Tuesday, April 2, 2013

C'est Magnifique April Sketch Challenge!

Good morning everybody, and welcome to the month of April! For us, that means the potential of spring weather and MUD! Really, the seasons around here are: Winter, Mud, Bugs, and back to Winter, haha! (But not joking, really!)~ I live 12 miles from town, and the first 7 miles is gravel road- which, at this time of the year when the ground is getting soft, is a horrific muddy mess. Thank goodness for 4-wheel drive!

But anyways, it's exciting to see ourselves inching closer to melting snow and warmer weather :). And to kick off April, we've got a new sketch challenge over at C'est Magnifique Kits! So let's take a look at what I put together this month using the sketch:

"Be You"
 Wyatt is my oldest child, and I often struggle with some of his personality traits. He can be very particular, he is extremely intelligent so he's ALWAYS asking questions, and sometimes I catch myself trying to suppress those traits. I think it's because he is SO much like myself. So I just have to remember to encourage these qualities- for it's his curiosity and persistence which allow him to gain his incredible brainpower!
The masculine blues and blacks available in this kit were just perfect for a page about him. I find that as he gets older, I am drifting away from the more feminine colors that were once okay when he was little :)

Here is this month's sketch, designed by the very talented Michele Singh:

Some closeups too!

From the Flower Add-On:
Green Tara: Damask: Cream
Green Tara: Poppy: Black
Petaloo: Darjeeling: Dahlias: Teastained Blues
Prima: Sugar Plum Roses: Eggplant

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Sunrise/Sunset: Alphabet Stickers
Blue Fern Studios: Floral Clock

We will be offering two prizes, awarded randomly to participants in our Sketch Challenge.  The first prize is this beautiful assortment of paper, embellishments, and chipboard!  The winner of this prize package will also be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store, and have their purchases sent with the prize package, so that means you won't have to pay for shipping charges!
Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store,  will be awarded randomly to one of our participants who obviously uses one of our kits to create their Sketch Challenge layout. 
We will also chose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!  
And you have the entire month of April to submit your layout.
What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1.  You must be a follower of the C'est Magnifique blog.  It's easy to become follower -see the left sidebar.

2.  Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the sketch challenge post HERE.  Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout  (not your general blog address). If you do not have a blog, you may link to an online gallery.

 Deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, April 30 (US time).
We look forward to seeing your layouts!


Sonia said...

Hi my dearest Erin, I hope you passed a beautiful Easter holiday ^_^
Your layout is fabulous^_^
A big hug,

Natali Yarkova said...

Интересная страничка ! Появляются новые цветовые решения - нежные , нежные !!!
Мне очень понравилось!

Zanka said...

Truly beautiful- soft but not too sweet, just perfect!

juscrap said...

Gorgeous!!I really loved it!

Romy said...

Such a wonderful lay-out! You always arrange flowers in such beautiful ways. I love how you used them both underneath and on top of the photos.

morkaren said...

Dejligt LO, du laver de skønneste opstillinger med blomster og pynt. knus morkaren.

Irina Gerschuk said...

Wonderful photo and gorgeous details)))

Laurie said...

love the darker colors in this one, very nice and such cute pics of Wyatt !

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful layout and such a cute photo! :)

Patty O'Malley said...

This is just beautiful! I love the paper and the cream/black/blue flowers.

Linda Eggleton said...

Sooo beautiful!

Lizzyc said...

This is gorgeous! really love those adorable photos, love the colors and that is a wonderful sketch.. love this beautiful layout!!

Bente Fagerberg said...

This is so lovely Erin. Like Zanka said soft but not too sweet. Beautiful design!

Lynette Jacobs said...

So very, very beautiful...you do layers so awesomely.

Eila Sandberg said...

*giggle* mud, bugs or more mud - love it Erin!! :))
I can always spot your pages miles away, they are truly unique and just soooo fabulous my dear!! this one is no exception, brilliant layering and gorgeous clustering!! xoxo