Sunday, 9 September 2012

Not all who wander are Lost Layout - Skissedilla Sketch 174

Hi there everyone!  I played along with the latest Skissedilla
Sketch 174 HERE - due in today so I need to blog about it
right now :)  

If you haven't discovered Skissedilla yet you need to!
It is a fun and funky challenge site with a very adventurous
design team, interesting sketches & great prizes!

I loved the look of the background in the sketch so did
some simple misting with a few colours, on top of some
splashes of water for a blurred, watercoloury look.

I wrapped the striped twill ribbon back and forth under
 the photo, slid the bottom of the photo into a glassine
 bag that I cut down with my pinking shears then added 
the wooden frame on top of the photograph, in place of 
the ornate frame in the sketch.

This was a really quick layout to put together & I love
how it captures my younger son's quirky personality.

I intentionally mixed up a couple of alpha sets
to tie in with my background colours.

I lightly embellished with a few eclectic bits 
& pieces from my stash.

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.  Mine has flown by
far too quickly but I am very content to have my daughter home
for what is known here as "the 10 day vac" - just a short break
each September - my home is full of love & laughter!!

Supplies List for 'All Who Wander is not Lost' Layout

White cardstock - American Crafts
Mists - Lindy's Stamp Gang - Moonshadow & Starburst
Maya Mist - Hydrangea
Mr. Huey - Calico Cream
Glassine bag, striped ribbon - Studio Calico
Paperclip, staples, roses & tag - stash
Metal key - Fabscraps
Key image - My Mind's Eye
Wooden Frame - Crate Paper 'Storyteller'
Shiny Dots - Dress-it-up - Tuscan
Alphas - Jillybean Soup Chipboard Alphabeans
Basic Grey Lollipop Shoppe


Desire Fourie said...

Helen I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Evgenia Petzer said...

Helen, what a CUTE idea with a ribbon! love it!

MARILYN said...

Fabulous take of the sketch.!! I love their sketches but I didn't have time to play yet. I love your misting and details for a boy teen page, love the ribbon's work and tittle!! Beautiful work !!! Hugs!!. :)

Keren Tamir said...

Helen love your take on the sketch! I love this site too. I especially lov ethe quote you used!!

Missy Whidden said...

Gorgeous, Helen! I really love the ribbon...what a genius idea :) And I love the little bag holding the are always so clever!

LindaBrun said...

A very cool and beautiful page with a stunning background.
Thank you for the kind words about the Skissedilla challenge

Debbi Tehrani said...

Really cool page, Helen. Love how you used that ribbon as a backdrop for your pic. Great job with that sketch!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!I love love love love that frame and loveeeeeeeeee what you did with the ribbon!!!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so beautiful! What a fabulous take on the sketch! Thanks for joining me and the Skissedilla fun this week :) - Ashli

Kelly Foster said...

Oh Helen, I adore what you have done with that ribbon and the frame, what an amazing white space layout, great job!!!!!

Marelize said...

A little bit different to your usual style and I love it Helen! Fabulous layout! xx

Gayle Price said...

Truly love this page. The bold, black & white ribbon under your photo looks amazing ! Thank you for your recent visit to my blog sweet thing you, going to all my posts and leaving lovely comments, you're a gem and I really appreciate it. xx

Fi said...

Awesome take on the sketch I really like how you used the ribbon the photo giving it movement, lovely work.

Lizzy Hill said...

This is soooo funky...real boy stuff! I LOVE skissedilla...but don't often get a chance to do the LOs...adore seeing what they come up with - you're so right, fab DT:):):)

Adriana B said...

Love the layout, fabulous background :)

Leonie said...

I love this one! That ribbon looks fantastic.
Skissedilla sketches are the best! love them.

Leonie said...

I love this one! That ribbon looks fantastic.
Skissedilla sketches are the best! love them.

Violette said...

Wow Helen! I love this ribbon. What a great idea!

sandi said...

Oh Helen, I really love your take on this sketch! This is different then your regular it too! I really like the way you used the ribbon....fabulous!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a neat layout, Helen! Love the way you framed the photo and tucked it into that little baggie/envelope... it's fab with the bold ribbon, too.

yyam said...

Really cool Helen. A little less fussy than your usual...but still loads to look at and the white space is a great design element. Nicely done! :)

Lynnda said...

I love your take on the sketch Helen.... Amazing beautiful!!!! love the BG especially!!! Hugs...xoxo

Alison said...

Love how you used the ribbon Helen...and glad you've got your girl home for a bit!
Alison xx

Eila Sandberg said...

I so love how you go experimenting with different styles all the time, never churning out identical pages week after week. Now this is very different from anything I've seen from you before and so very à la Skissedilla! cool cool cool! The ladies over at Dilla are just the craziest and ooooh so infinitely talented and fun!! Love this Helen! xoxo

Scarlett said...

Cool take on the sketch!! Love how you used the ribbon and bag for your photo placement! Thanks for playing along this week at Skissedilla!

tania said...

love what you have done with the ribbon! beautiful:)


I absolutely love this quote and what a fantastic page you have made for Skissedilla! The ribbon looks fab and I can see that you have been putting the brayer to good use!

Jasmine S said...

This is so F U N K Y. Awesome use of the ribbon and misting. Love it.

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh, wow!!! This is gorgeous. You are so creative - love how you used the ribbon!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Mitra Pratt said...

Rock Star look here, love that ribbon wrapping back and forth under everything..sometimes the simple things make the biggest impact!

Sandie Edwards said...

Oh wow, that ribbon and how you used it is amazing, love it! and your layout!!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Oh! I love the way you used the striped ribbon!!! COOLLLLLLLL!!!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Oh Helen, this is gorgeous! I love the misty looking background and the ribbon for the background is reall clever! Awesome layout! :)