Monday, January 9, 2012

Sketch Challenge at Sketches 4 All

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend! I did! I had some time to myself to scrap this past weekend, and it was such a treat! I have to say, this month's Counterfeit Kit really seems to suit my style, because I am really enjoying scrapping with it, and the pages just seem to flow so easily! The page I am sharing with you today is one that I did for a sketch challenge over at Sketches 4 All .

The sketch:
(Isn't it gorgeous?)

My Layout:
 A Close-up of my embellishment cluster:

Everything I used for this layout came from my January Counterfeit Kits. The background, photo mat and paper strip under the Mistables trim is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper, along with a piece of diecut paper from Target's $1 spot, and I added a piece of light green swirl print paper tilted under the photo mat. The snowflakes were cut from a transparency, using my Cricut E and SCAL (still love what my baby does for me ;-) ), and then I dabbed it with a pearl paint dabber to make it stand out. The title is made up of Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Stickers and Basic Grey letter stickers, which outlined with a thin black Sharpie pen to make them stand out. For my embellishment cluster, I covered a large white chipboard snowflake with glue, then silver mica flake, used a ZVA crystal swirl, then layered the glittered snowflake with light blue chipboard snowflakes, an embellished button, and a little eskimo girl from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Chip Sticker pack. I added a pink "ticket style" journaling spot, some {crooked} hand-journaling, and I was finished! I have to say, that since I had that moment of self-discovery when I was sharing my favorite layouts from last year, it feels a bit easier to scrap! I don't feel like I am "wandering without a map"-I know my style now, and what I like in a finished layout, so it helps me to make decisions much more easily as I am putting my pages together. I have been inspired to find my style ever since I read about how Melissa found her style-and it was refreshing to find mine!

Now that you've seen my take on the sketch, won't you come and play along for a chance to win a 6x6 Echo Park Happy Days paper pad&Thickers? And while you're there, check out our guest design team call for February?


  1. Thanks for the breakdown of how you created certain elements in this layout. I would love to scraplift your snowflakes (now that I have the instructions)!
    Hope that is OK with you. I will gove you credit, of course.

  2. Oh, it's sooooo beautiful! I love that background paper!!!! I'm so glad you didn't cut it up. That mica flake is AWESOME! Love love love!!!! I think I need to pick my top layouts too, good idea!xoxo

  3. I love your layout, from the papers to the picture and I love that the colors are the same in both.

  4. Really cute page - I love the colours and those snowflakes - lovely!

  5. Prety LO!!
    Love the border strips and the snowflakes!!
    Thanks for your sweet words on my blog!!

  6. Love everything about your layout but most of all the snowflakes and the cute girl!

  7. Gorgeous! I especially love that embellishment cluster!

  8. Great layout. I love all your little details. perfect choices to go with the photo.


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