Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sketchabilities Sketch 57 - Crazy World Layout {Studio Calico}






As you know I made it onto a new sketch team recently - Sketchabilities!  
Here is the first sketch I got to work on...

As you can see I rotated the sketch one turn to the right as I had these photos pre-printed that I wanted to use.  
My printer is DEAD - BROKEN - KAPUT - 
and while I wait for it to be repaired there is no more printing of photos for me 
{can't do it at a store here easily - for example all that is in stock now is high gloss - no thanks...}


I am ferreting through my 6 months worth of Studio Calico kits & using them up before I sign up for more - so almost everything here is from the June 2011 kit - which is the last one I allowed myself...


That's my rule for kit clubs this year.  
Sign up for 6 months then ensure that I use up all of it (all of it that I love at any rate) 
before signing up again...good idea huh?  Well I think so anyway!


Lovely stash to play with but never a lot of embellishments in their kits so 
you really have to think about how to work with the paper 
- like this lovely hexagonal print that I fussy cut around the shapes...


I needed to journal a lot - and no printer remember - so had to go with my own hand but kept it simple rather than my other loopy style which is more feminine...

{Yup the journaling is a bit sad but such is life at times & I keep it real...}


And where to get these YUMMO alphas?  
Well you just ink them up with an orange inkpad then varnish over them with clear glitter nail-varnish & you're done - pretty awesome huh?!
GOT to LOVE these raw chipboard Thickers!!



Supplies list for Crazy World Layout

Base paper - Studio Calico
Rest of page - all supplies from Studio Calico June 2011 kit
Other papers - Studio Calico BETSY (Countryside Collection) + flip-side
Picnic (both sides - Stars & Check)
Metal frames - Mementos Metal Embellishments
3 D tape - LCS
Blue alphas - October Afternoon Blue & Cream
Raw Chipboard Thickers - Sunrise - American Crafts
Orange Ink - Memento - Tangelo
Glitter Varnish - Essence Space Queen





39 comments:

Sheila said...

I LOVE this page---such nice photos to begin with---I have one about this age too and it is always interesting to scrap their lives...hexagons are awesome...neat how you rotated the sketch...great first reveal!

Diana said...

Congrats! Sketchabilities is one of my fave sketch sites. Glad to know I'll be seeing you there now.
Ugh 13 was awful for me. Absolutely the lowest point of my life.
So you're going back to Studio Calico? What about Little Black Dress?
I looooove the orange letters. Clear glitter nail varnish! Cool!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee the photos, the frames around the little title parts and loveeeeeeee the touching journaling!!! Good luck with the printer! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Kay said...

Oh I like how you flipped the sketch! Fabulous interpretation. Such a great masculine page & those photos are perfect...he's like a little model here isn't he? :-) Also nice job on the journaling...wonderful page!

Karan said...

love the photos, and how you flipped the sketch...looking forward to working with you for a few more reveals :)

Amelia Khalik said...

Oohhh love it that u mix Studio Calico with Sketchabilities Sketch! Nail varnish? really??? That's awesome!!! :)))

vavietipoun said...

Congrats ! good work !

Lilith said...

Wow this is stunning. Love the colour combo and everything. I also have kits piling up. Need to get started using them!!

Svjetlana said...

Gorgeous LO, we'll done on getting into DT.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love this layout for the boy! Very cool edge punch too, is that Martha Stewart?

Margrethe said...

Love the photos and that you're keeping it real! I think it's really important to scrap the not-so-good things too!

-Margrethe
onelifedocumented.com

Alison said...

Cool pics and page...great journalling Helen
Alison xx

topkatnz said...

Love the edge on the base paper you used.

Marina said...

gorgeous layout! love the colour scheme!

Toni Cartwright said...

WOW I so love this page that blue just is perfect with those photo's and love that orange thrown in with part of that title!!! Love the story to!!! It is tough in this world hey!!!
Take Care and I hope your son in doing fine now
TONI
XOXOOX

Kerryn said...

Sorry to hear that it's been a tough year for your boy. Hopefully next year is a better one.

Love your page :). I think it's great that you have handwritten journalling on there. I must admit I'm a bit guilty of not doing handwritten journalling too often. If I keep it up my kids will have no idea what my handwriting looks like LOL.

I'll send you a message about your questions too.

Have a great day.
x

Leanne said...

Simply fabulous! And I love how you keep it real...x

sandi said...

Wow! Helen this is just fab! Love the look of all the pics and the beautiful mix!

Lizzy Hill said...

Just came over from OUA...S ~ LOVED your LO [can't find it here], especially that folded flower & the colours just 'pop'... I agree, journalling is life & life aint always easy ~ just as long as we do our best; but it's always harder when it's our kids... & as for printers.... hope it's fixed soon. Your handwriting is really good, tho! Take care:):)

Heather Jacob said...

wow Helen this is outstanding ... love the colour combos and the rich blue and orange are perfect ... hugz x

Jasmine S said...

Oh My, are you hyperventilating? Quick, get a paper bag, breath, slowly slowly. The printer will return. Until then, stay strong....you can make it through....
LOL. I would have a heart attack if my printer was out of action.....or I would just have to run to buy a new one.
Love your page. The sketch is great rotated and fab pics.

Leonie said...

Wow love what you've done with the alphas Helen. Very cool! what a great sketch great interpretation.

Lea said...

I love how you keep it real in your layouts. The way you did the title is very cool and the pictures are great. I'm also diggin' that base paper. I've been a member of 3 different kit clubs this year (3 month subscriptions to some, not 6) and have purchased a couple kits month to month. It's hard to find the right fit, but right now I'm at Cocoa Daisy and loving it!

L. Akins said...

Your journaling is amazing. I like the personal handwriting it provides a more personal touch.

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh bugger big time about the printer!! Hope it's been resuscitated by now. I so admire you for sticking to your plan of using up your old stash before buying new. And you make beautiful layouts too no matter what you have at hand! have always loved and do love your photos, so real out of life and no fancy posing of the kids. 13 is really such a tough age, but with a mum and dad like you and Shane, he's got the best support there is. Love this heartfelt page with you little big man! xoxoxo

yyam said...

It looks fabulous! Love the colours you used! :)

Hope you get the printer problem sorted out soon.

Blossom inch said...

loving the colors and what a nice pics of your DS.

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! MY! NO Printer...
GEE! Just hang in there.... LOL!!
BUT I think it's a GR8 thing!!
for the reason of seeing your Handwriting!!! I think it's Wonderful & you should really hand write on all your layouts....
JUST Saying!!! LOL!
YEP! We all have to Search for a Place in this Crazy world...
Love your layout!!
xx

Marelize said...

Gorgeous boy page Helen and great pics. xx

JJ Sobey said...

Great take on the sketch - love the rotation. ;) I really like how you added your journaling too. It allowed you to add a lot of text and use it as a design element at the same time.

ScrappinAnja said...

Gorgeous LO, Helen, as always! Love the orange letters, how you rotated the sketch, the journaling and how you use all the "leftovers". Admire the reality touch of the journaling - this is how life is, so why put it otherwise?! Anyway, he´ll love looking back over the years. well done on getting into DT and good luck qith the printer!

Umenorskan said...

Great take on the sketch. Love the orange and the journaling.

Bellaidea said...

Very cool page!

dstandard said...

Fabulous page - saw it over at the blog!

Pearl said...

Love your titlework here ! fabby work as always , hun !

Lynette said...

Lovely layout Helen...I love that hexagon paper. Great masculine layout. I stopped all my kit subs except My Creative Scrapbook. My stash was starting to scare even me.

Patricia said...

abulous layout...f

Mitralee said...

13 really is no fun.....poor boy! Love your page and your nail polish thickers! They are a great addition to this page!

heirloomscrapping said...

Fabulous take on the sketch awesome bot LO