Friday, August 10, 2012

Sketch Adventure Has Returned

Happy Friday, Everyone!  I'm so excited to be bringing Sketch Adventure (now Friday, formerly Saturday) back to the blog.  Once a week, I will share with you my original sketch and a layout I've created based on said sketch.  Please feel free to play along and link up your own layouts using the sketch in the comments section.  Once again, my lovely assistant, Lisa, has taken my sketch and drawn it up digitally for me, as I am pretty much technologically inept in that way! 

Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout based on my sketch (also featuring the lovely Lisa):

Since I just got my Studio Calico August kit - Summer of '69, I used it almost exclusively to create this layout.  A little backstory...since Lisa and I live in different countries, many holidays and birthdays and anniversaries and other celebrations are really difficult.  Fortunately, due to the miracle of technology, we are able to still spend time together via webcam to celebrate such occassions.

This is probably one of my favorite layouts ever.  It was just super fun to make and a super fun topic to scrapbook.  I obviously didn't have the best photographs of this event, but I worked around that by making the photos mini sized before printing them out.  And aren't the Basic Grey chipboard alphas awesome??  I love how they look.

I included, not one, but two tags on this layout.  I wraped both tags with washi tape before adding the photos.  I didn't want to overwhelm this area of the page with twine, so used a flower embellishement on this tag instead.

I used several of the die cuts from this kit on the layout, as well as this piece of flair!  (Does anyone else automatically think of  Office Space when they say or hear or read the word "flair?)

I pulled my American Crafts knockouts border punch out for several of the little scrap pieces on the layout.  I also used Prima chalk ink in Dry Sand on the edges of all my papers and die cuts.

Another close up of some of the layering. 

Let me explain:  These particular pictures are of Lisa pretending to try out some organic fruit leather I sent her. She's really not trying to be obnoxious...or is she???  In any event, I put these photos on my second tag which fit perfectly in the notebook paper lined glassine envelope.  The envelope was an excellent place to do my journaling.

Supplies:  patterned paper - October Afternoon, American Crafts, Pebbles; letter stickers - Basic Grey; cardstock - American Crafts;  die cuts - Studio Calico; twine - My Mind's Eye; border punch - American Crafts; ink - Prima Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink in Dry Sand; washi tape, spray ink, and chipboard circle - October Afternoon; other - glassine envelope, tags, flair

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. love love your layout. the details are all so pretty, and my those chipboard alphas are going on my wishlist!!

  2. Obnoxious? Me? The cheek of you!

  3. Great sketch and love your page!! Wonderful small details :)

  4. love the colours and the flower detail is so cute.

  5. Great layout and pics.. So cute!

  6. This layout is awesome! I love the colour combo and all the layers. And mini pics have a place in my heart. ;)
    This weekend is supposed to be rainy all over the place, maybe I'll have time to take your sketch challenge. Happy Friday,