September 30, 2011


I'm really excited to be participating in the Big Sketch Contest at My Creative Sketches.  Here is my layout for sketch #1.

I'm pretty sure this is my favorite photo of Allison!  Dan took the photo while Allison was looking at me.  I've got a copy of it on my desk and I often catch myself staring at it.

About half of the patterned paper, as well as the alphabet stickers and roll-up flowers that I used here, are from the new Playtime collection by My Little Shoebox. The blue scalloped quarter circle is actually the scalloped edge from one of the Playtime papers, cut out and layered onto a dictionary page-looking paper from an older collection by October Afternoon.  A couple of the other papers that I used here are also from that OA collection (leftovers from an MCS kit!).  I really wanted to use those blue scallops to bring out her beautiful blue eyes.

Oh how I LOVE the My Little Shoebox roll-up flowers!!!  I included 9 of them here in red and blue among a handful of off-white Primas in various styles. I also love me some bling, so I used two different Zva crystal and pearl flourishes (although the one near the bottom of the layout ended up getting mostly covered by the flowers and leaves!).

This was a raw chipboard shape that I first painted with wicker white acrylic paint and then covered with a coat of rock candy crackle paint.  Love that effect!  That little bit of bling there is part of one of the Zva flourishes that I had cut apart.

This is the sketch.  I ended up flipping it to accommodate the orientation of my photo but I otherwise kept things pretty true to the sketch.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Mycreativescrapbook said...

Just Beautiful work, I love your take on the sketch. She has gotten so big!! thanks for playing

~Melissa~ said...

Gorgeous work!! What a super cute picture!! Thanks for playing along!!

Angel said...

Beautiful is right I so love your style... Great work!

Blessed so much said...

I love your take on that sketch...fabulous!