Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lasting Memories #50 Sketch w a Twist and DT call

Good morning scrapbookers and friends

today is another Sunday filled with Lasting Memories.  Not only is there a new challenge, but Karen is also looking for new Design Team members.  So if you are interested in getting on the DT, all you have to do is play along EVERY week in August.  That's how I got on the DT and I've been having a blast doing it.  Karen and the other ladies are so inspirational and encouraging.  So, if you have thought about it, get that layout done and join in the fun.

Today I am showing you a layout we needed to do following a sketch.  I am actually getting better at these types of challenges.  In fact, I think these are my best layouts now.  Our challenge this week was not only to follow a sketch but to also add buttons...well that's no problem for me until I finished my layout and forgot to use them...hahaha.  

Here is the sketch
 and here is what I did
 The title was cut with my E-Craft out of butterfly pattern paper to match my background.  It was great having the challenge as the "title" two weeks ago, now I incorporated that into this week also.  I also inked around the edges to soften it a bit.
 We were supposed to "cluster" the bottom with embellishments and ribbon and buttons... 
Yes, they are there now, I had to trade them out with the rhinestones I originally had in the center of the flowers...LOL  The rattle, ducky and bottle were wood cut outs I had gotten at the dollar store.  I used my sharpies to color them and then used my blending pen to pull the color off the main part and highlight the background.  The flowers were from my stash and were completely white.  I added some homemade glimmer mist and turned them a soft pink.  The ribbon was from my "baby" stash and I layered it??? to form the ripple affect...each piece shows the c and 3, hidden secret, C3 of us???  LOL  my bad.  I also used the same ribbon on the left edge of my layout to tie it all together.  I didn't quite like my two mats of green and pink because they were so bold, but I edged them with ink and then distressed a bit over the top.  I also used my white gel pen to "stitch" around both the papers and added some butterflies and flowers to the pink and it works beautifully now.

Now I hope I've inspired you to use this sketch and some buttons, don't forget the buttons and head on over to Lasting Memories and join in the fun.  Remember also, if you want to get on the DT all you need to do is enter each week in August to be eligible.  Have fun and enjoy!!!


  1. Fantastic layout, Brenda! I like the cluster of embellishments. And the papers are so pretty.


  2. Oh, Brenda, this layout is beautiful! You did great, my friend! And I like you did some hand journaling, to me that is always a personal touch!

    I've never did a layout and, for the life of me, I'm horrible at sketches. I'm always so amazed at how well others are at doing both! You're no exception!

  3. It's me again, Brenda! See my blog post for today (8/7)!!! I just had to do this!!! Hope you don't mind!

    And thank you so much for being a wonderful family-friend!!!

  4. This layout is so sweet. I love the cluster of embellies on the bottom. So cool.

    Precious Hugs

  5. Wonderful page Brenda. I love the butterflies and the title. It's funny, I had originally forgotten the buttons myself. Beautiful job.

  6. Absolutely wonderful LO! On my 2nd LO I forgot my buttons too!


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