Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch and a few more....

Well I actually have been very busy lately.  I have a lot of pages that are "in progress" but just need some finishing touches.  Here are a few that I have done recently.

First of all, Your Srcrapbook Stash is the sponsor this month at Once Upon a Sketch.  We got to provide some sample layouts for the May 15th sketch.  I really love this sketch blog....the focus is on journaling, which to me is so important.  Not to mention the sketches are fabulous!  :)

Here is the May 15th sketch.  The journaling criteria is to type your journaling.

I was inspired by the circles floating to the top, so I decided to use some Bubble Bath photos!

I used some old Crate Paper papers, plus a few bits from some newer lines and was inspired by their latest color combo on their blog: Navy, light blue and lavendar.  Such pretty and different colors together.

For the circles, I hand stitched some, added glossy accents to some, and stickles to others.  I also used a border punch that had some circles and backed the punched area with some white cardstock.

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OK, next I did a page based on this sketch at Practical Scrappers:

I used a lot of elements from the sketch, but in a different way.  The photo arrangement is mostly the same, except slightly tilted.  I used the three strips that are on the left of the sketch but moved them to the right on my page, and used some white cardstock flourishes under and around my photos.  Lastly, I used an element along the top edge as shown in the sketch by the laced eyelets.

I used some wood grain pattern paper and turned it sideways and it reminded me of waves, which was perfect for these photos.  On some of the lines, I used some glossy accents to give a water feel...

I splattered some teal mist and used  up a lot of elements that I have from my stash of My Mind's Eye products, like the premade title, brads, and flocked journaling spots.

Lastly is a page I did based on a sketch at Memorable Seasons.  (I have been using a lot of sketches lately!)

I LOVE the Lily Bee Happily Lost line (which I got from YSS in my kit this month!).

I used some raw chipboard pieces from Maya Road and altered them in different ways like dry embossing, wrapping with string, and stamping.  I also used some kraft paper punches into different strips on my page as well.

LOVE the pom pom trim by Fancy Pants, but it was a little tricky to stitch to my page!

I will definetly be using more raw chipboard on my projects....I have a TON of it!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I have a new Sketchy Thursday reveal tomorrow and then my new scrap space on Saturday!!


Kerry said...

What wonderful layouts, my fav was the bubble bath one as I have some similar photos to scrap and your page has inspired me to dig them out! Thanks for sharing.

Diana Waite said...

you are amazing completing all of these challenges, loving the borders, and embellishments on all of these!