April’s Sketch for Practical Scrappers

Today on the Practical Scrappers blog we are sharing layouts based on this sketch by our very own Liz Chidester. Don’t you just love this?!

I have been working my way through Shimelle’s Scrapbook Remix class so have been creating with more patterned paper than normal. What do you think?

Practical Scrappers April Layout Sketch - The Girlz by Alison Day

It’s quite liberating to shop your stash by colour first, not theme or pattern. The floral paper makes sure the mood of the layout stays feminine while the dark blue grid was a nod to the blue colour scheme of the wedding. The light pink pennant is by Teresa Collins and has a fleur-de-lis motif on it but once everything else was in place, they were mostly covered up. Fussy cutting 3 fleur-de-lis out to use as embellishments ensured that they were noticeable on the page. An important element for this page as fleur-de-lis were our sorority symbol.

Here are some detail shots.


The upper embellishment cluster was kept simple. The only thing up here that isn’t paper (and it may be a little hard to see with all the mist splatters) are three little dots of silver Perfect Pearls. They seemed a great way to add a bit of bling without making the layout busier. All this pattern is new to me so scaling back on the embellishments seemed like a good idea.


What is a girl to do if she’s all out of the letter ‘s’? Substitute a ‘z’ of course! Letter stickers are fantastic – and Thickers are among my favourite kind to use – but you tend to be left with odd letters or missing letters. When that happens you have to get a little (more) creative!


The flair badge and the tag were part of a recent blog prize I won from The Paper Bakery. Also the vellum behind the photo. I have been drooling over the awesome vellum I’ve been seeing on line so was super excited that my prize pack included a sheet of this gorgeous Dear Lizzy vellum!!



More Elle’s Studio tags from the prize pack.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you’ve checked out all the other layouts on the Practical Scrappers blog. It is amazing how differently each of us interpreted the same sketch. That’s what’s great about this craft! So many different views and styles!!


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2 Responses to April’s Sketch for Practical Scrappers

  1. Roxy says:

    Hey, lady, this might be the first time I’ve left a comment on this stylish new blog! Love this sketch, definitely pinning this one. And your take is fabulous, as always – great mix of patterns, can totally see the Shimelle vibe going on! Great job on those fleur de lis, they really pop – hey, visual triangle, baby! Uh oh, Friday night vino is kickin’ in, better stop commenting before I sound like a total hobo! Hugs to you, my dear, Rox.

    • daydesigns says:

      LOL Roxy! Thanks for commenting – no drunkenness detected! 🙂 Glad you like my new blog!! Have a great weekend. sounds like it started out on the right foot! {{hugs}}

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