Thursday, 18 October 2012

Sketch Time

Tracee here with my first post as a DT member (I love how that sounds lol)
I love to work with sketches and was delighted to be asked if I wanted to share some with you all
There are lots of sketch sites on the web and I frequent quite a few of them, today’s sketch is from a new (to me) site I found called and I like the lots of small picture sketches there
When using a sketch you don’t have to use all of it. Sometimes I use just the photo placement or sometimes it is just the placement of the pattern paper. I usually look at each section as an element for instance if the sketch shows circles you can adapt it to be stars square’s, flowers whatever fits your papers and picture

This was the sketch I chose to work with as I wanted to scrap these fun pictures of my youngest daughter and my Granddaughter when they found some blackberries at the end of our garden.

I started by roughly tearing my paper into strips using longer strips on one side adding strips of tape too, I tucked the pictures into the torn strips and then joined the 2 with the large gate sticker from Echo Park This N That Graceful range which you can find in the shop here (will list all supplies at the end). I like to add as many little embellishments as I can so I added some machine stitching, brads and more stickers from the sticker sheets. I usually prefer hidden journaling and so tucked a Journaling card down in behind the photo to write my story on. After stitching across the letter stickers I used the stray ends to tie the sign to the gate sticker so that it hangs across the gate.

A couple of close ups

My layered cluster and a close up of the cotton tied onto the gate, isn't that bumble bee sticker from the EP element sticker sheet so very cute!

You don't have to be to precise when tearing, as you can see I just tore randomly the width of the strip I wanted.

Thanks for popping by, we'd love to see your creations if you decide to use the sketch

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Tracey said...

This layout is awesome! I love it!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Such a fabulous layout, Tracee! Those pictures are priceless. Love your take on this sketch, and congratulations on being on this DT! They're so lucky to have you!

Now, if only I could get you on MY DT!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeee the colors and the photos!!!!

Em Stafrace said...

Wow love your take on the sketch Tracee thanks for sharing 'Page Drafts' :))