Monday, April 09, 2012

H2H Challenges: Sketch

Time for another challenge over at Heart 2 Heart!  This week is one of my favorite kinds of challenges....SKETCHES!  Prior to sketches, the majority of the time I spent on a project was planning it.  How will I lay out the design?  Where to put this photo and where to put that sentiment?  Sometimes the trouble planning would prevent me from creating anything at all!  Sometimes, now I don't need any help.  However, whenever I'm struggling with a project or need to get my creative mojo flowing, I look for a sketch.

The sketch this week is perfect for a card, but I chose to modify it for a scrapbook page.  If you've followed my blog for awhile, you know that I don't do too many single page layouts.  I am definitely a two-page kind of gal.  However, there was a story that I wanted to preserve, so I knew this sketch would be perfect for documenting it.  

Here is my layout and the sketch is below.  

CTMH Supplies Used:
Paper: Grey Wool CS,  Buttercup CS, Colonial White CS, Dotty for You B&T (available April 17th)
Non-CTMH Supplies Used:
ATG Adhesive (Scotch)

The front of the journaling tag reads...
April 6, 2012
Today I took you to pick up your glasses.  After you put them on, you walked over to the eye chart and proceeded to read every line on the chart with 100% accuracy.  I was so happy, I cried.  You were so happy you said, "I can't get the smile off my face."

I also have an apology to my son on the back of the tag for him to find years from now.  An apology for not realizing that he couldn't see.  Two weeks ago, he failed his eye test when he went in for his doctor's appointment for his ADHD.  I immediately took him to the eye doctor, where I found out that he could not even read the second line of the eye chart!   His grades have suffered recently and now I can't help but wonder how many times we got on to him for not "focusing", when in actuality he literally couldn't focus.  

Now he has glasses and just try to get him to take them off.  He loves them!  And a little funny note, when he picked them out he stated that he wanted "Leonard glasses".  If you follow "The Big Bang Theory", you'll know what that means. LOL
I created the title by a technique that I learned from my upline, Sherri Tozzi's blog.  I simply stamped on the Dimensional Elements with a swirl stamp and then went over the swirls with liquid glass, covering not only the stamped image, but also some of the surround white areas.  After the liquid glass dries, simply sponge ink colors onto the letters, starting with the lightest color first.  Lastly, wipe off the residual ink and voila!
Here's the sketch that my layout was based on.

Love the paper?  This is part of the Dotty for You special that is available for customers on April 17th.  You can find details at the top of my blog under promotions.  I'll be back later this week as a part of a blog hop featuring this beautiful paper line.

Until next time...


  1. What an awesome layout! LOVE that smile--you can't help but smile just looking at it! And the glasses are great--particularly that he doesn't want to take them off (sure beats the alternative!) Blessings, Sharon

  2. What a happy layout! So glad the glasses are making a difference!

  3. I LOVE this layout - love the color combos (in fact I'm working with this *dotted* paper right now for a layout) and will be 'scooping' some ideas from this. Keep the great inspiration coming!

  4. Everything about this layout is so fun! I love the row of buttons and the photo is priceless. We love that show at our house and your son is right on trend with his glasses choice! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I am now a follower of yours.


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