Sketchy Thursday layout

Hmmm … I just realized that I forgot to put a title on this layout for Sketchy Thursday. Oh well.

Here is the sketch:

And my take on it.

The background paper is from the Flirtatious Specialty DSP line – a gorgeous girly line! I inked the edges in Concord Crush ink for a slightly distressed look. I used a piece of Basic Grey card stock to mat the larger photo of my youngest daughter and then put that on top of a large piece of Concord Crush card stock. I ran my Scallop Trim Border Punch along the bottom of this for a bit more detail.

I mounted this small black and white photo onto a piece of Concord Crush card stock and Silver Glimmer Paper that I cut out using the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies. Onto the card stock I stamped  the wood grain heart image from I {Heart} Hearts in Whisper White Craft ink. I love the subtle pattern it gives.

For the journalling block I used the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and sandwiched a piece of grey patterned paper from the new Twitterpated DSP line between two pieces of Whisper White card stock. (The stamped lines are a non-Stampin’ Up! stamp that I’ve had for ages.)

My embellishments were made with more of the grey patterned paper and Silver Glimmer paper which I used both the Hearts Framelits dies and the Heart-to-Heart Punch to cut out several sizes and shapes of hearts.  
In lieu of the banner detail on the sketch I used a row of hearts. I tried adding a banner here but it just didn’t seem to work with what I already had so … Sketches are really just a jumping off point anyway!

Oh, and you may be wondering about the rather glaring yellow-green apple in the middle of the journalling. Well, I am participating in an on-line class over at Big Picture Classes called Twelve. In it we were given 12 topics to scrap book about and we assigned one of (you guessed it) 12 colours to represent each topic. We were then asked to gather 12 or 13 small embellishments from our stash in each of the 12 colours. Every time we complete a layout from one of our topics we add one of these embellishments as a visual reminder to ourselves that it is a) for Twelve and b) for a particular topic. This layout is for my PEOPLE topic which I have designated as yellow-green. So … I went hunting in my yellow-green embellishment cup and found this punched out apple and knew I could use it in place of the word ‘apple’ in my journalling. Clever, no?
Well, must get this entered into the Sketchy Thursday challenge. It’s their last sketch challenge which I’m rather sad about. I’ve entered a few in the past and always enjoyed the process. I wish the design team over there all the best. Thanks for all the fun!

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5 Responses to Sketchy Thursday layout

  1. This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeee the photos and all the hearts! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Heather says:

    Loving the monochromatic colors with the pop of yellow! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo Heather

  3. Jenn Joncas says:

    Beautiful layout Alison!! You pictures are gorgeous!! It will be fun seeing your layouts done with SU products. I have a friend that sells SU but she does mostly cards.

  4. Roxy says:

    LC looks so cute here!!! I love how you adapted the banner idea, it looks great, and I loooooove that framelits die! Nice that we were able to do the last Sketchy Thursdays, eh? As for P12, I was pretty disappointed, and I wrote that in their comments, which is unlike me. I couldn’t figure out why I was so bummed until this morning, but I think it’s just that I really looked forward to having a new sketch to work with each month, and the big reveal. Now it seems as if they’re cheaping out, saying, “Do what you want, play with the colours or not, good luck with it, but we don’t really care.” Am I being overly critical? I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Anyway, I better go finish my post before Brenna gets sick of Dora! Hugs, Roxy.

  5. I LOVE the simplicity of this layout! Lovely!!

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