Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sketchabilities Sketch 58 {Reflect} Layout

So it's time for another great sketch from Sketchabilities!

I decided to use these lovely photos of my son 
"chilling" on the lawn so used a rose background 
paper as I wanted it to look like he was literally
 lying in a flower patch!

I am ploughing through my Studio Calico kits from the first 6 months of this year!

Isn't that background paper just delightful?  
I can't wait to be through my January - June kits 
so that I can subscribe again next year!  
(yes - I won't allow myself any more this year 
until I am finished what I have - it's a new rule!)

I journaled around the perimeter of my design using a 
quote from Charles Dickens 
"Reflect upon your blessings, 
of which every man has plenty - 
not upon your past misfortunes, 
of which all men have some"

At 13 my son is very much into wanting to 
be what he isn't and achieve unrealistic goals, 
so I want for him to just learn to be 
happy with what he has & think about that!

I raised the smaller circle on some 3D board 
as an embellishment in it's own right.

I'm not a huge fan of circles myself so I 
rather cut rings using my circle cutter & 
I really love the effect they've created 
as they are now like frames, 
framing my photos.

You have 2 weeks from today to link up your 
creations so why not play along & be inspired 
by another wonderful sketch from Karan?

Supplies List for "Reflect" Layout

Backing paper - Basketfull by Studio Calico
Blue Rose paper - Blue Cottage by Crate Paper
Yellow paper with red dots - Blue Cottage by Crate Paper (B side)
Buttons - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found
Alphas - Thickers {Fabric Chipboard Letter Stickers} 
Doll - Black by American Crafts
Journaling pen - Artline 200 Fine 0.4 Shachihata


Alison said...

Love that sketch Helen and what you've done with it! The quote is perfect...thinking you might see it used on one of my LOs VERY soon!
Alison xx

Kay said...

What a great boy page! I love that the colors are not your typical masculine colors & yet it totally works! I liked the journaling going around the circles & those fabulous photos! Super work!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh I love love love circles and think you TOTALLY ROCKED it!! This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeee the photos and the colors too! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Bellaidea said...

You have really great photo on this layout /I know, it`s nothing new :)/ and your circles just rock!
I aslo had fun with this sketch:)

Karen said...

What a great sketch and your layout is fabulous, I love the circles, they look great! The message to your son in this is wonderful, does he ever look at the layouts you create? I hope he sees this one!

Rachael Funnell said...

FANTASTIC Rule with work with the Kits you have got then sign up for another LOT....
See there's that handwriting again
just LOVIN it Helen!!!!!!
The circles look AWESOME.....
Another Amazing layout!!!

Sheila said...

LOVE this layout---I have girls and am a big fan of flowers, flwery paper, etc., but I love it when people with boys PROVE that flowers can work with boys too! You rocked it! Great job!

Leonie said...

Super sketch, the strips of paper look fab, love that you used bright colours and pinks on a boy page. such an apt quote for a child. I'm always trying to remind my kids of what they HAVE as opposed to everything more they WANT. Good on you for using up your kit stash too, these papers are gorgeous.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So creative!!!!!

Blossom inch said...

what a beautiful page yummy colors and I got to say I love your handwriting...

yyam said...

Love the happy colours! And the circle action! They really "frame" the photos! :)

Camila Borssoi said...

Great layout, I like the bright colors you used.

Marina said...

That is such a beautiful colour combination :) I love those circles!

Kerryn said...

Loving the circles!! The quote is such a great one too. Fabulous page!!

JJ Sobey said...

I really like how you interpreted the circles in the sketch!

Mitralee said...

You know, I may have to play along with this! I spotted this the other night on my ipad and it snuck away from me. Glad to see it up close and personal on my pc. And I love your kit idea. I subscribe to one now and I am really trying to be good about new stuff...although one must be allowed a wee bit of Glitz for good measure though!

Eila Sandberg said...

My that's a fab sketch Helen and you've worked it absolutely brill! Love the bright and happy papers you've been using lately, fantastic bold and gorgeous combos you've come up with! Makes me so happy to look at them. Good rule you've got about using up the old stuff, WTG! Great quote too. Mwah!

sandi said...

Wow! What a wonderful take on that sketch....this looks absolutely fantastic! Love all the circles!

L. Akins said...

Lovely bright layout! I love the use of circles and the journaling

Margrethe said...

I'm trying to plow through my SC kits as well, but not doing such a good job at it ;)

Thank you for sharing your layout! :)

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