Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Sketchbook: sketch #8

Well, I did it!

I challenged myself to make a card & a layout for each sketch 
and finish within the first week of June.
(I needed to do this because last year, I hardly touched any of the sketches
and I didn't want to waste my money this year and sign up again & then not do them.)

Well, yesterday, I finished my layout and card for the last sketch!

So, here is the layout I made with Sketch #8:

Sketchbook: Sketch 8 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #scrapbookinglayouts

I used some Crate Paper patterned paper as my background.
I also wanted to use some of these Crate Paper chipboard frames that I 
had from their The Pier collections, but they were a little too yellowy to match 
the background paper, so I painted them with white acrylic paint.
The chipboard letters from the title are Pink Paislee from 2009 or so --
I had bought three packages at one point and was struggling to find a title
I could create with the letters I had leftover. LOL!

Sketchbook: Sketch 8 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #scrapbookinglayouts

A few close-ups.

Sketchbook: Sketch 8 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #scrapbookinglayouts

I stamped the "far from perfect..." stamp (above) and the "for the books" stamps (below)
from the stamp set I got when I signed up for the class in Altenew Paper Bag ink.
Sketchbook: Sketch 8 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #scrapbookinglayouts

Sketchbook: Sketch 8 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #scrapbookinglayouts

This sticker is from Little Yellow Bicycle and it's from the same time
 as the chipboard letters, because I remember using them to scrapbook our
trip to Denver that we took in 2009.
I love using up things from my stash!

And for my card, I used Papertrey Ink's Wee One stamp set
along with my new Altenew inks.

Sketchbook: Sketch 8 Leigh Penner @leigh148 #cards

I love these new colours! 
The deer is stamped in Paper Bag, the larger bird in Caramel Toffee,
the rabbit in Buttercream, the butterfly in Frosty Pink,
the smaller bird in Grapevine, the fox in Coral Berry
and the leaves in Frayed Leaf.

Thanks for looking!


Miriam Prantner said...

Love the grid/frames and such a cute card!

Ruthich said...

Well done for getting them finished! I love your layouts, they really are so simple and clear - perfect for story telling. Love the card too. I enjoy reading your blog :)

!neke said...

Leigh, those frames are great and the card is lovely !
Great pastels you used !

Charlene said...

Love the frames on your LO, awesome design! And your card is adorable!

KayM said...

Your scrapbook page is adorable! What cute boys! Your card ... oh so sweet! I always tell my kids for mother's day, all I want is for them to pose for pictures :)

I Card Everyone said...

Good for you, Leigh!! What an accomplishment... and those boys are very sweet - so nice they are close. You really have me considering the Altenew inks... how would you compare them to other brands? Such as juiciness and coverage? I get really upset when I receive a new pad and it seems dry - argh!
=] Michele