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Hi Everyone!! Welcome to another amazing week of designs from the Robyn's Fetish Team!! Today's challenge was a Sketch Challenge for a Scrapbook Layout!! After all, the entire point of a challenge is to make it CHALLENGING, right? ;)
Here's the sketch that we worked with:
And here is my creation!!
I took 2 pictures of my children, and since EVERYTHING we have is Digital (double if not TRIPLE backed up) and I didn't have any photo paper, however, I just used really good cardstock and the photos printed out just fine!
When using sketches I generally follow pretty closely to the guidelines. I'm trying to let myself break out of that "proverbial shell" that a sketch does impose however sketches are such a great jumping off point that they are a must for any crafter! So that's always the challenging part for me with sketches.
But...I digress. I chose 2 photos of my children, which were taken during our first day of demolition when our home reno started a few weeks ago. We were hunkered down in my office crafting. As this is the place in my home that soothes me the most. =)
I started with a basic piece of ivory cardstock measuring 6" x 12". I printed and matted my photos. Along with the journaling piece that I wanted to add. As you can see I lightly ran over the entire layout with my black ink pad to distress it a bit. I stitched the background entirely as well as around each panel.
I kept it relatively plain and simple as I did not want to overshadow the photos. I used Robyn's Patchy Flower pot for the flower image between panels 1 and 2 and I cut out a heart shaped "leaf" from Robyn's Valentine Tree and placed it between panels 2 and 3. The other embellishments; green photo corner, blue arrow and certified sticker are all from an old SU' Simply Scrappin' kit. The blue and white polka dotted, scalloped border is also a die cut sticker that I had in my stash from Imaginescence.
It's already hanging on my studio wall! I found this so much fun!!
I hope you do too!!
Please play along!! Here are the details!!!
Happy Weekend Everyone!!!