Thursday, 28 November 2013

Your 1st Christmas - Nov 1st Stuck?! Sketch


Today I am sharing my layout that I created using the November 1st Stuck?! sketch. I had a lot of fun joining in with one of their sketch challenges last month... I used the sketch to create a double page layout!! If you'd like to take a look at my entry for last month, you can see it here. I thought I would give this a go again, using a single page sketch to create a double layout (which is the format that I most like to scrap in). Sooo, here is the awesome sketch that I used...

And here is my layout...

What better time of year than now to catch up on those Christmas layouts that I always put off doing!! This was Isaac's first Christmas. He was only 4 months old... and now he is 6!! I do have a few of these Christmas layouts to catch up on!!

I didn't stick to the sketch religiously, but rather I used it as a starting point. The first thing I did was turn the sketch on its side so that the banner and photos ran horizontal across the page. I also added an extra photo as I had more room to play with being a double layout.

Here are some closeups to show you some more detail...

For my title I used AC Thickers as well as Kaisercraft letters and Mini Alphas. I added a banner above the title to create a sense of fun... This was made using a die-namics die with co-ordinating patterned papers. You can also see some of my background work in this photo... I used distress ink with two different templates - the chevron one is Kaisercraft and the polka dots one is Prima. I like the effect of the two layered on top of one another to give the background some depth.

What's a Christmas layout without some sparkle?!! I added a couple of glittery MAMBI chippies along with some sequins and rhinestones to give my layout the sparkle that it needed! I fussy-cut those doilies from the Kaisercraft patterned paper and layered them behind the photo to replace the stars in the sketch.

I also fussy-cut that little Christmas Tree from the patterned paper and added some rhinestones to finish it off before mounting it with foam tape.

Some more sequins, glittery chipboard, and another fussy-cut doily. I also added this Amy Tangerine die-cut 'Spread the Love', which I thought was appropriate.

There's only a couple more days left if you want to join in with this challenge at Stuck?!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my layout. Thanks for your lovely comments as well - I love to read them!!

Until next time... Happy Scrapping!



  1. This is gorgeous!! I love love love love the photos, the colors and the banner!!!!!

  2. Wow you did a great job converting this sketch to a 2 page layout, love the banner and background, great touches! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! hope to see you again soon!

  3. I love how you made this into a 2 page layout. I love making 2 page layouts. Everything about your layout just pops off the page. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?!

  4. Wow! love how you convert the sketch into a two page layout! great job! Thank you so much for playing along at Stuck?!

  5. Great take on the sketch! And wow, love the colors and your photos are so adorable. Thanks for joining in at Stuck?!