Friday, February 1, 2019

Sketch N Scrap Challenge Sketch #170

Hi everybody! There's a new sketch up on the Sketch N Scrap blog that you're sure to love!  I used it to create this layout with a picture of my son.  This is one of my favorite pictures of him, he's posing on the stump of a tree cut down after Hurricane Irma:
And here's the sketch, designed by Lisa Hidy:
Your first look at this sketch probably doesn't shout "masculine page" at you!  One thing I love about Lisa's sketches are her placement of embellishments, the balance and symmetry.  While I didn't take the Valentine route with it, or use hearts & flowers, I do love how my finished product turned out.  The hearts & flowers turned into chipboard clusters:
The papers are a mixture of Simple Stories & My Mind's Eye, with a random piece of wood grain thrown in. I have a basket full of stuff to use on "guy pages."  Some of it has been in there a while, like the Blue Fern Studios chipboard grids, and the jumbo negative strip from Creative Imaginations.  A few other odds and ends from Tim Holtz, Pinkfresh Studio and My Mind's Eye gave it the finishing touches I was looking for.

I hope this sketch inspires you as much as it did me! Come play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, hope to see you there!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you took a masculine route with this sketch!!! Such an amazing photo and a stunning layout!!!