Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Little Shop of Sketches Wednesday!

It's Wednesday here where I live and that means it's time for something from Little Shop of Sketches!

The girls there have been so gracious about letting me stay on the design team even with a two + month hiatus. But I'm back! It's so good to be back :)

I decided to come back with paper scrapbooking because well, my computer has been (and still is) having challenges and it's just nice to get in there and physically handle things. Looking at my beautiful products just inspires me :)

This is Tanya's Sketch #53:

And this is my take on it:
This is a glossy finish double-sided paper. The grunge feel and the turquoise colors with the rather Hawaiian feel just make me think of my sisters. I don't know why ...

I liked both sides of the paper, so I thought why not cut out the rectangular section and just flip it around? Brilliant, right? Well, it would have been brilliant if my cuts were perfect. I tried, but I can't make perfect right angle cuts (especially four of them) even when I try my hardest. I'd blame it on the paper cutter, but I have this problem with all my paper cutters, so maybe it's just me.
So, the rectangle didn't quite fit, which warps the paper a bit, but that's ok. I reattached it with staples. Blue staples :)

Cosmo Cricket Blackout chipboard letters and American Crafts letter stickers.

I looked everywhere for a turquoise cardstock (for the picture mat) that would match the paper. I even considered raspberry or red ... and nothing seemed to be right! I was very frustrated. Then I noticed this tissue paper sticking out of my gift wrap box ... and thought it might work. It did! And it gives some fun texture.

Misc. lace, ribbon and trims and a Basic Grey sticker finish it off.

It's actually pretty simple. I kept thinking I needed to do something more. But, the paper is so detailed and the colors work. Maybe simple is better. It's so hard for me not to put so much onto and into my layouts. Maybe that's why I don't get many done ...

Anyway, I encourage you to head over to the Little Shop of Sketches blog to check out the other lovely ladies' work and be sure to use the sketch! If you create a layout, please upload it to the gallery and you'll be entered to win a prize :)

I hope you like it!


1 comment:

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