Friday, March 22, 2013

Getting Sketchy!

It's been awhile since I posted any sketches, but I've had some time lately to get some personal scrapbooking done and have used a few sketches to get the creative juices going :-)  First one is last week's sketch over at Let's Scrap and I finished up some beach photos from summer of 2011.
Here is the sketch:

and here is my take on it using Simple Stories "100 Days of Summer" paper, Close To My Heart cardstock and brads, Teresa Collins Dots, and some Glitz Design washi tape (loving the washi tape!!):

I don't know how "fun" my title is, but it is certainly larger than I normally do, and I mixed it up with pre-printed title card, word stickers and letter stickers with some outlining.  I'm not overly happy with it, but moving on non the less :-)

This photo went sideways, but since I only really wanted to highlight the flowers and circles, I didn't take the time to correct it!  I used punces for all the circles and the black flower outlines, but fussy cut the coloured flowers from a sheet of patterned paper.  Was initially going to do all flowers but after cutting out a couple I quickly switched my plan to circles!!

This was a fun layout to do this past week too, since Edmonton has gotten snow, snow and more snow!  I dreamed of summer!

This next sketch I found on Pinterest (wow!  that's an addiction and a half!  love it!), and it's is from PageMaps.  I loved the look of the strips of paper - and immediately saw it as an opportunity to use my washi tape! However, this is definately a step out of my comfort zone, being that it a single page layout for one, but also just two smaller photos.  Thankfully my cousin's school pics offered perfect inspiration to try this sketch :-)

Quite happy with the finished product, and even more fun than the washi tape strips - gettin' messy with ink splatters!

Last sketch is the free download from Scrapbook Generations.  LOVE LOVE LOVE Scrapbook Generations, their sketches are amazing and I love their style of scrapbooking - simple, classic, yet trendy and the focus is on the photos.  If you have not checked out their site you, I encourage you to do so by clicking HERE.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I recently bought the new American Crafts, Dear Lizzy "Lucky Charm" paper and chipboard bits and when I saw the word "Lovely" I immediately thought of these photos of my DD.

When the layout was done I noticed that the top left corner of the layout, where it said "name" looked a bit too bare, so what a better way to fill it up then getting the star of the layout to sign her own name :-)  Isn't she lovely?!!

Well that is it for today!  Got a little bit of time on my hands right now so gonna get some more scrappin' done!
Thanks for stopping by my scrap happy place - if you have a moment to comment I'd love to know you were here :-)

Happy Scrappin'!


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