Sunday, September 01, 2013

Sketchy Challenge | Sep 2013

I have just posted the September 2013 sketch for the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge:

This awesome paper from DCWV was the inspiration for this sketch - and these adorable photos helped too!

Supplies used:  Bazzill cardstock; DCWV patterned paper; Doodlebug Designs and Basic Grey alpha stickers; Melissa Frances glitter; Heidi Swapp chipboard heart; The Twinery twine; Crate paper and miscellaneous buttons; Glue Dots; 3L foam adhesive.

I love these photos of Aili - they remind me of her crazy, curly hair; the way she'd scrunch up her nose when she smiled; her chubby rosy cheeks... time truly is fleeting, isn't it?

Here are some close-ups - I love how the DCWV paper is already distressed-/painted!  Makes my job so much easier... :) And the glossy parts pop off the page!

The title was another of my "happy accidents"!  (I seem to have those a lot, don't I!?!)  I originally added the double-sided adhesive letters directly to the layout, and sprinkled the glitter on them.  However, the light colour was lost on the multi-coloured background so I tried to outline them in a fine-tipped marker. Which looked horrible.  So I peeled them all up, adhered them to white cardstock and fussy-cut them out, attaching them to the layout with dimensional foam adhesive.

See?  Happy accident!

I dug through my stash and found these buttons that co-ordinated perfectly!  A bit of twine threaded through, a few Glue Dots and I was in business!  I used foam adhesive to pop my favourite photo, too!

Please head over to the Sketchy gallery and get inspired to create your own layout!  You can use the sketch as is or as a springboard for your project - the choice is yours!

If you play along with the sketch this month, upload your layout in the gallery into the September Sketch section HERE, and then using the linky tool below, add a link to that layout, by 11:59pm on September 30th, 2013. On or around October 1st, 2013, I will randomly draw a winner from the comments here of those who participated, for a prize!

Stay tuned - I will be announcing our August 2013 Sketchy winner in a day or so... :)

**PLEASE NOTE:  In order to qualify for a chance to be published in an upcoming issue, your layout must be posted in the online gallery by September 30th, 2013.  To qualify to win MY prize, you must add a link to your layout BELOW by September 30th, 2013, using the InLinkz tool below.


P/S:  Don't forget about the other giveaways/challenges on my blog for a chance to win:
Leave Your Legacy: Pet Peeves (deadline:  TODAY!!!)


  1. Great sketch and your layout is just so pretty Sue!!

  2. I'm not seeing the linky tool - am I missing something? Love the sketch this month, and your layout is so sweet!

  3. Oops!! Forgot to add it!! Thanks for letting me know, Karla - off to add it now!

  4. Your sketch is awesome Sue and was great inspiration for my layout!

  5. Phewf... just made it ;)
    Have a great week!!


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