Sunday, December 5, 2010

Guest Designer for My Little Sketch Book 12-05-10

It has been a pleasure to guest design this year for Liz Qualman's My Little Sketch Book.  I have loved Liz's sketches from day one, so it has been an honor and a privilege to work with her this year.  This will be the end of this particular project but certainly not the end of using her sketches, that's for sure!

Here is Liz's sketch for this week:

Isn't it wonderful? So many possiblities with this one. Since I received  my sketch at a busy time of year, I was glad that it was fairly simple in design. I decided to go with one large photo instead of two because I had just printed out this awesome photo of darling granddaughter Marianne playing in the water.  To simplify even more, I used some Websters Pages Seaside Retreat papers to do some of my work for me! (These papers were a gift from Floren at Generations Crafting.  Thanks, Floren! And here is a link to those papers.)  

I love a page with lots of layers, so this was fun to do.  I did only a moderate amount of distressing and inking this time but did use a stamp in place of the journaling round.  (I have not yet circled the month .. have to check with my dd on the date.)

I had a Dusty Attic piece from one of my previous Swirldoos kits and used it in place of the narrow strip across the lower third of the layout.  I inked it with TH Vintage Photo and stickled it with the Distress Stickles of the same color. Then added 3 rosettes in place of buttons.  My flowers are a combination of Prima and Petaloo.

Of course, I had to bring in some Prima swirls! I've gotten very spoiled to my Prima florals and bling!

Just a close-up  of the Dusty Attic scroll.  I wanted to use it because it reminded me of wrought iron fencing around a back yard.

My title was a quick and easy use of American Crafts Nutmeg hickers.  Thought it was kind of fun to use a rosette to dot my "i."    Lastly, I took my photos and went back to cooking Thanksgiving pies!

Thanks for coming by! I hope you will visit Liz's blog and see what the other designers have done with this same sketch.  I hope you can join us and  use this sketch some time soon! Again, many thanks to Liz for having me as one of her designers this year!


  1. Great picture of your granddaughter Sandi, and the lo is awesome. Love the papers and that Dusty Attic scroll work! Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. She is so cute!! Love this LO Sandi! The Dusty Attic scroll is perfect. The paper is gorgeous.

  3. Beautiful as always! Love the scroll work, the rosettes, paper and that super pretty corner spray of flowers.

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  5. Gorgeous layout Sandi, Congrats on being chosen to design for Liz!!!

  6. Wow Sandi! what a beautiful layout and you certainly out did yourself with the sketch.. congrats! :) Love those papers, the layering and the placement of the flowers.. Stunning to say the least!

  7. Gorgeous work!! I love your interpretation of the sketch!!

  8. Really love what you made with this sketch !
    Céline from France