Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Stuck?! April 15th Sketch


It's already the middle of the month and that means that its time for the April 15th Stuck?! Sketches reveal!!

I am absolutely loving creating for Stuck?! Sketches!! Laura's sketches are awesome!! Here is the April 15th sketch...

Here is my layout that I created using this sketch...

We were very lucky to be able to go on a cruise in 2012 and these photos are of Abigail and Isaac heading to the pool for a swim on our cruise ship. I wanted to create a layout that was bright and fun for these photos! I started by swiping some blue (Tumbled Glass) Distress Ink on the background to create a base for my layers. Using the sketch as a guide, I then layered up my patterned papers and embellishments. The patterned papers that I've used are Simple Stories and I've also used quite a few die cuts (Bits & Pieces) from the same range.

Here are a few closeups of my layout...

I really struggled with the title for this layout, I just couldn't seem to find the right wording and when I did, it just didn't seem to fit! Eventually I just settled on "Swim" as my title... Its simple and to the point! I used some Bella sparkly chipboard letters for the title. I've also layered a couple of Simple Stories die-cuts next to the title with the sun mounted on foam tape for some added dimension.

Here I've clustered some embellishments from a few different manufacturers... An October Afternoon sticker, A D-Lish Scraps flair and resin flower, Bella Blvd stickers, and a Maggie Holmes chipboard button. I've also done some journalling on a tag and tucked it under this strip here (You can see the top of the tag with the hearts on it).

In this cluster here I've used a couple more resin roses and flair from D-Lish Scraps, Simple Stories die-cuts, and an October Afternoon sticker.

I am also joining in with the challenge at Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog this month which is:

I've included the following items:
S - Stickers, Sun, Simple Stories
T - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
A - Anchor die-cut
M - Maggie Holmes Chipboard button
P - Polka dot Patterned Paper, Polaroid frame

I hope that if you haven't done so already that you'll pop on over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog and take a look at the super inspiring layouts by my fellow design team members! We would love you to join us by creating a layout with the sketch and linking it up on the Stuck?! Sketches blog. You have until April 29th midnight EST to link up to be in the running for one of the prizes from our fabulous sponsors:

Thanks for taking the time to visit and for any comments that you leave! I do appreciate each one!



  1. Gorgeous!! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!

  2. The colors and prints are perfect with your photos. So fun! Great list of stashed items used. Thanks for joining in with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  3. Yes I can't believe it is the middle of the month already! Love your layout, the papers are vibrant and love the patterns too! And great take on the sketch too!

  4. Such a fantastic page, the colours and accents are just so perfect for these photos!

  5. Awesome layout!Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash

  6. Lovely bright layout. Love it

  7. Love the bright colors and fun elements you included on your page. Thanks for joining us @ Scrap Our Stash!!

  8. What a great summer layout! Love the bright colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!!

  9. This looks great, bright & cheery and perfect for your photos! Thanks for dropping by my blog recently too xxx

  10. Gorgeous fun layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  11. Beautiful page Mandy, love the fun colors! thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

  12. awesome layout! Love the stash elements you used on your layout. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  13. Awesome Mandy! I love the bright colours - they're so appropriate to the theme.