Monday, February 8, 2016

Let's Get Sketchy: February Week 1

I'm really trying to get back into creating just for fun here, lately. It seems that I've fallen into a slump the last few years, and have only been making projects for assignments. So, I've turned to some sketch blogs for some quick inspiration.

I came across this one at Let's Get Sketchy...

The problem is that even with a sketch sometimes I don't know where to start. There are just too many options. So, when deciding if I want to try a sketch or not, I have to have some idea of what I want to do, or at least what products I want to work with. I guess that's why assignments are so good for take all the thinking out of it....because when you have to think, it then becomes work :) When I saw this one, I immediately decided on a photo of Oskar...with the Tiny Tots collection from Bella Blvd. 

Here is my take on the sketch:


I've also been trying to use more stamps on my layouts. I have a whole cabinet full of them that I hardly ever use. So, I pulled out a couple that I have from Stampin' Up!, and also a pretty ancient journal stamp...I think from Autumn Leaves?

Bella Blvd: Tiny Tots (Toy Chest, Alphabet Soup, Borders, Daily Details, Treasures & Text, Paper Pieces); Freestyle Sophisticates (Freestyle Banana); Ciao Chip (Stars & Hearts, Whatnots, Amorie Alpha Guacamole, Amorie Alpha Blueberry); Molly (Treasures & Text); Enamel Dots (Milk White, McIntosh); Tiny Text (Pretty Boy)
Stampin' Up!: Stamps(Extreme Elements, Off the Grid); Ink (Real Red, Basic Grey); Die (Chalk Talk)
Autumn Leaves: Journal Stamp
other: white cardstock

I'm definitely going to try to keep pulling out my stamps to use...along with some other tools that I've been neglecting. 
Loved this sketch! 

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Brenshevia Baker said...

Believe me I know exactly how you feel. At one point I was up to 9 assignments a month, made scrapping seem more like work than fun. Now I am just down to LGS and love it! I hope to be able to participate on more blogs now. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for joining us at LGS. We love having you here!

Kate Lai said...

Such a amazing page!Love all the details on your beautiful page!Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Lisa Kauschinger said...

Great photo and love your title! Thanks for sharing at LGS!

Cherished said...

Wonderful page. Glad you were inspired by the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy.

SomethingAboutMarie said...

Woww What a Fabulous page!!!! Love the picture, colors, elements and design!!!
Thank you for joining us @LGS!

Joefil said...

Amazing page, love it! Thank you for joining us @LGS :)

Brenda Caldow said...

Love your page so much. The colours are great and the photo is so cute. Thanks for joining in at Let's Get Sketchy.

Helene Bogren said...

This is so fun!! Love it!! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at LGS!

Astrid Zwaan said...

I know exactly what the same over here, I love what you did with the sketch, it's an amazing page!!
Thanks you for joining us at LGS!!