I was instantly drawn to the two thin lines crossing the page. I stitched mine on although if I'd gone with white base paper I probably would have drawn them on. I expect to use this sketch over and over and over. And you'll notice I rotated and futzed around with the sketch a bit but that just illustrates the point we're always trying to hammer home on Sketchy Thursdays - our sketches are for your inspiration. We want you to make them your own! It's just more fun that way, eh?
So, on to my layout...
I love how kids wear their emotions on their faces. Take Christmas, for instance.
Um. Gee. Thanks. Clothes for Christmas. That's not a toy!!
Both the woohoo letters and the edges of the thought bubble are embossed with Tim Holtz distress embossing powder. Have you played with this stuff? It's very cool. It's got a very textural, matte finish. The letters IRL almost look like they're covered in moss. Had to have them go with the GORGEOUS paper from my December Torendi Kit Modern Red.
Seriously, you've got to get your hands on this kit. It's adorable! (And, if you run over to purchase it before 12/22 you'll be put into the drawing to win tickets to winter CHA! See THIS POST for details.) I've got so many plans for this kit. Soon I will be back in my craft room with no pesky side job hanging over my head. Soon. :o)
How cool is that paper?? It's reminiscent of the patterned papers I used to buy when I started scrapping about 6 years ago, which in scrapbook land is vintage LOL!
And like my background paper for the pics? It's a piece of blotter paper that I'd used to mist and ink a previous project. It had two spots just waiting for pictures and was the perfect colors for the patterned paper. I love reusing stuff. I'm such a magpie. I have piles of stuff that should be trash just waiting to make their debuts on layouts. :o)
OK, so head on over to Sketchy Thursdays to play along with this week's awesome sketch! Your entry will put you in the drawing for the December Scrapbook Kit Club kit. Again, sooo jealous I can't win the amazing prize.
Have an awesome Thursday. I need to make a couple teacher gifts today (tomorrow's the last day of school before winter break). Hopefully they'll be share-worthy.