Sunday, August 19, 2012

Beach Bums {Creative Scrappers Sketch #222}

Creative Scrappers just revealed another awesome sketch this morning:


I made another page for Monica's book. In case you don't know about her story, Monica is my best friend's daughter. Her 23-year-old husband just died last month after a six-year battle with bone cancer. I'm grabbing pictures off of their Facebook pages to make her a book to remember all the precious memories from their too-short life together. 

I can't remember why, but i flipped the sketch horizontally.



I also used a palette from The Color Room (it was the current palette at the time I made it, but I couldn't share at the time). I see my blue's a little off. Hmmm... I promise it was very close to what I had printed out (I always print the palettes on colored paper).



Here are some details: The little frames came from a My Little Shoebox paper. I had just ordered a sheet on clearance at 2Peas, having no idea what I was going to use it for, and it was perfect for this sketch. I just ordered several more sheets because I liked it so much!


That striped paper is really old Chatterbox. Actually, all the patterned papers (except the frame) are really old. The word stickers are by The Girls' Paperie. I've got a piece of white scalloped Doodlebug Paper Frills tucked in there. Remember those? From before there were border punches that could do the trick? That kraft paper is textured. Can't remember who it's by--it's also really old.


There are some more word stickers that I stitched down. The taupe paper is old too--by Dream Street. I added those pearls at the last minute because my page needed a little something else.


I used some old Prima flowers in place of the paint splats on the sketch. I love these old flowers and never seem to be able to use the polka dot ones but they felt perfect here. I added some perfect pearl dots here and there and on a couple of the title letters.


We had a really gorgeous reveal (as always), so you must go check out what the rest of the team made, and I hope you'll play along. This is such a fun sketch!

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



16 comments:

Kelly Foster said...

Hi Debbi, I just saw this at CS and thought I'd stop by and tell you I love it!!! I adore the patterns inside the frames you used...very creative and wonderful for a bit of color..nice job!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

you are so sweet to be making these for her!!!! i loveeeeeeee the design, the colors and so loving the flowers!!! beautiful!!!

Lynn Murphy said...

Its gorgeous and that sketch looks fun. What a beautiiful tribute you're creating.

Rachael Funnell said...

What a Beautiful thing to do!! Creating a book.... This is GORGEOUS!! love all the frames & the color combo you went with!!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

ADORE how you've used the frames. LOVE the stitching & I get such a buzz when peeps use their stash. Weird, I know - but there is gorgeous stuff lolling in all our cupboards...great to see them being used:):):)

Ashley Horton said...

This page is so awesome Debbi!! I love the bright colors against the white background and the shaped frames you used look fabulous behind the photo!!

Lizzyc said...

HI..This looks so lovely, I love the frames, and the colors are soft and pretty.. love the random bling and flowers and pearls.. fabulous clean feel to this!

Lynette said...

Beautiful, beautiful page. I miss those Prima blooms...wish I bought a whole lot more when they were available.

Juliana said...

Great take on the sketch Debbie! I love the colors and how you cut out the label/frame shapes to "frame" your photo!

Heather Jacob said...

hello wonderful gal, this is a stunner Debs .. love it so much x

Pam said...

What a lovely thing to make for your friend's daughter-such a sad, sad story.

Christie Bryant said...

Love this layout! I absolutely LOVE your style. Every time I visit here, I'm inspired!
You're awesome!

Audrey Pettit said...

Really beautiful, Debbi! I absolutely adore how you used those frames! Love the scattered gems and pearls, too. They add such an elegant touch. And as always, great job mixing the really old stash goodies in with the new and making it all look fresh and brand spankin' new!

korvssonsscrap said...

I saw your layout on CS and it's such a great one! Wonderful work you do. Really inspires me. Thank you.

Lynn said...

Love your colour combo and paper/embellies you have used on this layout. I especially love all the frames.

Thanks for your lovley comment on my Cutie layout a while ago. xx

Lynn

Nat said...

wow, it's amazing!

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