Saturday, 1 August 2015

Stuck?! Sketches: August 1st Sketch and Reveal

Hello, hello! I can't believe that August is already here!! Holy schnitzels!!! But that means that it's another reveal day over at Stuck?! Sketches. Yabadabadoo! Laura Whitaker provided this great sketch for us to play with:

And this is what I came up with:

This photo is so precious for me - a simple pic of my mother's hands rinsing carrots she had just harvested from the garden. Growing up, this was always a common scene and one I often took for granted. But as I grow older, I try to savour these little moments as much as I can as I know I will truly miss them when she is no longer there to do little, random things like this.

I can't truly explain why, but gardening photos always remind me of Basic Grey's Picadilly collection. So that's exactly what I chose for this layout. Patterned papers, stickers and a button - most of this layout is made with pieces from that collection. I also used a tiny strip of Pebbles patterned paper, two Maya Road envelopes and pins (threaded with some Stampin' Up linen thread, just like the button), a Kaisercraft wood veneer flower I've had in my stash for-EVER, My Little Yellow Bicycle corrugated alphas, Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, Stampin' Up vellum, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, hand-stitching using a Bazzill Basics stitching template and some DMC floss and an old rolodex card (A huge shout out to Isabelle E for sharing!). Love how this turned out. Nothing trendy, really, but a piece using scrappy stash I've always loved, but never got around in using. 

Wanna see what the other Stuck?! Sketches gals came up with for this sketch? Hop along right over here. And when you link up your own design using today's sketch onto today's Stuck?! Sketches reveal, you'll get the chance to win some scrappy loot from DCWV and/or Scrapmatts.

Happy scrapping! 

1 comment:

  1. Goreous page, love the roladex card for journalling and that oh so perfectly stitched circle (mind blowing)! Thank you for all your inspiration at Stuck?! Sketches!