Well it's the start of July and here we are already half way through the year! Today is my oldest daughter's birthday... She's turning 11! I can't believe how quickly she is growing up! It is going way too fast but I am so proud of the beautiful young lady she is becoming!
The start of a new month means a new sketch reveal at Stuck?! Sketches! I LOVED this sketch designed by the lovely Laura Whitaker! It was something a bit different for me, and I love that it challenged me! Here is the awesome sketch:
And here is my layout:
One of my favourite things about this sketch is how the photos are arranged in a strip! These photos are of my little cherub Eleanor at 3 1/2 months old! She's such a joyful baby, always happy and smiling! And that's what I wanted to capture with this layout.
I chose some bright patterned papers to start... The yellow background paper is from Echo Park and the others are We R Memory Keepers. I then mixed some pink watercolour paint with modeling paste and applied it through a stencil to create a base for the two main clusters.
Here are some closeups of my layout...
I love this Heidi Swapp 'happy' die!!! I can see myself using it many times! I mounted some thin strips of foam tape under it to lift it up. Also in this cluster I used a couple of flowers from D-Lish Scraps, a Heidi Swapp arrow, My Minds Eye Enamel dots, and a butterfly that I fussy cut from the We R Memory Keepers patterned papers.
A closeup of my journalling :) Those circle epoxy stickers are from the American Crafts Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine collection. They are really pretty! I also mounted these up with some foam tape for added dimension. (I think I'm a little addicted to foam tape, I can't seem to create a layout without it!!)
Here I included another fussy cut butterfly, some tangled thread to add some texture and interest, a BasicGrey resin flower, and a couple more enamel dots.
And one last butterfly (cos an odd number always looks best doesn't it??).
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 gorgeous layouts created by the other design team members - they are just wow! We would love YOU to join us this month by creating a layout inspired by this sketch and linking it up by the 29th July! 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!