Let’s Get Sketchy – Monday Reveal

It’s the first Monday in January so that can only mean one thing … there’s a new sketch up at Let’s Get Sketchy! It’s Team A’s turn (my team) so here is my interpretation of this sketch.

Since my laptop is still at Future Shop waiting for me to sort out what to do about it, I’ve been rediscovering the older photos on Greg’s computer. These are from July 2008 – look how tiny Marley and Paige are! This was the first year we started volunteering with the Tour de Delta – a weekend long road race series here in Delta. We hosted a couple of riders from Quebec, one of whom stayed after the Delta races were done. There are 3 different road race series in the Lower mainland in July and since he was racing the following weekend (in Whiterock I think) and was such a lovely house guest, we said it was okay for him to keep staying with us. The girls absolutely loved him – especially Paige! She attached herself to him like we’d never seen her do before. She was completed devastated when he left. Kept asking after him for weeks! Ah, young love! LOL!
Here are your close ups.

I am totally trying to stash bust so figured multiple photo mats and journaling tags were needed here! The bicycle paper may be a bit “themey” but this option was better than the pink Studio Calico paper I also found in my stash!

This sketch gave me tons of room to journal so I tried to tell as much of the story as I could. My pen started running out towards the end too! May be time for a new one – they were originally purchased for an Interior Design class so they’re a good 5-6 years old now!

I decided to notch the end of the bike paper to add some interest. It was looking a bit boring until I did this! Oh, and isn’t that little bike sticker so cute! A REALLY old Studio Calico (I think) one!
Next are a couple shots showing all the layers and how some things are popped up with foam adhesive. 

Well, thanks for stopping by today. In case you’re interested (and you’re probably not but it’s my blog so I get to say what I want – BWAHAHAHA!!) I am now down one more piece of card stock and one piece of patterned paper. 🙂 Oh, and I used 3 pieces from my scrap drawer and 6 things from my journaling tags bin. Ah, it feels so good!! 🙂
Happy Monday all!

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5 Responses to Let’s Get Sketchy – Monday Reveal

  1. Debbie P says:

    Good for you Alison! Love your layout! What a cute story! Love your layers.

  2. Carla says:

    Great layout Alison – love the layering & the paint!

  3. Lynn says:

    Love your project, but what steals my heart are the photos and the story behind them. What a beautiful memory! Don’t you love going through those old photos?

  4. Stephanie U says:

    Love how you rotated this and made it so masculine! I always struggle with “male” layouts, and you totally rocked this one!

  5. Roxy says:

    Love this layout, Alison! (Do I say that too much?) The layers are wonderful, and of course I love to hear how you’re using up your stash! I saw this thing with Shimelle, how she just dumps her scraps in a basket, and then for every project she goes to her scrap basket first. I think I’m going to try that because I have tons of scraps I’d love to work through. Cute story, too! It’s funny how kids get attached to people, you never expect that there’ll be an impact from someone they barely know, but they certainly love with their whole hearts! At least, that’s how it is with my kids. Brenna talks non-stop about Pat (she calls her “Pap”) from Strong Start and wants to see her on the weekends and at night…Too funny!

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