Monday, 2 November 2015

Stuck?! Sketches November 1st Design Team Layout

Hi there!

I'm excited to share with you the latest sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches! It's a fun sketch, and for this challenge we are partnering up with Scrap it with a Song. They have chosen "Octopus Garden" by the Beatles as their inspiration song, you can find out all of the details about how to play along with their challenge over on their blog. So lets get started, and take a look at the sketch...

I decided to combine the two challenges and play along with the challenge at Scrap it with a Song as well. I was inspired by the underwater theme of the song "Octopus Garden", and so I scrapped an underwater photo of Isaac from when we were on holidays recently.

I started my layout off by "smooshing" some ink onto my background using plastic packaging. I then added some texture paste through a stencil, which I think looks a bit like bubbles!

I've used a combination of papers from Heidi Swapp, Graphic 45, and We R Memory Keepers. They are all scraps that I've had in my stash for awhile, and the colours all seemed to work well with my photo.

So, lets take a look at some closeups...

I added some cute little felt sea themed embellishments from Sassafras that I've had in my stash for years, and I thought they were perfect for this page! In this cluster here you can see that I also added a die cut from Heidi Swapp, and a flair from D-lish Scraps. Up on the top corner of the photo I added a Freckled Fawn arrow paperclip (love these!).

For my title I used a die-cut word from Simple Stories and a black thickers word. I think they work well together to create an eye catching title! I used black thread to form the circles on my layout.

Here's one last closeup to show you the layers and details on my layout.

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 fabulous layouts created 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 by November 29th! The randomly chosen winners will receive a prize from one of our very generous sponsors:

We will also be choosing one scrapbooker from each of our challenges to be a guest designer with us at a later date!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my layout! Thank you also to those who take the time to leave a comment - it is very much appreciated!



  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the photo, the circles and all the splatters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Such a pretty page, love the background details!

  3. Such a pretty page. I love all the water color and texture paste that you have used. Thank you playing along with us at SIWAS.

  4. Such a beautiful layout, I love all these colors!
    Thanks for playing with Scrap it With a Song

  5. Great LO and awesome photograph!! Thanks for joining us at SIWAS.

  6. So many wonderful colors and textures on this page! I love the background you created, especially the bubbles as well as all your fun embellies! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Wow, cool page ! That photo is awesome !! Love the colors too, thanks for playing with us at Siwas!