Thursday, November 01, 2012

It's a Sketchy Challenge - Nov 2012

Late last night, I posted the November sketch in the Canadian Scrapbooker's It's a Sketchy Gallery:

And here's my layout, based on the sketch (click on image to view larger):

Supplies used:  Bazzill cardstock; Super Stock; Bo Bunny patterned paper; Spellbinders Nestabilities (Hexagons); Unity Stamps (Chicken Wire Background); Just Cre8 acrylic stamps (Gears To You, TailG8); Versamark and Ranger Distress inks; Ranger Glossy Accents; McGill punch; Scenic Route alpha stickers; PaperMate Flair pen; Scrapbook Adhesives foam adhesives; watercolours.

This is a rare two pager for me!  However, since our July 2012 Inspiration Elevator challenge by Audrey Yeager, I have been thinking about doing more!  It's funny that this one is so similar to my July one, especially since I've had these photos printed (in 2"x6" size) for about a year now! :)

Here are some of the details:

The highlighted words in the journaling was what I always refer to as a "happy accident"!  I wrote "excepted" instead of "excited!" *groan*  So I decided to add key words written on patterned paper - and I love the end result!

Journaling reads:  It didn't take you long to grasp the concept of two-wheeling, Connor!  Just a few times up and down the street and you mastered it!  You were so proud and excited - and so were we!

The title is a mix of stamped letters and image (fussy cut and covered in Glossy Accents) and "vintage" (read: old) Scenic Route letters that I found in my stash - you know the mark of a good product when you still love them, years later!  I'm not embarassed to use old product - if I love it enough, I keep it and (eventually) use it!

{sigh} Anyone else miss Scenic Route?

The hexagons were cut from various Bo Bunny papers (again, "vintage" but favourite).  You can barely see the chicken wire stamp behind it, but OH. MY. HECK.  People, I LOVE this stamp!!  So subtle and adds just enough texture to be interesting!

The McGill tab is also "vintage" (notice a theme yet?) but really, do tools ever really go out of style?  Except maybe my eyelet setter...

And there you have it!  Now head over to the Sketchy gallery and get inspired to create your own layout!  You can use it as a two page, or convert it to a single page sketch - the choice is yours!

If you play along with the sketch this month, upload your layout in the gallery into the November Sketch section here, and then link up on this post to your layout in the gallery, using Linky Tools below, by November 30, 2012.

Not only do you have a chance to be published in an upcoming issue*,  but on Dec 1st, 2012, I will randomly draw a winner from the comments here of those who participated for a copy of the NEW Winter 2013 issue!

* For a chance to be published, your layout must be uploaded in the Sketchy gallery for November, and must contain at least one Canadian manufacturer, which must be listed in the description of your upload.

For my October RAK, I used to choose a winner:
List Randomizer
There were 2 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. So Thankful - Cathy Caines
  1. Christmas Traditions - Bev Code
Timestamp: 2012-11-01 01:12:19 UTC
Congratulations to my October winner, Cathy Caines!  Cathy, please email me your mailing address to sue{AT}canadianscrapbooker{dot}com and I will send out your magazine!


P/S:  Don't forget about the other challenge on my blog for a chance to win (deadlines in brackets):
Leave Your Legacy (Nov 30/12)


  1. Love the November sketch Sue!

  2. A fantastic sketch...and love the clean crisp lines of your layout! Now that you are doing 2-pagers Sue, I hope you created a layout based on my "Double the Fun" sketch for the Spring issue....hint hint....deadline is Nov. 15 :)

  3. This is an amazing layout!! I LOVE it!!!

  4. Congrats ladies! This layout is wonderful Sue. The colours and the flow are wonderful. Such motion! The eye (and brain) are amazed! Love it. See you tonight! xo

  5. I added a layout to the November Sketchy Challenge but it says the linky tools above is closed so I can't link my layout in the gallery. I don't get it . . .

  6. I've fixed it now, Beth - and will change it to midnight TOMORROW!!


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