Sunday, 5 August 2012

Once Upon a Sketch

For the month of August, Flying Unicorn is sponsoring  "Once Upon a Sketch".


They're offering 3 RAK's plus another on the Unicorn site for members that take part.


I loved the sketch and the theme was "Seasons"....






"DH and I aren't great gardeners..well, after over 20 years of footballing boys, a climbing frame, a trampoline, free-range rabbits (they roamed loose in the garden during the day and there were seven of them at one time),a footballing dog and neighbours who installed a hot tub and managed to kill our lavender bush, same neighbours* then added a conservatory and managed to kill our beautiful buddleia tree (and, yes, it is a tree not a bush)...you sort of give up.


The only thing I insist on is having colourful tubs...the photo above is of a tub from the back garden..it has a rampant hot pink petunia and a verbena in it."


That is the journalling which is attached to the back of the LO..I didn't want to disrupt the White Space...it's so rare for me to have any..lol!


The papers are "August Moon" and all the embellishments are from my stash.


Having a break from the Olympics and watching Indy Car but wasn't last night amazing????
So many medals....and more today!!


*said neighbours moved last year.....the new ones have had the whole of the garden dug up..with a digger ...so that they can extend the patio  and have a raised bit at the end.......I give up!!


16 comments:

Lee-Anne said...

Such a pretty layout Sue!

Joanna said...

This is such a beautiful LO, Sue - it SO says SUMMER! I have decided that I simply cannot spend enough time in the garden to do it justice so we've just gone for greenery (including weeds and brambles - I just say I like to encourage wildlife!) and then, like you, colourful pots and tubs.

Trust you to have petunias that are 'rampant and hot'!!!

xxxx
ps thank you for your comment on my blog post. I'm not interested in other LO's that have been entered for this challenge, just YOURS and it's beautiful. That's good enough for me! We really are our own worst enemies, aren't we?! xx

Carmen said...

Oh good grief Sue, I think I'd give up too. Though having said that I think I'd be guilty. We were talking just today about how if we could just have a bigger garden we'd fill it with buildings. A cabin for me as a studio and multiple sheds/workrooms to extend Craig's aviary and business. We both aren't keen gardeners but do like to potter about in some pots ;)

Another gorgeous page from you and I so enjoyed the journalling!

Beebeebabs said...

Very pretty layout tfs!!!

Virginia said...

Fabulous layout, garden neighbours sound a nightmare - but glad you are able to enjoy your patio tubs instead! Hope you are having a good weekend and yes the olympics have been awesome so far haven't they!

Cathy said...

Such a pretty page Sue and a fab take on the sketch!! Thanks for sharing with us at OUAS :)

Tina said...

Such a soft and delicate layout! Beautiful!

Romy said...

It's such a beautiful summer layout. Just love your colours. Thank you so much for playing along at OUAS!

Georgia Heald said...

Such a pretty LO! I envy your green thumb, I just have to look at a plant and it dies! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS =)

Shona said...

oh this turned out just gorgeous !

Eila Sandberg said...

This one's really so pretty, lovely colours full of summer!

Svetlana Austin said...

the colors on this LO are so pretty! your flowers are so beautiful!
thank you for joining us at OUAS!

Erin Blegen said...

What a pretty, summery page- loving all the flowers :D! Thanks so much for playing along with us @ OUAS!

xErin

Kelly Foster said...

Susie, this is absolutely beautiful!! I love that gorgeous photo, and it is so perfectly displayed among all the pretty flowers you used!! So glad you played along with us at OUAS!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Susie! Wonderful photo of the beautiful flower garden! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)

Brises said...

Such a beautiful page, Sue!
Thanks for playing along with OUAS:-)