I’ve been so inspired by Laura Whitaker’s sketches over at Stuck Sketches lately! I love a good sketch, and whenever I see Laura’s I want to sit down at my craft table right away. She is so talented!
Here is what I came up with using the July 1st sketch, using a bunch of supplies from my stash (mostly from past Noel Mignon kits).
I had some photos of a pool we went to as a family a couple of years ago that are pretty uninteresting; however, my kids LOVED this pool and so I knew I had to document it as part of our family getaway that weekend.
I printed the photos all together in a vertical row. Instead of adding another larger photo to the right of the photo strip (like the sketch suggests), I decided to just add a large title.
The “Pool” word is a cut file by Kerri Bradford. I love adding a handwritten cut file to a page! It just gives a page a more interesting custom feel!
I fussy-cut several flowers and butterflies from the My Mind’s Eye My Story papers from last year. In my stash, I separate my random bits leftover from other projects or past kits by color … I found this stamped circle image from AGES ago … I think the stamp is by Autumn Leaves … but it was the perfect little layer to tuck underneath the flowers in the upper right corner of the page. I added another stamp to it with the PinkFresh Studio stamps I received in a Noel Mignon kit a few months ago, as well as some black and white chipboard pieces from the Simple Stories Carpe Diem chipboard sheet.
The chipboard pieces in the lower left cluster are from a Project Life chipboard sticker set. I sprinkled some gray mist around each flower cluster and then randomly added gold Pink Paislee puffy stickers here-and-there.
I had originally done my title in all letter stickers with a stamped date below, but after staring at it for 15 minutes … I decided it didn’t feel right. So I peeled up all the letter stickers and went with the larger “Pool” title cut on my Silhouette Cameo instead. That is why the date is covered up a little bit.
Some quick handwritten journaling and an outline around the outer edge of the page with my journaling pen finish the page off!
SUPPLIES: Cardstock (white, black); Patterned Paper (Seven Paper by Studio Calico, My Mind’s Eye My Story, Pebbles); Chipboard (Simple Stories, Project Life); Puffies/Washi Tape (Pink Paislee); Letter Stickers/Cut Apart (Elle’s Studio); Sketch Inspiration: Stuck Sketches by Laura Whitaker; Silhouette Cameo Machine; Cut File: Kerri Bradford Summer Lovin’ Words; Tools: Trimmer, Scissors; Adhesives: Foam Squares, Tape Runner: Stamping: Gray Ink, Autumn Leaves Stamp, PinkFresh Studio Stamp; Black Journaling Pen
Before I go, I also wanted to take a moment to thank Stuck Sketches and Laura for featuring my Summer Party page last week on their blog! That was such a fun surprise to see my page pop up in their feed! Thank you!
Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope you feel inspired to do a little scrapping this weekend!