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Monday, 26 August 2013

Millstream - Sketchbook 365 September Challenge

Hi Everyone

Hope you are having a great start to the week and that your Monday has been a good one.

I have made a page for the sketchbook 365 September challenge.

So here's my take on it.

I did some gesso and crackle on the background and love the rustic feel that it added to this page.

I did the same crackle technique on my lettering.

It took quite a bit of time cutting all the little bits, but think the effect was worth it in the end.

I really wanted to scrap this beautiful photo and is one of the stunning cottages that overlooks one of the trout dams at Millstream in Dullstroom.  We went fly-fishing there in the beginning of July! This was taken in winter time, so I can just imagine how beautiful it must be in the summertime. Peaceful, serene and beautiful is what Millstream is all about.

Supplies used:
Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic papers and die-cuts
Celebr8 fence chipboard
Various cutting dies
W&M chipboard alpha's

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope to see you soon!
Denise x


  1. Wow Dear, what a fantastic page!
    Love it!

  2. I love all the techniques you used on your project and the photo is just breaktaking.

  3. Beautiful page Denise...the photo looks serene and I love the foliage you've surrounded it with. The barbed wire looks particularly effective...:)

  4. Thank you Denise for your comment on my blog about Scrap Africa challenge.
    I love your layout and specially the photo, it's a so beautiful farm house!!!
    Have a nice afternoon!!!

  5. I Love you work always.
    Tks so much for visiting my blog all time, is a pleasure to receive your coments.


  6. This layout caught my eye yesterday on FB just as I was going for my pamper day... It is beautiful... I love Dullstroom and this is just the feel of it. Beautiful photo and the background is gorgeous... love the brown with the gesso on top... what did you use for the crackle... I have just bought the TH crackle but it is shiny... and I am not so sure I like that but anyway. All the fussy cutting is so worth it. This is gorgeous.

  7. Oh my goodness, this is jaw-dropping ... BEAUTIFUL ... love, love, love ... totally awesome, and how you did the photo. Everything is stunning!

  8. WOW all that fussy cutting out was worth it, what a fabulous take on my sketch. The photo is just stunning too. Thank you so much for taking part:)

  9. this LO has such nice feel to it! love how you continued with the nature theme from your photo onto your page! it is so well combined!

  10. Denise you really managec to put your beautiful photo centre stage on this layout. Cutting it in 3 is such an awesome idea....and I love the chippies you used.