Sunday, July 3, 2011

Creative Scrappers - Sketch 163

A new sketch is up at Creative Scrappers--and it's my first reveal as a member of the design team! Here's the cool sketch we got to work with:

I went pretty literal with the sketch, only I flipped it to accomodate the orientation of my photo. I originally had the squares lined up, but then decided to place them off-kilter, which I thought was perfect for this quirky memory. I used Studio Calico's Lawn Party kit for my page, plus a few odds and ends from my stash.

Here are a few details. I love those fabric Thickers. They add such interesting texture. I printed my text on a journaling spot that had a somewhat slick surface, and I find that sometimes when I do this, the ink smears, so I've learned to sprinkle my printed journaling with clear embossing powder and heat it up. Solves the problem lickety-split!

How cute are those Pebbles flags that came in the kit? I always like to add "random memory no." to my random childhood memories, and the flags were perfect for that. The little circles with animals were punched from an October Afternoon paper. I dug out an old My Mind's Eye transparent frame to add an extra layer to my page. I added the pearls the next day, just before I photographed my layout.

I used my Zutter Distrezz-It-All to rough up the edges and then added rows and rows of stitching to the grid for more texture.

Love, love, love the flower cabochon brads by Pebbles that were in this kit. They're glittery. I need to find some more of these! The butterfly was trimmed from a Studio Calico paper.

Head over to Creative Scrappers to see the beautiful inspiration from the rest of the designers, and I hope you'll play along. Not only are the sketches awesome, but if you share your page on the CS site by July 31, you could win a prize from our sponsor this month, Pretty Little Studio.

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


Murphy's Law said...

ou totally rocked the sketch!!! Love it.

Colleen said...

Love what you did with the sketch and always love how you pull together all the fun little embellies!

Unknown said...

Love that gorgeous sketch and your take on it is STUNNING!!! Love all the off kilter squares...totally inspirational! Have a great week :))xx

Marilyn said...

I love it!!! love the squares with all the stitching...looks Fantastic!
Beautiful work!! Happy July 4!!!
Hugs!! :D

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Debbie, this is such an awesome take on the sketch! I love the large transparent frame, the stitching, the hessian and all your other divine details. What a sweet photo too... :)

E said...

Love what you did with the sketch! The stitching and all the fun little embellies and details. And I like the way you put the squares:) Have a great week!

BabyBokChoy said...

I laughed reading your journaling, you are such a good documenter :) is there such a word? of course not, lol. You'd make a page out of that too!! cute cute layout! I love the whole vintage and retro look!!!!

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