Do you ever find yourself so swamped with all the items on your “to do” list that things slip? This week has been a week of letting things slip for me! Starting with not getting a layout ready for Let’s Get Sketchy‘s Monday reveal. It IS Team B’s turn this week so playing along is really a bonus for me but it’s something I told myself I would do as a way to have regular posts on my blog. But … I dropped the ball this week. I also completely forgot to take my girls to their hair cut appointment on Monday. Not sure where my head was that day!!
Without further ado, here is the sketch that we are working with this week.
And my interpretation.
I have a tiny confession to make. I looked at the sketch, saw that I needed two landscape photos (I went with 4×6 to keep things simple) and then totally forgot to look at the sketch again while building my layout. What?!?! I am not advocating this as a way of following along with a sketch challenge by any means! I count it as a lucky coincidence that my layout resembles the sketch at all – albeit mirrored. This is just how my week has gone!
Here are your detail shots.
My title is made up of 3 different components. A word tag, small letter tiles and more traditional letter stickers. Remember that you can have fun with any component on your pages. Don’t get locked into one way of thinking. Like, “My titles must be made up of Thickers!” When you’re using up your stash like I am you quickly realize that you’ve got to get creative with your resources or pretty soon you’ll run the risk of thinking you can’t make another layout because none of your Thicker sets have enough letters in them to spell “Thickers”! Mixing and matching styles, manufacturers and products keeps things feeling fresh and new – no matter how long the product has been sitting on your shelf!
From that same Teresa Collins set as the “family” word tag was a 12×12 sheet of month journaling cards. I cut out the February one to use on this layout. The clocks are also from a Teresa Collins collection pack (for whatever reason I have a TON of Teresa Collins packs – must have bought them on sale or something!) I liked the symbolism of time passing for a child’s birthday layout.
The row of little clocks looked a bit bare so I dug out some mini brads to fill the centres. Now it looks finished and I love the pops of red and hints of shimmer with the gold.
In fact, I loved the gold so much I knew I needed to add it somewhere else – the centre of the large clock embellishment seemed like the perfect spot! Kind of wishing I had some of that Heidi Swapp gold lame colour shine spray too …
Well, that’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by. Are you playing along with Let’s Get Sketchy this week? There’s a $10 GC from The Paper Bakery up for grabs this month. All you need to do is enter 3 out of the 4 challenges by the end of March. Good luck – hope to see you on the blog.
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