Friday, August 29, 2014

My Retro Boots - Denise van Deventer

Hello Everyone

It's my turn today, to share my take on the August sketch challenge. The sketch was a real goodie and I really did enjoy it, so thanks to Sandra for the inspiration!

I created a rather retro page to go along with my theme, but think you will agree, that it is rather fitting! ;-)

My son was desperate for some soccer boots.  We looked high and low for boots in his size and eventually found these very retro soccer boots in his size.  He absolutely loves them and even though his soccer mates have teased him quite a bit, he has just brushed them off and said "I like my boots"!!!! Such a goofy boy, but I love that he knows his own mind and does not care what others think!

So yes, a retro page, was definitely the order of the day! ;-)

I used the fabulous felt rounds from ChantalVandenberg Etsy Shop and these actually gave me some inspiration for a retro page too.

Along with the felt rounds, the gorgeous swirly chipboard from Creative Embellishments, was the perfect addition to this page. I embossed it with white embossing powder.

All the other papers and accents are bits and pieces from October Afternoon collections.  I really do love their papers and materials.

We would love to see your take on the sketch and you still have a few days left to play! ;-)

Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

First Prize: Lemon Owl - Around The Corner Collection
 (12-12x12 patterned papers, epoxy stickers, die-cut embellishments,
1-12x12 sheet with cards and two sheets with frames. )

Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate

Random Prize: 2 Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)


Lemon Owl

Lemon Owl is an Ukrainian scrapbook and paper crafting brand created in the end of 2012. We put our first collection, Attic Door, on sale right before the New Year – the magical time between old and new, past and future, when dreams can come true. We like to experiment with colour combos and interesting patterns while creating our unique designs. Our style is fresh and bright, sometimes it is eclectic, and sometimes it is clean and elegant.

Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!

Marivic Clifton
Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

byChantalVandenberg Etsy Shop

If you have clicked on one of my creations and smiled then I consider my work a success! My name is Chantal and I live in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. I began scrapbooking 5 years ago and since then I've never looked back. I've always loved art (particularly cartooning) and through scrapbooking, this passion has been dusted off and reignited tenfold! Yay! I would describe my scrapbooking style as fun, funky, colourful and whimsical. I love to inject lots of personality into my work and I really enjoy bringing memories to life through creativity.

I'm very fortunate and blessed to be a 2014 Scrapbooking Memories Master, and to have my work published regularly in scrapbooking magazines in Australia and worldwide. Plus now I'm also having so much fun designing and making my own scrapbooking embellishments - so that you can enjoy crafting and creating with a lovely collection of cute bits and pieces to play with too! If you see something you like, but would like a larger quantity, please feel free to convo me. I'm also always happy to make up custom orders.

Have lots of fun looking around and thank YOU for considering byChantalVandenberg! :)

A special thanks to Creative Embellishments and Chantal Vandenberg for sponsoring our design team this month!

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on ourfacebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!


  1. Denise such a great photo and amazing boots )))) sooo cute! and your work with background wonderful as always )))

  2. Wow this is so awesome!!! Love love your retro page!!!

  3. It is so adorable! Love the orange! Such fun page Denise! Thank you!!


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