Thursday 30 August 2007

SW - Inspired By

This week ScrapWest is taking a step out of the box and back into the blog!

The challenge this week, set by Eva, is to share on your blog something that inspires you. And its not just for the usual Westies - we want everyone to play ;-) So go on, share something that inspires you and leave a link to your blog over on ScrapWest

My inspiration came in the form of this amazing sketch by SusieQScrapbook (Susie Costanza) who tells me she is keeping some really BIG secrets which she can't wait to share - so keep an eye on her blog over the coming weeks.

I was really thrilled with this LO as not only is Susie's design so fab, but I love how this LO captured and celebrated a very ordinary day that was special to me.



The journaling reads as follows:

How can ordinary onions make you feel so good?
It’s been a rotten summer with bad weather and lots of stress. Yet a Saturday afternoon at Lismore Castle and it all seemed to fade away. There is the most beautiful working garden on the grounds, and I just fell in love with the piles of onions drying and the smell of the moist dirt.
Sometimes the ordinary can make a day extraordinary!

To help carry on the inspiration I'm giving away the kit I used to make this layout and a few extra embellishments to boot! The kit includes 4 sheets of K&Co double sided paper, 2 sheets cardstock, assorted co-ordinating primas, ribbons and buttons.

To be in with a chance to win this little bit of inspiration in a 12x12 polly bag just leave a comment on this post and check back next Friday 7th September, when I will announce the winner.

And don't forget to check out ScrapWest for more inspiration, and maybe even more blog candy ;-)


31 comments:

Kate said...

Cool Auds love the LO and the sketch is FAB, Must check out her blog, I think I'm getting addicted to peoples blogs.LOL

eva birdthistle said...

Wowzer Audrey, love the LO, what a unique photo, its amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Ijsbeer said...

Love the LO. Nice photo!

We had a lousy summer here too but somehow my fathers rosebush survived the rain and it is beautiful! Amazing:)

Its the little things that make the days great:)

Jackie C said...

I love this sketch Audrey! The finished LO is gorgeous, great photo too!

Evonne said...

What a fab LO Auds, your work as always is just amazing!

Jackie said...

Love the sketch and your interpretation of it Audrey. Well done

HandcraftedbyRuthie said...

Gorgeous Audrey. What a lovely sketch and your LO is super.

CoCo said...

Fabby Audrey - great idea to scrap something ordinary....and love the sketch too....thanks!

noelle said...

Gorgeous LO Audrey and I just love the journalling :)

Lainey said...

I love the simplicity of this LO -reminds us to see the value of the little things...

Julie M said...

Great LO, Audrey - I love the earthy colours you have used - very oniony!!

Carrie said...

Great LO Audrey and fab papers. Its amazing what you can do with a piccie of onions.

Tigger's rambling said...

Great sketch Audrey...Love what you did with it. Thanks for sharing :-)

Marcia said...

Hey Audrey this is The Red Aaronness Marcia from The ScrapRoom MB. I have already commented on your onions lo on TSR It is a really fab lo! I very creative topic and a good interpretation of the challenge on TSR. Have a lovely day over there. We are all waiting for the September kit to be unveiled.

joanne wardle said...

lovely LO, and you are right sometimes we should delight in the ordinary.

Susan Costanza (aka:SusieQScrapbook) said...

You girls ROCK!!! I was so excited that Audrey was using one of my sketch's for this! Loved your take on it too! It's so nice to see new faces and some familiar ones here. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

kathj said...

this is a great sketch and a great lo, I love it. Did you manage to scrap a bad photo of you, mine is up on my blog. Shame ha ha

Marian R said...

Beautiful Auds, fantastic colours, makes me want to go gardening again if I could pull myself away from scrapbooking for long enough!!

Greensleeves said...

These are absolutely gorgeous papers, and you made humble onions shine and be an absolutely worthy subject for scrapping. Love your LO! It's fab!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

It's a great LO, and I really love what you did. Thanks for sharing.

CarolineO said...

Fantastic pic Auds, love the LO, super!!!

Craft Factory said...

Audrey, the LO is really nice and such a unusual theme :)

Karva said...

Fantastic LO Audrey, you are so very talented :)

Annamarie said...

What a beautiful layout Audrey and the journalling is fab. Thanks for sharing the sketch, I'll have to give it a go.

Julie said...

Gorgeous LO, Audrey - I'm never going to look at onions in the same way again!

valc said...

Loved your picture...you could almost smell the onions and the earth. It's amazing how a smell can transport you to another time and place.

Donna! said...

Brilliant photo !! and excellent LO - all your work is fantastic - thanks for sharing ;)

Marlou said...

Hi Audrey, just popped in to say hi and many thanks for the kind well wishes you left for me. Lovin your layout!!! lookin forward to gettin back to my blog, take care love Marlou xxx

Jan said...

Hey Audrey, Just to let you know i've scrapped that's sketch and posted it on my blog and on CS.
Thanks for posting it, Jan

Neasa said...

Lovely and unusual l.o. Audrey. The sketch doesn't look too complicated. I might even give it a go if I can find my table...!

Tigger's rambling said...

I have done a LO using your sketch....I'll post it up on my blog later...Thanks Again :-)