Friday, 15 May 2015

Stuck?! Sketches May 15th DT Reveal


It's time for another sketch to be revealed at Stuck?! Sketches!! Do you love working with sketches when you create?? I do! I love how they are a great jumping off point and can give you fresh design ideas! I really enjoy browsing through all the wonderful entries by our participants at Stuck?! and seeing how everyone puts their own spin on the sketch!

So without further ado, here is the next sketch designed by Laura Whitaker for Stuck?! Sketches...

And here is my take on the sketch...

"You are Precious"

How sweet is that photo?!... Eleanor's cute little feet when she was 2 weeks old... Just so adorable!!

I used Heidi Swapp papers for this layout, from both the Dreamy and Serendipity collections. I love the combination of pink and mint together! I felt like this layout was calling for some haberdashery items and so I included some lace, ribbon, pearl string, a button, and a crocheted heart. I even pulled out a needle and thread and did some hand stitching which I haven't done in ages! I love how all of these elements work well together to give the layout a soft and textured feel.

Here are some closeups...

I used a Heidi Swapp word combined with some thickers for my title. In my little cluster next to the title I've included a crocheted heart and a couple of paper flowers from D-Lish Scraps.

In place of the second photo in the sketch, I used this card that I cut from a sheet of Simple Stories patterned paper. I just love this phrase - its so appropriate for the photo!

And to finish the layout off I've created a cluster of sweet little things on the right hand side of the photo. I chose some more D-Lish goodies including the paper flowers, the resin flower, the peg and the doily. The 'Loved' die cut was from a pack of American Crafts project life embellishments.

I am also entering this layout into this month's challenge at Scrap Around the World. The challenge is to be inspired by this mood board...

I was inspired by the colours in the picture of the ice cream and also by the image of the feet which inspired me to scrap a photo of my baby's precious little feet!

If you haven't done so already, I hope that you'll pop on over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog and take a look at the amazing layouts by my fellow design team members! We would love you to play along with us by creating a layout inspired by this sketch and linking it up on the Stuck?! Sketches blog! The randomly chosen winner will receive a prize from one of our very generous sponsors:

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for your lovely comments also!



  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the stitching and that precious photo!!!!!

  2. This is a pretty page !! Thank you for joining us at SATW Epic Events xx

  3. Gorgeous page! Thanks for playing along at SATW for our EPIC EVENT!!

  4. Oh such an adorable photo and you have scrapped it perfectly with the beautiful layout!

  5. Beautiful page, I love this !! Thank you for joining us at SATW Epic Event :)
    Lydie Denis.

  6. Wonderful page with soft colors and lovely embellishments!
    Thanks so much for joining us at SATW Epic event 2015.

  7. This is precious! Love the paper layers, the cute embellishments and of course the stunning photo! All the best from SATW! :)

  8. love this sketch as well ... I will try it !
    your LO is so beautiful, so sweet ... and precious !

  9. This is so adorable Mandy! Thanks for joining the Epic Event at SATW.

  10. So pretty and precious! Thank you for celebrating this special event with us at Scrap Around the World!

  11. Absolutely stunning, love the soft layers and use of ribbon!

  12. So precious! Thank you for joining us at SATW Epic Event!