Sunday, July 22, 2012

28 Days of Sketches

Yes, I know. I’m crazy. Whack me up the side of the head, as my good friend Farley says. Even though I haven’t finished at least three other online classes, I signed up for another. This one is Lisa Day’s 28 Days of Sketches – Round 2 at Big Picture Classes.
As soon as I saw the sketch for Day One, I thought of an old K &Co. paper pad in my stash which included a page of old-fashioned alphabet blocks. Perfect! I cut them into individual images, inked each one with Distress Ink and followed the sketch just about identically. The base cardstock is from Club Scrap (Henna kit).
This layout includes photos of Mallory at the age of twelve months. A ritual of distracting her with a money bag music box while getting her into jammies for the night. So cute.

For the sketch from Day Two, I am back at work on my 1989 album of photos from our trip to New Zealand, I chose photos from our visit to Dargaville. The cardstock is from Club Scrap’s Perfect Ten kit with some embellishments from the We R Memory Keepers Travel Light pad. All edges inked with Distress Ink. Journaling is computer-generated directly from my handwritten trip diary.

On Day Three,I was challenged by circles. I actually like circles a lot but I’m usually too lazy to dig out the circle cutter or Silhouette or other tool. While I was looking through kits for an appropriate cardstock for these photos, in the same Perfect Ten kit mentioned above there was a design WITH circles. How about that? So I cut out the circle images, laid the photos upon them and BAM, the layout is done. These are photos from a visit to Tongariro National Park and Mt. Ngauruhoe on the North Island of New Zealand. Again, the journal strips are from my actual 1989 diary.

I actually have the layout for Day Four nearly completed except for words and a few embellishments so that will have to wait for another night. Of course, there will be a new sketch tomorrow morning. Aaaaack! Can I keep up? No. But I will do my best to stay on top of things. Thanks for looking.


  1. Okay, I won't whack you on the head for taking on another class when I see these fantastic LOs. They really are wonderful and I like your circles. Personally I am circle challenged. The blocks you used for Mal's photos are so fun and I like the way you cropped and mounted her photos. It is so playful and apt for the subject. Nice job. where is #4? Hahaha

  2. just popping over from bpc!
    your pages are fab, well done you for doing the doubles, i struggle so bad with them. very envious of you :)

    now you really must finish this class with us, only 22 more days to go xxxxx

  3. Fun sketches - I really like the bottom layout!