Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge #38 "Sketch"

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Good morning all,

Welcome to another Lasting Memories challenge.  This week Karen came up with a sketch challenge.  I really don't do so well on them.  Sketches are a bit intimidating to me, because I can't add or take anything away.  You get the sketch and that is what you HAVE to do ... but, it does get me thinking a bit outside of my safety zone.  I also don't do so well with different size pictures and this week's sketch has three different sizes.  I sure had to dig through a bunch of pictures and finally decided on my oldest son's graduation.  I've been meaning to scrap these anyway and this was just perfect timing.  Lately I think Karen is in my head because she seems to know what I need to scrap...hehehe  or maybe it's just coincidence...

This week's sketch is all about cirlces and here is what we had to work with

and this is what I came up with

I cut the circles at 8, 7.5, 4.5 and 2.5 inches.  This was the hardest part of the layout because I wasn't sure how big to make my circles, but I think it worked out perfect.  I did faux stitch around all the circles just to give them some pop.  I used the corresponding colors with each circle and then off layed the picture into the circles.

I usually don't like using stickers, but I think "graduate" was also a great addition as they were also circles.  I added some red glitter glue to the top of the stickers to make it look like they were pinned to the wall...I really love this paper and think it matched great with the background of DS's biggest picture.  It all kinda blends in...

My journaling just says:  Carl graduated in May of 2010.  His pictures were taken at the Falls, in an alley downtown and at the Japanese Gardens.  I can't believe how fast time went by!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.


  1. I love this layout Brenda. The background paper is perfect and I love the how the red and blue you used make the photos pop. All your little details are wonderful. Great job.

  2. Love how you matched your b/g paper to the picture bricks! COOL! :) What a handsome guy, and a great l/o!

  3. Brenda this layout looks wonderful! I love the sketch!

  4. Brenda... this turned out really good. Your title is great!! I'm glad you showcased a closer picture... love the brads (It think that is what you did?) in each circle. Everything matches so nicely!! Wonderful work!!

  5. Brenda, your layout is great. I too, love the look of the background with the pics! Great nailed the sketch! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a sweet comment.
    Happy Crafting

  6. Wonderful LO! The colors work so well together.

  7. Love your layout! I should try some sketches too! Turned out great!
    esigmon at cox dot net

  8. Your post made me laugh. Glad you're enjoying the challenges and getting out of your box!! This is great and you did awesome with the sketch! Beware, there's more to come! LOL!


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