Friday, November 23, 2012

11/23/12 - SIT Sketch #94

Happy After Thanksgiving Day!

Hope yours was memorable...
  in a good way! :0)

Just stopping in to let you know that Sketches in Thyme is up w/ a new sketch today.
Here is the sketch:



 

And here is my take on it:
"These Two"

As you can see I did a one pager.
I do not like scrapping 2 pagers.
In fact I think I have only completed one 2 pager in the over 14 years that I have been scrapping!
I think it has to do w/ my ADD.
I get bored easily so after completing 1 page, I really don't want to try to scrap another coordinating page... I need it to be completly different, which doesn't work w/ 2 pagers.
Also I turned the sketch on its side.
That's me, always have to be a rebel...LOL!

A little bit about the layout:
I bought the scalloped circle paper because I loved how pretty it looked on other people's layouts in the Scrapbook.com gallery.  But once I got it, I could't get it to work for me.  The white space of it was just too much! I am a total "Negative Space" kinda girl, but I think the fact that it was 'white' negative space threw me off! I am not very good at scrapping on a white BG!
(Add that to the list of things I'm "not good at").
I had the paper in my stash for a while and I was afraid it would become one of those items that gets lost in the stash for years! Which would have been a real shame, because I said, it looked great on other layouts.
So since the sketch called for a giant circle and it is a giant circle I challenged myself to use it.
A challenge w/in a challenge I guess you could say.
Finally when I was so frustrated that I was about to put it away and work on another layout, I had the idea to cut the circle in half and layer the two halves on top of each other in order to make the white space less 'white'.
Once I did that the rest of the layout basically came together in no time!

So how 'bout you?
Do you think you could create something fabulous using the sketch?
I bet you can!
And if you do and share it w/ us you just may win a prize!
Stop by the SIT blog: Sketch #94
 and link your project for this sketch, or any other November sketch, by November 30th for a chance to win this 6x6 pad of Harvest Paper:
Good luck!


7 comments:

  1. I've been wondering about that paper since I first saw this layout! I had a crazy idea to duplicate it using a circle punch. Would take a lot of time, but it would look cool, right? Maybe I'll try it on a card first. lol

    I love absolutely everything you've done here - the colors, the paper. And rotating the sketch - so creative.

    hope you had a happy Tday, my friend!

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    1. Ive made similar looking paper with a circle punch...so it can certainly be done! If you go to my SB.com gallery and look at my "ur such a ham" layout u can see what ive done. Its very similar but less colorful!

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  2. Cute layout. Love how you used the scalloped paper.

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  3. I loveeeeeeeeeee your lo!! I am so happy you used the scalloped paper!!! Looks AWESOME on here!!!!

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  4. Nice page, love the layering.

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  5. I absolutely love yours (more than I love the sketch... shhh...) The double circle is really unique and I love the little circle edge!

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  6. Very cool! Love how you did that!

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