Monday, November 26, 2012

Higher & Higher

I have another layout that was submitted at Sketches in Thyme
for their sketch challenge #92.
This is the sketch:

This is what I created:
Our son, jumping on the trampoline.  He's got quite the stance... ram-rod straight... preparing
for the even higher jump!  His two cousins better watch out!  :)

Supplies used:
Paper: Colorbok
Swirls: Traced the die cuts & hand cut
Gesso mixed with Folk Art Paint
Perfect Pearls Mists
Dots Stencil
Font: Cricut Stamped
Sharpie Marker
Circles: Hand Cut

I lightly traced lines onto the circle (mainly because I usually end up with a beautiful "slant").
I erased most of the lines but then decided "some" of the lines showing looked better.  The
edges were distressed.  

 These swirls were actually the backing peeled off the chipboard shapes.  I kept the peeling and
adhered it to cardstock so I reuse it as a template.
The swirls were dabbed with Gesso mixed with paint for a slight color and misted.

 A scalloped border was added behind the photo and distressed.  
A small portion goes over the swirls.  I tried squishing it onto the block without going over the
swirls, but it looked too crammed.  I like how this turned out.

 I used a dotted stencil to place over the circle and generously dabbed the mixture to add a 
bit of dimension.  Once that dried, this was also misted.
String was looped and placed under the corner of the photo.

Thanks for stopping by!
Libby  :)


  1. Such a lovely layout Libby. Thanks for joining in at Sketches in Thyme :0)

  2. Oh my! Love all your techniques! Very interesting!
    I do the same thing when I journal on a circle! I just can never get it right w/out the lines...and sometimes even w/ the lines, LOL!
    Thanks for visiting us!!
    Sketches in Thyme DT Member

  3. Great take on the sketch. Love all details. Thank you so much for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!


  4. Adorable page and delicate colors
    xx and tks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme

  5. I love the soft colors in this LO and the big swirl.
    Thanks for sharing
    Eli (Sketches in Thyme)

  6. wow, such great techniques on your page, going to have to try some of these!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

  7. Beautiful layout and fun photo! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme this month!
    Heather P

  8. What a great pic and a fun take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Sketches in Thyme!