Friday, September 1, 2017

By the Sea {Stuck?! Sketches September 1 Challenge}

Happy September!  We're back with another awesome challenge at Stuck?! Sketches. Here's the page I created for my friend:

And here's the fabulous sketch Laura made for us, perfect for using up scraps:

Here are some details. I started out by choosing a bunch of papers from my scraps drawers, drawing colors from the photo--the blue of the sea and the lime green in my friend's daughter's swim suit. I cut the fish out of a paper from Echo Park's Under the sea Collection. I punched the waves using a border punch by EK Success. The little speech bubble was cut from a paper by Lawn Fawn. The wood veneer pieces are by Studio Calico. I've had them in my stash forever. I thought they sort of looked like little stones piled up like that.

That "Capture Life" clipped onto the photo is the branding strip from an Echo Park paper, I think. It was sitting on my scrap desk and I thought it would be perfect here. I meant for the enamel dots to be like bubbles. I know they're not quite coming from all the fishes' mouths, but I think they sort of look like I meant for them to look.

The little silver anchor is a brad by Eyelet Outlet. The black letters are Thickers. I tried stamping down below the bottom green strip and I totally messed it up, which is why I've got the white strip at the bottom to cover it up, and I added one at the top so it wouldn't look too much like I messed up!

This was such a fun sketch to play with and a perfect excuse to use up some of those scraps! I hope you'll come play with us. We've got sponsors donating prizes, which always makes playing in challenges more fun!



LisaM said...

Love all your strips of scraps mixed in with the punched borders. Awesome page!

Laura Creates said...

This is such a fun page, love the colours, layering, stitching and fabulous embellishing!

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