Thursday, September 17, 2015

Spring Break Getaway | My Scraps & More Sketches - Sketch 114 Reveal

Howdy howdy, and welcome back to my blog for sketch reveal #114 for the My Scraps & More sketches blog.  We’d love to see your take on our September sketches – just link up to the blog before end of day Sept. 30th for your chance to win a Halloween assortment of crafty goodies!  Today’s sketch is a fun grid sketch and there were so many different ways I could've used it.  I chose to keep fairly close to the sketch using small squares from Jillibean Soup's Summer Red Raspberry collection (it's so pretty...check out another layout I created using this collection).  I did use 3 photos like the sketch, but I changed the placement up a little.

So I started with a base of white textured cardstock and started cutting various patterns from the collection.  I cut from both the 12x12 papers and the 6x6 paper pad.  Then I just started laying them out around the photos.  I liked the papers, but I felt there was still too much white space.  So I ended up trimming another piece of white cardstock and framing it with CTMH Crystal Blue cardstock and then placed out the pieces again.  I sewed the inside edge of the inside white cardstock, adhered it to the bottom center of the 12x12 white cardstock base and then sewed around the left, top, and right of the page for additional texture.  Once I had that together, I started adhering the squares and photos.  I added sewing and ephemera around the page as well, some with 3D foam tape.  I love that little butterfly!  After sewing it down the middle with a swirl, I pulled the wings up slightly.


How cute is the pocket piece that has the Robin Williams quote "Spring is nature's way of saying 'let's party'"?  

I decided I had to add another of those butterflies in the top right along with a tab and sequin.  Aren't my little strawberry blonds cute?

Next up:  the title.  I went digging for matching stickers and found some light green Fancy Pants Designs from the Memories Captured sticker sheet.  Then I cut out "getaway" using my Cameo and a matching striped paper from BasicGrey's J'Adore collection.

I left a journaling spot as well and decided to frame that as well.

Here's the sketch!  Don't forget to go check out all the other lovely layouts from the sketch team.  Have a super weekend, and thanks for visiting!

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