Let's get physical...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Okay that is a completely different Olivia and if you are younger than 40 you probably have no idea who I am talking about! But for us oldies, Olivia Newton John was 'the bomb' in her white leg-warmers and leotard singing "Let's Get Physical"... ahhh the memories!
Anyhow, I'm here to show you 'Olivia' by Bo Bunny and my November sketch sample as guest DT for Handmade by Suzanne.
Suzanne asked me to have a play with the delightful Olivia collection which is really rich in romantic colours and quite feminine in its approach. However, I have really been trying to broaden my scrapping répéteur so I came up with a plan... I picked out all the patterns and colours that I would normally choose and I flipped each of them over to reveal a completely different colour pallete! Oh my goodness did I feel like a fish out of water, I pondered and re-arranged and eventually started to see a way forward! Here is the result...
I still used lots of pale flower combinations in layers to create a bit of dimension and I added a hint of glossy accents to the centres. I even went a little crazy with my retro flower punch and covered the layout in a soft fall of tiny flowers to which I added pearl centres.
How gorgeous is this Prima butterfly which arrived neatly packaged with three other colourful friends, I'm saving those for my next projects :)
I decided to use a white gel pen to doodle around some of the Bo Bunny chipboard shapes to liven the darker colour scheme, can't help myself!
A little bit more 'glossy accents' on the Pink Paislee foam letters to give a Lovely sheen and there you have it... my sketch layout sample!
Now, if you would like to enter this month's sketch challenge you will find all the details HERE - and the prize is a $20 gift voucher to spend in the Handmade by Suzanne on-line store. And as an added bonus, Marg from Marg's Bits and Pieces has kindly offered to donate a gorgeous selection of her handmade embellishments to a second lucky entrant. Hope to see your creations in the gallery! Good luck!
From farm to you...


  1. OH my this is just gorgeous , all that layering and dimension, I am yet to attempt the sketch , you have inspired me!!!!

  2. Beautiful! Love your LO and what a great idea to just use the back sides.

  3. Younger then 40, well just about 39 & loved her, especially Xanadu (sp?) the roller skating movie...named my daughter after her character - Kira
    Love the lo with all its pretty detail

  4. Love this layout!! I was just wondering what size flower punch do you use? I have seen it on a few of your past layouts and I definitely need to add it to my Christmas list!

  5. I just LOVE all the layering Melinda...Such a great layout and a wonderful sketch to work with....luv marg x

  6. Wow!! This is a gorgeous LO!! Love allthe flowers

  7. wow, oh wow what a beautiful page...

  8. Love the layout. Great idea to turn your papers to the non-favorite side and scrap those!

  9. Oh this is just gorgeous Melinda! Love all the layering and the doodling is a nice touch. :)

  10. I adore this layout Melinda. I think you can scrap with any papers and it will look awesome. Love your sketch too. :)

  11. The glossy accent makes such a difference! Just bought my very first glossy accents - so I will give it a try this weekend. THank you for the inspiration

  12. I'm still awestruck by your kids.. they are such mini-versions ofyou both.. lol..

    Well done - your work is really amazing..
    Does this mean I'm getting a special xmas card this year? (hint) haha