Friday, 1 May 2015

Stuck?! Sketches May 1st DT Reveal

Hi there!

Today I am sharing my design team layout for the May 1st sketch at Stuck?! Sketches.Take a look at the wonderful sketch created by our very talented sketch designer Laura Whitaker...

The photos that I wanted to use for this layout were vertical so I decided to rotate the sketch like this:

And here is my layout...
"Hey Rock Star"

I just love these super cute photos of Isaac pretending to be a rock star! I don't know about you but when I purchase papers and embellishments I don't usually have in mind the exact photos that I'm going to use with them, but this time I did! When I saw the Max collection from Bella Blvd, I knew I had to purchase it just so that I could scrap these photos!

I started my layout by applying inks to my background using plastic packaging. This is an easy yet effective technique that I picked up from watching Missy Whidden's process videos. The inks that I used include Heidi Swapp Color Shine (green), Dylusions Ink Spray (yellow), Glimmer Mist (blue), and Distress Ink (orange). I love the fun and messy look that this created! I then painted black Color Shine around the rim of a plate and pressed it down onto my layout to make the circle.

Here are some closeups of my layout...

At the top of my layout here I used a couple of stickers from My Minds Eye, as well as one of the coordinating stickers from Bella Blvd. I mounted a couple with foam tape to give them some height and added interest.

I only wanted to use two photos on my layout so I replaced the third photo in the sketch with this 'Rock Star' card, which I also used as part of my title!

Here you can see that I used some more stickers from the Max collection as well as some sequins. The tab at the side of the photo that says 'be yourself' is attached to my hidden journalling tag.

And here is my journalling!

I am also joining in with the challenge at Artastic Challenge Blog. The challenge criteria is to use stars on your project and to be inspired by this artwork:

What a cool challenge, and just perfect for these photos of my little rock star!!

If you haven't done so already, I hope that you'll pop 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 with this sketch and linking it up on the Stuck?! Sketches blog. You will be in the running for one of the fabulous prizes from our lovely sponsors:

Thank you so much visiting and also for any comments that you leave - I do enjoy reading each one!



  1. Love love love this! LOVING the colors and those adorable photos!!!!!!!!!!

  2. This is awesome and supercool... Such a colourful and bright page. Thank you for playing with our challenge at ARTastic :)

  3. Well Mandy you certainly have that star criteria covered :) Many thanks for sharing with us on ARTastic.

  4. This is way too cute. Love that background paper. A gorgeous page with super cute photos. Thanks for sharing this with us at ARTastic.

  5. What a gorgeous take on our ARTastic challenge! Love how you've done the inked up bg - gives such a nice balance to the pp! And I really like how you've gotten some dimension in there, too.....thanks so much for joining us this month:):)

  6. You definitely have covered the star criteria :-), it's great. Love your page, it is beautifully bright and fun. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at ARTastic.

  7. Love your page, the bright colors are fabulous! I have been using that technique with water colours paints lately too!

  8. Great fun layout and you really nailed the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at ARTastic.

  9. I love all the colours and stars on this page. A super cool boy page! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic :)

  10. Fabulous layout for fabulous photos... everything is so vibrant and happy. I love your background and embellishments... and what a great idea for making your circle! Thank you for playing along at ARTastic. Cheers, Di

  11. Perfect layout for the challenge at ARTastic , thank you for joining in , and what a cute little rock Star