Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lawn Fawn Sketchy Thursday!!



Hey Everyone!! Welcome to a NEW Thursday event here on Paper Canteen!! Each Thursday I will be participating in Sketchy Thursdays!!! This week one of my NEW and most favorite companies is sponsoring!!!

If you haven't heard about LAWN FAWN you MUST check them out:

Kelly Marie Alvarez, the creator and owner of Lawn Fawn Stamps, has this to say about her awesome company:

"Lawn Fawn is dedicated to providing you with the best in photopolymer clear stamps, both in quality and design. We’re so glad that you’ve decided to visit our little corner of the web and look into our imaginations.

We like to create stamps that make us smile and inspire those around us. We’re excited to be making beautiful and happy things for you, and we can’t wait to see your gorgeous creations!"

Here is this week's sketch and below that is my interpretation of it!!


I have THOUSANDS....and I do mean THOUSANDS....somewhere in the range of 80K+ photos on a variety of hard drives here at my house. About twice a year I place large orders from Shutterfly and the rest stay on my computer and back up drives.

So I went through my long ago stash and pulled out baby pictures of my children. In these pictures they are roughly 3ish (my daughter) and my son is about....15 months or so. They are now 5.5 and 4 respectively. But I couldn't resist pulling out these old photos of my babies to use for this sketch.

The large picture is of my son - all bronzed and delicious the summer after his first birthday. The small picture was taken that following Fall. My darling husband and I take our kiddies to a local nature reservation and do family pictures every year since our daughter was born in 2004.
It's a picture of me walking both of them off into the distance. =)

I love sketches as I like to interpret them exactly sometimes and other times simply run away with them! This time, being my first time participating in a Lawn Fawn Sketchy Thursday, I chose to follow the sketch exactly (well almost ;).

My background paper is ivory, followed by the adorable green and white semi-rustic polka dotted paper. I used yellow Martha Stewart cardstock to mat my photos. The swirly black, flowery rub-ons are from SU! and the sentiment CHERISH was sent to me in one of my many crafty magazine subscriptions. (gotta love those freebies!)

I used all different size and shapes of yellow buttons, purchased in bulk bins at my LSS. I tied a few with tan, linen twine from The Paper Source and left others untouched. They are all adhered with SU! small adhesive dots.

I already own the Sew Lovely set and just added one tiny little touch from it in the bottom right corner - the button that is green is from the set. (hehe) So I just wanted to play along for fun!!



I hope you've enjoyed my interpretation of this awesome sketch! I can't wait to see what's on tap for next week!! Check back to see what happens NEXT Sketchy Thursday!!

XOXO-
Meredith

3 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

I'm so glad you liked the challenge!!! And great page, too!!! Love the orange and green... perfect combo!

Heidi said...

i LOVE this!!!!! i love that you made the layout almost exactly like the sketch (i really liked how i made the buttons spaced in places and was hoping some people would do that, LOL!) and green and orange are my fave colors ever, even better together! thanks so much for playing along with us! - heidi, sketchy thursdays

Heidi said...

p.s. Hope it's OK I shared this awesome l/o on Sketch Thursdays' Facebook page. :o)

http://www.facebook.com/SketchyThursdays?ref=nf