Friday, June 15, 2012

The Truth {Sketchabilities Sketch #73}

Sketch #73 has been revealed at Sketchabilities, and another fabulous sketch we have:

Here's the page I made. That's my nephew Cristian, and his t-shirt speaks the truth. I struggled to find colors to go with the vibrant blue shirt and finally settled on primary colors. The background red polka dot paper is Girl's Paperie. The yellow ledger paper is by We R Memory Keepers. The smaller red polka dot paper is by Jillibean Soup. All the rest of the patterned papers are by My Mind's Eye, from various collections.


Here are some details. The little balloon, clouds, and swirls are cut from different My Mind's Eye papers from the "Love Me Do" collection. I had that stamped journaling spot leftover from a layout where I had decided not to use it, so that came in handy here. I  used a little asterisk from the title letters to add a little extra deimension and mounted the balloon, swirls, and one of the clouds with pop dots. I traced a circle several times with a fine-line pen in the background. It seemed like a good idea at the time. :)


The title letters are really glittery and fun. I added a little bird cut from one of the Love Me Do papers. I was originally going to stitch my papers but decided instead to distress and outline the papers with black pen. The border punch is by Martha Stewart (it's called Double Loops).


I added the black paper at at the last minute to add a some contrast. It's from a Halloween collection. I thought the yellow Doodlebug sugared brad was the perfect color and tied in with the sparkly letters.


Go check out what the rest of the team made. It's always so fun to see all the different takes on the same sketch. I hope you'll play with us. This was a really fun sketch to work with!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!


15 comments:

Lynn Murphy said...

Awesome page and I totally love his tee. Gotta love kids. I love how you did the sketch and the colors are perfect.

Sanna said...

Gorgeous page, Debbi! Love everything about this page!!!!
Hugs, Sanna

Lizzyc said...

HI.. this looks fabulous! I love the feel of whimsy and the title is fabulous!! the colors all work and love the banner and clouds!! I hope you are having a great weekend!

Petra said...

I never realized that a photo like this looks so good with adding primary colours. Again, your pages are such wonderful inspiration! Enjoy summer vacation Debbi!

Elisabeth Bakken said...

So many fun patterns you've used, and still good on the eye! Love your page:)

Karen said...

Layer upon layer of gorgeousness!! Love it Debbi and love his shirt!

Fern said...

Debbi, you did a great job with the colors.... love the MME papers!! Cute layout!!

Yana said...

I absolutely love your layout Debbi! So detailed!

Christie said...

This is a GORGEOUS layout! Love every inch of it!!!

lillesmor said...

You are so good with colors!Love your banner and those supercute clouds.

Audrey Pettit said...

Too, too cute! That T-shirt cracks me up! Awesome layering here and love the combo of papers and patterns. Really love the hot air balloons and clouds. The swirls coming from the balloon are genius!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Love your take on the sketch with this fun layout. I especially love how you mix papers from different manufactures and it always looks amazing!

Kelly Foster said...

Awesome work, Debbi!!! What a fun take on the sketch, so much "going on" but so well put together, just a very eye catching and pleasing layout!!

Carrie said...

Wonderful layout! Love those colors :)

redmom said...

Fabulous page, it is so bright & fun!

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