Sketchy Thursdays

Monday, July 5, 2010

Look at me getting my Sketchy Thursdays take up early this week!  Wink!  Here's this week's sketch.
As I was looking at this sketch, I thought that it looked an awful lot like the structure of our May Scrapbook Club layout.  Here it is, with Kraft base; Designer Series Paper (DSP); Rich Razzleberry, cardstock strips; extra, Whisper White, cardstock piece, which I didn't end up using on this particular layout; and loose, flower embellishments, after a night out with the girls...
and here it is, after I went to work at home.
I began by machine stitching ivory-threaded, straight stitches down the top and bottom edges of the strips of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I, then, machine stitched a couple, ivory-threaded half-circles, with a mixture of straight and zig-zag stitches, near the bottom left and top right of the layout, before adhering punched strips, of a green, checkered, patterned paper, above and below the Rich Razzleberry strips.
A piece of soft, ivory, patterned paper was added, under the photographs, on this side of the layout.  Here's a close-up of those gorgeous flowers that were stamped, in Rich Razzleberry ink, on Whisper White cardstock; punched out; distressed with Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip inks; layered with more, punched DSP; and embellished with brown buttons, laced with twine, and Chocolate Chip and Old Olive, Satin ribbons.
The other side of the layout...
boasts another, paper flower, which can be found just to the right of the die-cut, October 25, 2008, date tag, and was embellished with another, brown button, laced with twine, and a Rich Razzleberry, Polka Dot, Grosgrain ribbon.
The "a" portion, of the title, was stamped, in Close to Cocoa ink, on a torn, across the top, piece of ivory cardstock and adhered to the left of the stitched half-circle; but the "perfect" portion, of the title, was stamped, in Close to Cocoa ink, inside the stitched half-circle, directly on the Kraft, cardstock base.
I'm not a big fan of that word "perfect", but it, really, fit the title; so, I tipped the "t", slightly, to make it look a little less than perfect :).  A couple of pears complete the title and were stamped, in Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, and Close to Cocoa inks, on ivory cardstock; hand cut out; and adhered with dimensionals.  Finally, a few, ivory, cardstock strips were used to journal, BJ took these pictures just days before Adina joined our family, and adhered to the right of the picture row.

Thanks for visiting, and have a fantastic week!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Cheep Talk, Define Your Life, & Contempo Alphabet (SU) Paper: Kraft, Rich Razzleberry, & Good Morning Sunshine DSP (SU); ivory (Best Occasions); soft, ivory patterned (Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl); green, checkered patterned (KI Memories) Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, & Basic Black (SU) Other: ivory thread & sewing machine; twine; brown buttons; Old Olive & Chocolate Chip, Satin & Rich Razzleberry, Polka Dot, Grosgrain ribbons & Scallop punch (SU); edger punch (EK Success); die-cut tag (Scenic Route)


Bronwyn said...

Love the colour combo and your paper flowers are so pretty!

Bronwyn said...

Love the colour combo and your paper flowers are so pretty!

Polka Dot Door Designs said...

Gorgeous layout! I love your color scheme and those flowers are lovely.

Lisa Smith said...

Your flowers are beautiful in the layout and the color combination is awesome!
I played along this week too at Sketchy Thursday too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos, the colors and those flowers!! Thanks sooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana Fisher said...

Gorgeous page, and I adore the flowers you made! Great way to use green and purple together! That's a tough combo to pull off, but this is amazing!