Friday, September 3, 2010

Recital ... Revisited ~ SOUS Sept 3

Woohoo! It's Friday again and I've got a 4 day weekend! I'm so looking forward to that!

And of course, with it being Friday .. it's time for another reveal at  Stuck on U Sketches ! There is lots going on this weekend at SOUS .. we have announced our new design team members (congrats, ladies!) and we have a new sketch posted.  Additionally, our current DT was challenged to use some papers donated by Glitz Design.  This is the Distressed Collection and it is gorgeous! The 3 of us always get really excited to see how the other members of the team use the same paper.  Of course, we hope you play along .. using the papers of your choice! And one last thing .. we have blog candy donated by Glitz, so leave a comment at SOUS to be in the drawing and respond by September 9th.

Okay, on to the layout.  The colors of this paper collection were perfect for some photos I took at my dgd Malerie's Senior Recital .. the repeat version played for those of us who couldn't get to OBU on a week night.  Thanks, Mal! It was fantastic music played by one extremely talented gal. How do they memorize one solid hour of music? Anyway, Maleries wore a black satin dress with a red collar and lots of rhinestone jewelry.  Talk about matching photos to paper .. I was all over this one LOL!

Here is a close-up of one of the flower clusters  .. all Prima from Generations Crafting except for the floral vine which was from Angelica's Etsy store.  The rhinestone flourish is one I've had on hand forever from Zva.  Was glad to finally use it up! 

I thought the black and white striped paper was representative of a piano keyboard and that the curve of the sketch mimicked the lines of a grand piano.  I love how that all came together.  I didn't get a close-up but there is a row of black lace that I placed at the top of the LO which reminded me of the curtain on a stage.  I added some black stones along the lace to dress it up even more.

My photo mat was cut with my Cricut Sentimentals cartridge .. by now you know it's my fave!  I chalked it in red and added some red stones to the top.

My title is a combination of black MME Lush alphas and Opposites Attract for the word revisited in red.

Lastly, a close-up of the red ribbon from my stash ..  and one of my flowers cut with Graphically Speaking. I actually cut a whole mat of flowers but they just didn't suit me as well as the Prima for this particular page.

This was a fun sketch .. so I hope you will play with us this time. You have 2 weeks to complete your project.  And let me just put in a plug here that Generations Crafting will be carrying all the new lines of Glitz Designs.  Be sure to check it out HERE.   And you can use my referal code for 5% off your first order ... ref-ku7ys.

Now let me hear a round of applause for our newest SOUS team members:  Fern Riley, Debbie Burnes, Beatriz Guzman, Annette, Stine and Lisa McIntyre (Bug Junkie).  Welcome aboard, ladies! You will soon be receiving an email from Leah with further information.


  1. beautiful LO Sandi love your DGD dress ...
    stunning luv annette x:)

  2. Oh, Sandy, this layout is just beautiful!!!

  3. gorgeous layout Sandi Ness xx

  4. Love your work as always Sandi! The flowers are so beautifukl, and the colors go so well with the pictures! Also love the lace on top!!

    Thank you so much for letting me join you! Am so excited.

  5. Beautiful LO!! Love what you did w/ the ribbon. And all the flowers...Wow!!

  6. Sandi, Malerie is just beautiful!!! And your layout is so elegant!! That black lace and red ribbon are gorgeous!! And I love your flower cluster!!! Gorgeous job gf!!!
    And I'm so happy to be part of your wonderful team!! I can't wait to get started!! Have a wonderful 4 days!!! Hugs!!!

  7. I really think this is great and the matching photo to paper! LOL! perfect! The flowers are super gorgeous on here...all looks dynamite together!!!!!

  8. gorgeous Sandi, you ain't kiddin you were all over matching pics to paper...looks great. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog this am! xxx, Staci

  9. Beautiful as usual, Sandi! Love the combo of stripes and dots! And those Prima's... absolutely gorgeous! Have a happy holiday weekend!

  10. Sandi - your grand daughter is so beautiful and has such a sweet smile! Your layout is stunning as they all are! You have such a way with your flower clusters! I'm so excited to be joining you, Leah and Nanne over at SOUS! Can't wait to get my first sketch! Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!

  11. Sandi this is GORGEOUS.... I love the sketch and your take and papers are perfect.... oh look at the rhinestones. PERFECT and flowers.... you know this is my kind of page. LOVE IT.
    Great choices for designers as always. Someday I can commit the time and will want to apply for this team!
    And I will be jumping in on this sketch but not till Thursday and will be on the TuesdayTreat blog as Shes A Sassy Lady is booked all week. My brain is going wild with this beautiful sketch!!! TFS your wonderful talent!

  12. Sandi,
    I love all the stunning detail in this! I really love the flowers and your trims. The bling and everything go so well with your photos! Just stunning! I'm sorry to be mia from your blog for so busy with school here lately!
    I see lots of inspiration, though!
    Kim xXx

  13. Sandi your DGD is beautiful and you did her justice with the layout. It is georgeous!

  14. It's great to meet a fellow Texan. Love all of the beautiful detail in your layout.

  15. Gorgeous layout Sandi! Love the paper and what a perfect match it was for your photo's!