Thursday, April 17, 2014


Ireland...really?!   This looks like the orient to me.  lol..but seriously Ireland has a long standing fascination with the Orient so it works for me.  We had visited the homeland several times over the years. And yes I still have family in County Clare.   This last time we went and stayed on the east coast, Dublin area.  Here I am at Powers Court.  If you have ever seen the sequel to "Gone with the Wind" called "Scarlet" this is were they filmed one of the scenes. 

 I wanted this layout to have a 3-D feel to it.  Giving the viewer a sense of walking through these magnificent gardens themselves. 

 Scrap Africa has a distress it with a difference challenge going on right now.  So, I liked one of their ideas to use a grater for distressing the edges of the papers.  This didn't work out so well for me.  I ended up using the thumb nail for a greater effect! 
Thank you for stopping by and seeing what the papers are saying today.


Graphic 45 Pearls of Wisdom, Jasmine Dream, Longevity, Good Fortune.


Graphic 45 Bird Song chipboard and letter stickers
Petaloo Textured layers bloom (Amber)
3 Tails Craft Butterfly side view
Stash items; pop dots and adhesive

Scrap Africa Distress with a twist

Lulupu Vacation/travel/holiday theme

sketchibilities sketch #113


  1. that certainly worked!! absolutely beautiful l.o. x

  2. Incredible layers! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!

  3. Such a beautiful layout and great job with the sketch. I love the photo and I have been there too and didn't know that one of the scenes from the sequel was filmed there. It is really beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa.

  4. What a wonderful page! Everything is so beautiful and in harmony! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketchabilities!

  5. Beautiful garden Layout with all amazing pp layers and embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at Lulupu Challenge # 29

  6. Wow! Love your page Kathleen! I am so liking the oriental feel you have given to the entire layout! Wonderful!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lulupu Challenge#29- Vacation/Travel/ Holiday theme.

  7. Oh, this is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa.

  8. Really stunning page and beautiful fussy cutting and layering! Your photo is magnificent and is sooo beautiful and just draws the eye in! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  9. Wonderful page !!! stunning embllies love it. I love the layers, it's my recent fav thing to do.Thank you so much for playing with us in Scrap Africa challenge blog. Love Marta x

  10. A richly coloured and beautifully designed page. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa :D

  11. how lovely page:)I love colors and harmony :)

  12. Beautiful page, I love the layers!Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa:)

  13. thats pretty amazing ! Love the picture and the whole scene u created around it ! Very nice LO !
    thanks for playing with us at the Lulupu Challenge #29 Vacation/Travel/Holidays LO

  14. A full and busy page...with a lovely picture :-D Thank you for taking part in the Scrap Africa challenge!