Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sketchabilities Reveal # 113

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you have your taxes done and that you are ready for a little creative time! It's Reveal Day over at Sketchabilities and we are unveiling sketch # 113 by the fabulous Karan Gerber! I think this is one of my fave sketches since my term began .. but indeed, I do love them all. 

Today's layout is extra special to me because I've used a photo of my mom and my aunt Fonsene from 1951. I consider myself so fortunate to have so many family photos from days gone by. My mom had a large photo album with so many wonderful photos in it. Of course, she had many others in photo sleeves. But I loved looking through that old album with it's black pages and little photo corners. Even after it began falling apart, it touched my heart in a special way .. telling me the importance of family and friends .. and even more that you need to document that as a blessing to your children.  Scrapping has become an art form for me but I need to remember how my pages can bless my children and grandchildren, reassuring them how important they are. Even my husband feels important when he sees that I've scrapped him! 

Here in the upper right corner you can see some of the stenciling (Prima) I did with molding paste and Lindy's Stamp Gang mist. I adore some of Prima's newer vines and used them here.  There is also some stenciling in the lower left corner. I've used a Creative Embellishments Grunge music note border stamp  in the upper left corner (see first photo.) And it just so happens that Creative Embellishments is sponsoring Sketchabilities for this Reveal. Hop on over there for all the details! 

If you look really hard, you can see my Prima stitching stamp under the vine. I followed along fairly closely to the sketch this time although I did use a notecard in place of a second photo.  A little punching and distressing were perfect for this sketch! There are so many ways you could go with this one though. 

Here is the sketch for this time! You will have until the 28th to get this one uploaded. Can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget that Creative Embellishments is sponsoring Sketchabilities for this Reveal. Hop on over there for all the details! 

Many thanks for coming by.
 I always love reading your sweet comments! 


  1. This layout really touched my heart. The photo is so special and it shows through this layout. I love the stenciling, mist, and the vine. They all make this a very beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs - Ginger
    p.s. The Butterfly is gorgeous!!!

  2. This is gorgeous!! I love love love that photo and the flowers!!!!!!!

  3. Beautiful page Sandi!! love the green mist in the background with the stencil work and the vintage photo, lovely details! xo

  4. Sandi your layout certainly caught my eye in the reveal for #113. I especially love the floral spray beside that gorgeous photo.

  5. Very beautiful flowers vintage photos! Love!

  6. Wonderful vintage page. Love the misting, gesso & lovely details!!

  7. Oh wow....so stunning and beautiful! Looooove the colouring here! ;-)