Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Sketch for My Scraps & More

Happy Thursday!  Man, this week has been busy and fast!  I just realized I hadn't posted since Monday.  Now I have a sick little girl home with me, so she's missing her school Egg Hunt today :(  Vomiting is for the birds!!  Ugh.

On a brighter note, I'm sharing a layout I created for the April Sketchathon going on over at My Scraps and More.  I didn't realize how fun it is to create sketches!  All the Design Team Members are creating their own sketches, and a new one is posted every day this month.  Here's one of the sketches I came up with...

And here's the layout.  I used primarily the Lemon Lush collection from Studio Calico.  I love the bright colors and fun patterns.  I'm usually not a crazy green color lover, but this background paper matched the green in her shirt perfectly.  I added some gesso to blend out some of the text, and then modeling paste over a stencil, then some watercolors.  I wanted to bring out the blues in the patterned paper.

There are a couple of American Crafts embellishments thrown in here, too.

Lots of texture right here.  Modeling paste, tape, paper and thread.

And the other side.  I just love these fun red alpha stickers from SC!  The SUMMER stickers are from my stash...I think they're Doodlebug from years ago.  I painted them a darker blue to match.

One more shot...I had a blue button that matched the other blues.  This yellow piece is one of the vellum cards in the SC collection.

I hope you can join us for the Sketchathon!  There's still time to play with's only the 17th.  Still lots more sketches to be revealed!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Great sketch and I absolutely love what you did with it. The colors and embellishments are just amazing.
    Hoping your little one is back to feeling better and ready for the Easter bunny this weekend.