Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge #41 "Sketch and Bling"

Good morning

Today is another Lasting Memories challenge.  Thank you so much for joining me on my scrapbooking adventure.  This has been so much fun for me because I am actually getting alot of pages done.  Somehow I really do think Karen is in my head over at Lasting Memories.  I've had this set of pictures printed out for some time now and I've been just waiting for the perfect layout and I think this sketch captured it all.  Here is the sketch we were suppose to use and also bling. 

I backed the pictures with black card stock out of my stash.  Then adding some blue ring paper as the background to the straight blue cardstock really makes it pop.  I tore the edge and inked both side and added the strip to the other side for emphasis.  I also used the blue ring paper to cut out the background for Dam that I cut in SCAL using the Berlin Sans FB font and the style was shadow blackout at 5 points.  Then I cut the letters out in white cardstock and inked the edges.  I sure love that I can use many different fonts with my SCAL program.  I added rhinestones, some colored by me, some already colored and some black doodling to the individual letters.

I added rhinestones here and there around the layout and also at each corner of the small pictures.  The glass globs were leftovers from my mosaic work and fit nicely.  I do not usually journal and even more not so much directly on the layout, but this was fun.  I love that I am learning alot of new techniques but now I really just need to get into using more pattern paper...

I hope you enjoyed my layout for Lasting Memories and I hope I've inspired you to use this sketch and some bling.  Create a layout, head over there and link up.  Remember, each week you could become on of the Top 3 so get scrapping.


  1. I love this layout Brenda. The blues are the perfect color to use. I love the title and that you can make a shadow with scal. The detail you added are just the right touch. I'm so happy that you are getting so many pages done.

  2. Your sketch is perfect! I also liked where you Put your bling!

  3. This is excellent and what a great take on this weeks challenge! Love all that bling!!That blue matches your pics PERFECTLY!


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