030 die. the scalloped border was cut out (twice) with the MFT Die-namics wonky scallop border die. The papers are from my stash so I'm not sure what brand they are. The candle sticker is from Elizabeth Craft Designs. It was silver so I coloured it with a gold pen. I added a few gold brads, the journalling, some gold sticker letters which have been sitting in my stash for a very long time, and the layout was done!
The pictures come from the Nara Candle Festival. This event was in its 18th year in 2011. It celebrates the
City relationship between Canberra, and Nara . There
were over 2000 candles as well as lots of Japanese crafts, demonstrations and food.
Last October was the first time that we actually made it to the Festival
despite wanting to go almost each year since we've been in Japan ! It was very interesting and we will
probably go again, hopefully this year. Canberra
I still have another layout to share with you, but I'm not sure if I'll get to post it today or not, so, till next time, happy days.