Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lessons in Being Silly

My Mind's Eye is having a sketch challenge on their blog again. There's still plenty of time to play along if you'd like to! The theme this month is lessons' learned. I decided to scrap about my boys and the lesson they've taught me in being silly. Here's the sketch:

Here's my take:
The papers are from MME's Quite Contrary Little Boy Blue line. I spun the sketch 180 degrees. Instead of using 2 photos, I used 1 and used a large journaling tag in the place of the second photo. There were no lines on the journaling tag, so for an extra detail, I hand stitched lines in before journaling.

I made the leaf accents from MME Quite Contrary Little Boy Blue. I just cut them out to the approximate size I wanted and then stitched a border on them. The white pearls are Imaginisce I-rock pearls. The title letters are Prima Flocked Alphas. The started out cream, so to achieve the multi-colored look I used a light green marker to trace around the edges of the alphas. Once they were adhered to the paper, I used a brown marker to outline them one more time.

I was playing around with different ways to use stitching while making this layout. The journaling lines were one way. You can see another way in the picture above. Instead of one continuous line around the bracketed piece of background paper, I staggered my lines inside and outside of the paper. Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Chelsea said...

Cute layout...love the photo & the stitching. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

Colleen B. said...

Samantha, what a gorgeous LO - love all the stitching & how cute is that pic....LOL!!! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)

Natalie Elphinstone said...

WOW! Love all the beautiful stitched details. And those leaves are just the cutest - they make such a great embellishment. Lovely page :-)

Just me... said...

I heart stitching on layouts... you did a great job. Beautifully understated! Less really truly is more! Great job on this!

Rachael said...

Gr8 LO!! all that Stitching- Love it... Thanx for the lovely comment on my blog..
Have a good one.

Amber said...

This cracks me up! Wonderful take on the sketch and challenge, Samantha!