Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Fall

Lately, I've seen a lot of people participating in Sketchy Thursdays. I was intrigued, so I checked it out. It's a blog that shares a new sketch challenge each week. They have a design team that shows how many different ways you can interpret the sketch. That's why I love sketches so much. There's no right answer. Just a great starting off point. An inspiration piece. This week, I decided to play along for the first time.

Here is the sketch.

I loved all the possibilities for the journaling along the side, so I started with that. I used the Sentiments stamp set from Studio Calico and stamped all along the right hand side. I got ink on the pad and then stamped it several times on the cardstock before adding more ink. I think the technical term is "stamping off," but I'm no expert! I really love how it turned out though. Will definitely be trying this again.

Then I just layered some Studio Calico patterned paper behind my photo. I added the very cute leaves from Amy Tangerine's line, which worked perfectly for my fall themed page. And of course, a couple of Elle's Studio tags. To make the page seem more grounded, I added a few strips of patterned paper on the top and bottom. I added a few drops of mist, my journaling and called it done.

I had a lot of fun with this sketch challenge. I look forward to playing again.


Anonymous said...

Very cool! I really like the layers you've been creating!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So glad you jumped in and played along with us! YAY!!! We love to see new faces! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this lo! I loveeeeeeee that photo and love love love love the repeated stamping down the side!!! BEAUTIFUL lo! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Tessa Buys said...

Fabulous layout! Fall is my favorite, too :). Your stamping is awesome! Thanks for playing at Sketchy Thursdays!

Diana Fisher said...

Great leaves! Love the repetition, too. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Allison Waken said...

Awesome job! Love your take on the sketch!