Friday, June 15, 2012

Smile * Silly * Giggle

I have another fun sketch and another layout to share with you!

I designed this sketch for a Sketch Challenge on the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum and I created the layout using papers from My Minds Eye Indie Chic line.

I did a lot of fussy cutting with the papers, which is not something that I normally do. But once I got started I actually enjoyed hand cutting around all the interesting shapes!

I used another sweet photo of my girlfriend's lovable little boy and it worked so well with this collection. I also used some Mister Huey's Color Mists to give a bit of detail to the background, added some twine from MME Follow Your Heart and alphas from American Crafts.

If you use my sketch, please let me know. I would love to see what you have done with it!

Thanks for looking and happy creating ~

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Little Man

I love sketches! Seriously! They are such a great starting point for scrapbooking and card making. I recently created a sketch for a challenge at the Two Scrapbook Friends Spring Retreat and I finally put the finishing touches on the layout that I designed based on my sketch.

First of all, this is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

My girlfriend has the most adorable little boy and she offered to give me I begged her for some photos that I could scrapbook! He recently turned two, so she had lots of current photos for me to work with.

I paired the photos with paper and stickers from Echo Park's Note to Self line. I LOVE this line and I had great fun working with it!

I cut tickets from one of the papers to use in place of the banner pieces on the sketch. Then I added some machine stitching to secure them to the page.

I am sure I will have a few more pages using photos of this little cutie!

Thanks for looking~

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For You!

I am posting a new card sketch for you this week! I love making cards and I thought I would design a sketch to use.

I am part of the Design Team at Little Red Wagon and our challenge this week was to use a Spring palette on our creation - soft Spring colours, like pinks, greens, etc.

When I saw this sweet little stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs, Riley, I thought she would be perfect on a Spring card!

I used my Copic markers to color her and I did some paper piecing on her little outfit. The Echo Park line, Hello Spring, gave me the perfect papers in pastel colors.

It all came together perfectly with my sketch and I now have a sweet little card to give to someone special!

Feel free to use my sketch to jump start your creativity. If you do, I would love to see what you have created!

I hope you have a wonderful Spring day :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

A New Sketch!

Wednesdays on the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum is our Sketch Challenge Day! Our Design Team takes turns posting their own sketches to inspire your creativity. We had an open Wednesday this week so I decided to fill in with one of my own sketches. It has been a while since I created a sketch and I have to say it was a lot of fun.

Sketches are one of the best tools that scrapbookers can use. They are the perfect starting point for your layouts or cards. I hope my sketch will inspire you to create something awesome!

This is the layout that I created based on my sketch.

I used BoBunny's Vintage Dots for the background and some pattern papers and stickers from Simple Stories. I also worked with Kraft-Core cardstock and did lots of sanding and distressing!

Why not join in the challenge on the TSF Forum? I can't wait to see what you create!