Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Saturday Scrapbook Sketch Challenge #2

Over at the Inspired Crafters Blog we have a scrapbook sketch every Saturday. We take turns posting either the sketch or an inspiration piece. This week was a wonderful sketch taken from the 52 sketches blog.

I grabbed a photo that was on my daughter's All About Me poster that we did for school last year. It's such a cute picture. I found her walking around the house like this and I just grabbed the camera. It's not the best picture, but it caught her at the moment that I wanted to remember.

I'm not 100% happy with this page. But I'm just chalking it up to practice. I should have inked the flourish in a darker color and I should have used a darker journaling pen. But other than that, I guess it' okay. I'm normally not a circular type of girl. I like those boxy, clean lines. I know, how boring. I tried to match up the DSP with her cute little strawberry dress. And I couldn't resist using the PTI buttons. I've never been in love with buttons before, but PTI makes it easy. :)

Stamp: PTI Fancy Flourishes
Ink: Martha Stewart chalk ink
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, PTI Spring Rain & Sweet Blush, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry DSP
Misc: MS Journaling marker, PTI Sweet Blush buttons, flat back pearls, EK Success scallop punch, prima flower, Creampuff font for title, leaf die cut from Silhouette


  1. I love the cleaness of this page! I'm struggling with this sketch...but my wheels are rusty too. Anyway, I think you created a cute page!

  2. I think this is a cute layout and your colors are terrific. The photo and journaling are adorable. But I know where you are coming from. Every page I do I agonize over all the details and even after I've finished I think of what I should have done differently. That's probably why I make so few in a year.

  3. Susan, Loved the clean lines of this page...You have done a great job with LO...Awesome. I think we are our own worst critics :) I loved everything about this LO. Remember , there are never mistakes, it is art :) so everything is great. The flourish that you did not stamp in darker ink - gives it a vintage feel :)

  4. Susan that photo and title are a scream! I like this page. I am the same way about second guessing myself--which is why I am so far behind on scrapbooking! Let's face it, most of our pages are not going to make the cover of Creating Keepsakes LOL! So I try not to stress--but it's hard! I also agree with Banu--no mistakes, just art!

  5. Susan--wonderful page! Although I loved seeing your scrapbook page, I really enjoyed seeing the "little redhead!" You know how partial I am to redheads!


  6. what a cute photo!! love your lo! i had a hard time with this sketch the first time, probably why i'm not taking a second run at it...lol

  7. This is awesome! Such a cute picture. And I love all the buttons. I am having a hard time finishing up this sketch....it's those circles!

  8. There is nothing boring about boxy SB pages! And I think you did a great job with the layout!


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