Sketchy Thursdays & CCG #172

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Oh, I'm so excited to be bringing you all my take on the latest Sketchy Thursdays sketch, this morning.  It's been waaay too long, since I've had the opportunity to play!  Plus, last week, we had to have a facebook account to even see the sketch; and I'm, really, trying NOT to have a facebook account ;).  Anyway, here it is.
I started this layout by distressing the dry embossed, red cardstock with Moonlight White ink.  I, then, distressed the edges of a 9-1/2" square of yellow, notebook, patterned paper, just before it was adhered near the left edge of the base page; ran messy, green-threaded, straight stitches around its edges; layered several yummy strips of patterned papers near its base, including a yellow, cardstock die-cut; and ran lots of green-threaded, zig-zag stitches, randomly, throughout the layout.
The partial, "It'S eLEmENtarY" and "sunglasses" title were created from alpha stickers.  The "sunglasses" portion was, also, anchored with more, messy, green-threaded, straight stitches.  The rest of the "don't forget my" title was hand written with Basic Black ink.
Just before pictures and the large, red, polka dot, photo corner were adhered, I spritzed a white, paper doily with Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist to serve as my sun; tucked it behind the far, right photograph's top, right corner; and embellished it with lots of scrap-ribbon rays.
Whisper White, journaling strips, which read, No matter where we go... the Old Shawnee Days parade (6.27.10) or the kitchen for lunch (4.30.10)... you ALWAYS want to wear your sunglasses... ALWAYS!!, complete the look.
Like I said before, my inspiration, for this layout, not only came from Sketchy Thursdays' current sketch...
but also Color Combos Galore's Inspiration Board #172.
Ooooo!  And guess what tonight is?!  Okay... Okay... I'll tell you!  It's the debut for all the new designers over at The Play Date Cafe!  Yihoo!  That means that I'll be back, late tonight, with a brand new, color story for you all.  Eeek!  You don't want to miss it!  Thanks, as always, for stopping by my little corner of the web!  See you soon!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Whisper White (SU); red cherry-embossed (Core'dinations); yellow die-cut (Bazzill Basics); yellow, notebook patterned (Pink Paislee); yellow, polka dot patterned & green, daisy, trim patterned (Sassafras); green, penmanship patterned (Studio Calico); white doily (Wilton); green & red, polka dot patterned (unknown) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Moonlight White (Brilliance) Other: green thread (Coats); sewing machine (Janome); Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); red, polka dot, photo corner (daisyd's); yellow alphas (Sassafras); green alphas (Jenni Bowlin); Cutter Kit & grosgrain, polka dot ribbon (SU) yellow, striped ribbon (May Arts); yellow twill tape (We R Memory Keepers); light green & green, sheer ribbons (Hobby Lobby); all other ribbon (unknown)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful page! Love that sun with the doiley and the strips of paper! Such a happy layout!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Its soooooooooooo awesome she wants to wear them!! She will thank you later on! I loveeeeeeeee those photos and loving the SUN!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tomomi said...

so gorgeous!!
love your how using ribbons:)
Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

Keshet said...

Ha, those photos are priceless! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining the fun at Sketchy Thursdays this week!!