Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sketchabilities Sketch

It's funny how one sketch site leads you to another!  I came across this sketch site because I found some of their old sketches on another sketch website.  I thought, hm....I really like these sketches, I should find this website!  Boy, I'm glad I did. 
When I first started using sketches, all of the sketches were very linear and very simplistic.  Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with those sketches!  But when I started finding sketches like these from sketchabilities and the ones I find at Sassy 'Lil Sketches, I really started being able to layer my pages.  I went from a pretty simplistic looking page to the pages you see now.  Full of lots of little layers of personality.  I really like that!  So, I just want to say thanks to Karan Gerber and others who have helped me break out of my little scrappy box! is the page I made with today's sketch.  These are the last two pictures from my nephew's first birthday this past summer.  I just loved the picture of him looking at my brother.  So sweet - I wish I a good photo of the next pic - him swiping blue frosting all over my brother!  Halleigh watched for a little while, but then she got tired of having to wait to get her piece of cake! 
Here is a closeup of my cluster on the left hand side.  I had a strip of Presto Patterns paper that I spritzed with Cherry Limeade Glimmer Mist and tied with with a Pacific Point ribbon.  I added a few strips of patterned paper as well as a strip of material (the bashful blue/red polka dot strip) and a strip of Real Red Tasteful Trims large ric rac piece.  I used a rhinestone arrow to highlight the cake and added a few embellishments from Pretty Little Studiop for the title.  I added Dazzling diamonds to the icing and this time added chunky red glitter on the cherry.  I backed it again with red glimmer paper. 
I honestly have no idea why this will not turn the right way.....I have tried 4 times to fix it, so you'll just have to turn your head sideways here!  Sorry!
On top of the top note die cut, I stamped the Happy Birthday stamp onto Bashful Blue.  I colored in the number 1 and added a little Dazzling Diamonds to it.  For a finishing touch, I put crystal effects around the edge and added more chunky red glitter to the edge. 

Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Presto Patterns, Celebrations DSP, red glimmer paper
Accessories:  crystal effects, chunky red glitter, dazzling diamonds glitter, pacific point grosgrain ribbon, material from christmas mini, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, top note die cut, tasteful trims die cut, cherry limeade Glimmer Mist, Rhinestone arrow (Kaisercraft?), birthday and cupcake embellishments (Pretty Little Studio), black dot strip (Making Memories)


Leena Girsa said...

This is a wonderful interpretation of the sketch! Your blog is following from SC #342. Hope you'll return the favor when you get a chance.

Shona said...

great take on the sketch....beautiful layout!