Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sketchabilities Reveal > Sketch 47

Today, Sketch #47 revealed on the Sketchabilities blog!

As always, another fantastic sketch to work with from Karan made it easy!  I was already working with the Fun House kit from WeScrap and the colours worked perfectly for this photo of Connor that I snapped last Thanksgiving.

Here's my layout:

Supplies used:  Bazzill Basics cardstock; Echo Park patterned papers; myStamp BOX stamps (Tree for All Seasons); Martha Stewart Crafts scoring board; EK Success and Marvy Uchida punches, JilliBean Soup kraft journal tags; Tsukineko ink and Fantastix; Glossy Accents.

I found the Martha Stewart scoring board on a trip across the border with Gary a few weeks ago.  We stopped in at Michael's (because I had a 40% off coupon burning a hole in my purse...).  I came across this gorgeous card by Kristina Werner and instantly wanted a scoring board so I thought I'd peek while in the U.S.  Turns out that it was only $19.99, compared to its' $39.99 Canadian counterpart!  Plus another 40% off and well, I just couldn't resist.  I used it to create an asymmetrical diamond pattern on the cardstock before designing the rest of the layout.

I stamped the tree trunk and leaves on white cardstock in brown and green, respectively.  After fussy-cutting both, I added touches of orange to the leaves using my Fantastix (brush tip).  I then covered each of the leaves in Glossy Accents.

I wanted to use a JilliBean Soup scalloped journaling tag, but the only scalloped one I had left was one with a brown border, which clashed with the black.  So I layered a square notebook printed one over top and added the handwritten quote:

"There is always music amongst trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."  
~ Minnie Aumonier

Be sure to add your layout to the Sketchabilities gallery for a chance to win a Guest Designer spot!  And if you're so inclined, there's also a call for a new Sketchabilities Design Team - deadline is June 10th!


  1. Very clean and simple, I love it!!

  2. Love the LO.
    The scoring board was a great bargain and I like the way you used it.
    Hugs xx

  3. I love this layout - it has such a clean look and yet there is wonderful detail! Great balance and great job!

  4. love this, really clean and cute!

  5. Thanks for the tips when explaining your layout, it was really helpful. I was wondering how you achieved the lines, what a great way to use your scoring board. I love the masculine feel of your layout and that cute cluster of embellishments in the corner.

  6. Fantastic photo - love how you caught the depth in that. the page rocks ♥


Thank you for your comments - I appreciate the feedback!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...