Friday, May 15, 2015

Focus Your Craft and Soul Blog Hop

Welcome to Jennifer Grace Creates Blog Hop Event Focus Your Craft and Soul.
It's good to see you.

Jennifer Grace is giving away the following WRK Insta Album Kit - you can enter to win by commenting on all the blogs in the Focus Your Craft & Soul hop! The giveaway closes on Sunday the 24th of May at 10pm BST, and is open internationally.

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Now onto my part of the hop. I have a layout to share with you today... 

I imagine there are many of you who play a sport or have someone in the family who does. 
Whether it's football, tennis, gymnastics ... or Rugby, as in my case. 

The season has ended for the boys now and it's lovely to get our evenings and Sunday's back for a few weeks...before pre-season training commences, that is. I will be taking this extra time to catch up on scraping some of the hundreds of rugby photos I have. Like these ones.


I am told that playing rugby isn't just about running around with a ball... it's all about watching the game play, anticipating the next move, setting up the passes and working as a team to achieve them. It takes a lot of concentration and you have to be focused to avoid, not only injury, but giving away opportunities.

These photos show how no.3 son's focal point was set on that try line and his sheer determination (through gritted teeth gum shield ) pushed him through five boys to get there (he told his brothers it was nine.. i wasn't going to stand in the way of a good story, was I :) !! ) 

I used lots of patterned layers to build up a background, after applying textured paste through a stencil. A little green ink was added to the paste....I didn't mix it to well which has given it an uneven colour overall I kinda like.

How do you like the acrylic shapes that are popping up? Have you used them? I've used a few now and they really do give dimension to your project. I used an acrylic title at the bottom on the page. It was hard to photograph, it reads "the story of today"


 and another quick close up photo.

Thank you so much for stopping by.... to continue the hop head on to Leslie, if you get lost head back to Jennifer Grace Creates

Remember Jennifer has a whole weekend of fabulous blog posts to share with us :) Have a lovely weekend creating. 

39 comments:

  1. I always love seeing your rugby photos and I can see how proud you are of your 3 gorgeous boys..loveing all the texture on the page and fab flair!

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  2. I love the background arrows/chevrons you've done Louise. Very clever idea
    Jo xxx

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  3. Must remember to use texture paste more often, looks great on your page. You always make such lovely pages

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  4. Loving all the texture you've created on this page Louise x

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  5. I love all the layers and textures you used Louise, brave boys playing Rugby!

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  6. Love the background and that flair badge!

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  7. I love reading and seeing ypur boys in rugby action shots!! This is a super page and I love the texture paste with the unmixed green - it gives a lovely effect!! xx

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  8. Gorgeous page...love how you've used the stencil.

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  9. Awesome layout, Louise, love the texture paste and all the layers! I haven't used any acrylic shapes yet, but I'm often late to the party. :)

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  10. Fabulous texture to your layout, I think it's a real art to get the balance right ( I haven't quite mastered it)

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  11. Lovely textured layering! Sports do rather take over :-)

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  12. Really love the texture and layering!! This is fabulous and gives the sport photos prominence!
    This is impressive!

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  13. Great acrylic shapes and lots of dimension to your page.

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  14. REally fun page Louise, full of energy just like the photo - love the perfect wording on the flair button! Haven't seen any acrylic shapes yet ... oh no! just when I thought I really didn't need any more stuff! :o)

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  15. Love the acrylic shapes technique, not something I have come across before.

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  16. The slant of your page and the background work really reinforces the motion of your photos - fab page.

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  17. Beautiful layout I love all the details!

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  18. Love it. I love the textures, and the layers. It compliments the great shots of the game.

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  19. Super page...love all the layering!!

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  20. Love all the dimension you added.

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  21. I love this - my boys all play rugby too!!

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  22. Great layout, love the texture paste. I'm just starting to try it on layouts.

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  23. I am most impressed by your chevrons - I was trying to work out how you did them from the very first photo and was glad of your explanation a little further down. They really focus the eye!

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  24. I really like the textured chevrons and that the colour didn't quite mix in. It adds to the effect I think. So much to look at on this page.

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  25. That's a fab layout Louise. Really zingy colours and I love those chevrons x

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  26. Your layout is so cool. I love those chevrons and I like the color being uneven.

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  27. Looking really good, enjoy your rugby free time whilst you can. xx

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  28. love your layout so bright and cheerful. Rugby is fab, I took my two little boys to the rugby sevens at the commonwealth games last year, loved it!!

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  29. That is a great page, I love the dimension the paste gives x

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  30. Just thought I'd let you know I've actually created a sports page from your inspiration!!!
    (trust me, when you ready my post, you'll understand why this was unusual LOL)
    http://teacupofscrapisms.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/jennifer-graces-focus-blog-event.html

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  31. Love love love the texture on this page. I've done mixed media projects before but never on a LO. Am sooooo inspired. x

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  32. The layout is cool, especially the arrows!

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  33. Fabulous action LO!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  34. I like the textured paste element on the page - great sports page!

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  35. Hopping along....LOVE those chevrons textured onto your bg....they give such movement to your page & that soo suits the 'game played in heaven' - or so I'm informed by my Kiwi hubby!!! And yup! Love the resin:):)

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  36. Wasn't hopping just stopping - I like the textures you've used and what great flair too.

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  37. Great layout! I like the idea mixing paint with the paste to change the colour - never thought of that simple trick before! x

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  38. Fantastic page Louise it's full of action. I love the embossing paste arrows all pointing to the center which helps to create great focus! Thanks so much for joining in the Focus Your Craft & Soul blog hop! x

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