Monday, May 14, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #213

A new sketch was revealed this morning at Nuts About Sketches- a two-pager!! It was another fun sketch to work with. I used photos of my middle child at the park two summers ago.

This layout also works for a couple of challenges. The first is part of the "Mother May I" Crop at My Scraps and More. Challenge #1 (there are 18 of them!) was to used something on your layout that started with each of the letters of mother. I used:
M-masking tape (the decorative kind, I bought it in the office supply section of Target)
O- "Out and About" title T- Thickers (the ampersand) H- Heartbreaker font E- eleven photos R- Ranger ink The bonus challenge was to use something on your layout that you would find on a birthday present, I used tape.

The other challenge comes from the "thinking*through*design" blog, which was to use an analogous color scheme. I didn't set out with that purpose in mind on this layout, but I worked from the large polka dot paper and so I used blues and purples throughout the page. I also tried adding some trendy confetti to my layout, which happens to be the holes punched when I did the border strips for this page. I just put a few dots of glue down, sprinkled the dots over it and shook off the excess.


  1. This is a gorgeous layout! I love the sketch and you did a banner job with it. I think I will need to use it myself. I love that border punch and using the pieces for confetti was brilliant! Waste not. I love your subtle use of the blue, green, purple. And that flower sun is awesome! I have a flower stamp that is my favorite sun embellie too.

  2. Great job, I like how you outlined your title to make it stand out! Your daughter is adorable :)

  3. Great use of color. I love multi photo LO's and the colors complement without overpowering. Beautiful.