Sunday, 12 May 2013

Scrap around the world - may

i found this new website Scrap Around The World through Eila Sandberg
and im really excited.
 the list of dt's on this site are amazing. 
the challenge is a mood board which i have never done one before. 
as soon as i saw it i had the photo and the paper i was going to use. i then pulled it all out and it just didnt work for me. so i had to pack it all away and look at the mood board again. 
pulling inspiration from different things i got another clear picture of what i wanted to do and my page came together so easily. 
the colours inspired me and also the outdoor picture, the rock and the aqua square looked like water to me. it also comes with a sketch which again i took inspiration from but didnt follow exactly. i turned it on its side and the tags i turned into a banner and i curved my title like the circle. 
so here is the moodboard

and here is my page

and some close ups

i chose not to journal on this one as i felt the little quotes and title were a reflection of my journalling and thoughts. im an army wife but more importantly a stay at home mum to the four children in the photo (have a second can see four hats as my baby was alseep in the ergo on my belly)
my husband is away alot and i constantly get asked if im "over it" or if i would ask him to leave the army and do something else. my answer each and every time is no. he has wanted to be in the army since highschool and all i ever wanted to be was a mum. we are very lucky and both have what we have always wanted. i believe i would never have been able to stay at home for the last 7 years if he wasnt in the army. yes it has its down sides but it also has some good sides. 
its hard for the kids and i to be on our own alot but its just as hard for him to miss out on so much too. and besides he is such a fantastic dad and husband he makes up for the time he is away when he is home. 

thanks for looking and any comments you may leave. 
cant wait to see the next mood board. 


  1. Just love what you wrote!!! So beautiful. And your layout is stunning!!! Just love it. You soooo rock banners :)

  2. What a lovely layout! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SATW - great take on the sketch & the challenge :)

  3. Hey Bel. I love your page. I really like how you have interpreted the sketch, love the banner and all the wonderful layers you have created around and under you photo. Thanks for playing along at SATW.

  4. wow this is fabulous!! I just love your take on the sketch and moodboard!! thanks for joining us at SATW!!

  5. Your layout is amazing. Love the background & that banner is just cute! Thanks for playing along at SATW!!

  6. Very beautiful your page! I loved the seams.thanks for joining us at SATW!!

  7. Hi Bel, thanks so much for joining in at SATW. Your page is so lovely, gorgeous banner across the top. :)

  8. Great take on the sketch and very cute page, thank you for joining SATW challenge!

  9. Love how you and auntie Susan have the gift of telling stories and weaving in that very special bond that your families share. This is such a beautiful page Bel! love love love the banner and the colours are just so pretty. So glad our moodboard and sketch inspired you! Thanks a bunch for sharing this with us at SATW!

    1. she is so good at it isnt she. im trying to be as i love reading the story behind the page and i love journalling on a page too as it helps tell the story.
      thanks so much for your gorgeous comment and being so inspiring to both of us.

  10. Great page. Thank you for playing along at Scrap Around The World.

  11. Great take on the sketch!Very beautiful page!!!!thank you for joining us at SATW challenge!

  12. Love the banner!Excellent take on the sketch. Thank you for playing along with Scrap Around the World!

  13. Such a stunning layout! Thank-you for joining us at Scrap Around The World. I love your take on the sketch and mood board, and the background is awesome.

  14. I cant believe I missed this post; I love that you tell stories too as they are the reason for the photo. I also cant believe Eila has left us both such lovely words. That banner is just stunning and you use such unique pieces, love it!!!