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Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Let's Get Sketchy Reveal Day!

We've got another awesome sketch for you guys over at the Let's Get Sketchy blog today. Here it is - Challenge #31.


Before I show you my layout I thought I'd share a little of my thought process with you.
When I saw this sketch I was taken by it's playfulness so I went hunting through my pictures for a fun photo to use. Back in the old days (LOL!) when we used (gasp) film I used to take it to a particular developer who offered one free enlargement per roll of film you brought in. So in my "pile o' pictures to be scrapped or otherwise dealt with" there was this one ....


I think it fits the "fun factor" bill, don't you! This was from my wild and crazy University days - some Fraternity party or other. I had to search to find me in the picture! I'm in the centre, looking down at "John Travolta", wearing gold lamé and sporting pigtails.  
Once I had my picture of choice it was pretty easy to pick out some fun, loud colours and prints for my papers and embellishments. I used some Mister Huey's mist on the background card stock (Piglet) but it sort of disappeared against the lime green so I got creative and got out my paints. As I was going for a fun vibe I used old packaging to give the paint a lot of texture.

Here's a close up of that texture.


My friend Roxy recently posted a layout where she had to MacGyver some letters together from what she had left in the pack. I pretty much did the same here. I was short an 's' and an 'e' from the glittery black letters so I took them from a set of glittery white ones and sprayed them with Mister Huey's Warm Calico. they are not a perfect match but it's close enough!! I anchored my picture and all the banners with two different washi tapes, some black ric-rac, a flower embellishment and a chip board tag.

I felt a disco party picture needed a whole lot of bling so I dug out this from my stash and attempted to put it on straight. For those of you who use these flourishy bling embellishments regularly, I'd LOVE some tips on how to apply them properly!!

Last but not least I added this little cluster to hold a bit more info about the party. I would normally put the date here but I have no idea when this party was (or where even!) so ... this will have to do!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a chance to check out all the lovely layouts over on the Let's Get Sketchy site! We have changed the rules for entering your layouts. Click here for all the details. The biggest change is that starting today the upload links will be left open all month. You will need to complete 3 out of the 4 monthly sketches to be eligible for the monthly prize but you have all month to do the sketches. 
Have a great week everyone!!


9 comments:

  1. love all of the layers of pennants and the fab colours!

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  2. This is so bright and fun! I love the big photo and all the colors! Gorgeous work.

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  3. Love your flourish and bright colors! Great take on the sketch.

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  4. What a fun and festive layout and event! Love the bright colors on your LO too.

    Kathleen
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  5. What fun photos and such pretty colors and patterns in your papers. Great take on this week's sketch!

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  6. Love the hot pink & bright green! Great layout!

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  7. Oh my gosh, that photo is awesome!!!

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  8. This is definitely a fun layout! Love the photo and the colors!!

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  9. lol.. This page makes me smile! What a fun and colourful creation!! Love it!!
    Toni..
    http://toniherron.aussieblogs.com.au/

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