Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sketches in Thyme Open Challenge!

Well bloggers, it's that time of the month (and don't worry, it won't make you bloated or cranky! lol) I mean it's time for Sketches in Thyme Open Sketch Challenge! All you need to do is create a layout based on a sketch and play along with us!
And I know I'm totally late in getting this challenge up to you, and I apologize, but my hubby is on holidays, and it would seem that I should have more time to get some crafty stuff done when he's home, but we're soooo busy right now I've hardly had time to think! We're getting ready to go on our first family camping trip tomorrow, and things are crazy busy here! But without further adieu, here's our final challenge for the month!

I used this fab sketch from Let's Capture These Sketches

















And here's my take on the sketch:












Now, I couldn't seem to get a good photo of this today, it just wasn't working out for me, but in real life, it's not as yellow as it looks here, but it's as good of a pic as I was getting today! My photo mojo must be missing!









You can see the colors a little better in the close ups...





I cut that label out of grunge board with one of Tim's dies...it was a bit too big, so I cut the ends off it...then I painted it black, then blue, then sanded it to reveal the black underneath. The craft paper on the middle pic is stamped using one of Tim's stamps and embossed to create the pattern on it

The flourishes were cut with grunge board and painted the same way as the frame...the letters were also painted to match the rest of the blue :)











Here's what I learned: If something isn't working on a layout, ditch it. I tried forever to make something work on this one and I sprayed, inked, stamped and wasted a whole bunch of time and supplies, because I ended up getting rid of the paper all together, and I was much happier with the outcome!



I love the "sew easy" by WR Memory Keepers! It's soooo easy! lol the only thing you have to worry about is getting it straight, but it pierces the paper for ya like nothin and makes a great pattern for you to stitch and add some interest to your pages! love it!





Well, there you have it! Don't forget to play along with us at Sketches in Thyme!!
I'll be back next week with some camping layouts hopefully!

1 comment:

Lynnda Hosni said...

Precious layout!!! the 3D effect is awesome too Sarah... TFS hugs...xoxo