Saturday, February 18, 2012

This looks a little sketchy....

I love using sketches. I was over at looking for a little inspiration. They have great online sketches that anyone can use (and they also have books that they sell chock full of them).  Anyway, their 2-pager #24 called to me because it was all 4x6's pretty much, so a nice quick and easy one. Yeah right.

Here's what I started with:

Yup.... that's my mess of a desk. So much for my New Year's resolutions...

Anyway, this was really what I started with:

And I ended with this, created for Scrapbook Queens:

I've been going a little crazy with my Cameo lately, but I love cutting out shapes and laying patterned paper within them. This time, I used Bella Blvd patterned paper. It's got flowers on it, but the blues and greens I felt were good "nature" colours to go with the boys outside at summer camp. I also cut out some script letters. I love the "Suzie's Hand" font. One of my favourites.

I scooped up some Candi from the store (it JUST came in). They're little circles of paper, but totally look like brads. Don't be surprised to see them on almost everything I make in the near future.

And I'm loving these wooden letters (Pink Paislee). I normally paint things like this, but they look great as is.

The last thing worth noting... a little cut out bunny ears as a nod to Cooper's tendency to do this behind Nathan's head in every photo opportunity. Attaboy.

Materials: sketch by, cardstock - Bazzill Basics (Two Scoops), patterned paper - Bella Blvd, vellum - World Win, silver dots - Craftwork Cards Candi (regal silver), font - Suzie's Hand, wooden letters, Pink Paislee (Expressions Wood Shop)


  1. love the hexagons! Great LO!

  2. Love the hexagons! That is a really great LO!

  3. Those hexagons are fabulous. I remember when Creative Memories had a punch for those...wish i had bought it!

    Love the colours and the wooden letters too.

  4. Beautiful page, love the hexagons and then all the texture with the embossing.

  5. Fabulous take on the sketch Rona! and I gave up on my desk long ago!

  6. Lovely layout! I love the wooden alpha!

  7. Love the way you cut the honeycomb paper for the background! Great page.

  8. Love the 2 pagers and that honeycomb detail up top is great!

  9. This looks great! Your photos are pretty cute too!