Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sunday Sketch Challenge

Well, I'm getting all crazy now and decided to participate in the Sunday Sketch challenge over at Studio Calico. This will be the first challenge I have participated in there and it all started because I adored the page Nicole Harper did and immediately put it in my favorites to scraplift. I also had the perfect idea for my theme for the page- a year in review. So, "2010 In Review" it is!

The Sketch

First, I gathered the pictures I wanted to use. I didn't care about how many. I just wanted a good selection of highlights through out the year.

To add a twist (and an additional challenge) to things, I decided I wanted to use at least one of my favorite leftover items from each of the Studio Calico monthly kits I received throughout 2010. So, I began the task of choosing those items and I lined them all up in a row on my desk- ahhhh, they look so cool altogether there mingling amongst each other!

It's time to get down to business! I decided on my background papers when I was leafing through my leftover kits. I knew I wanted to paint the edges of the one paper and set to that right away!

Also, from the start of my idea for year in review, I new I wanted to use the cool month stamps from SC. Sorry, they are sold out on the website, but if you come scrap at my house, you can borrow them!

I added my pictures and embellies (you know the ones from the leftover kits from each month- this was a great way to use up some bits and pieces I had left.

And, here's my finished product. Sorry, the top got a little cut off in the scanner and after working all night at the hospital, I really didn't care to struggle fixing that!

Thanks Nicole and SC for the inspiration!


Nicole said...

Julie, i LOVE this many of my favorite kit elements used! :)

Ann said...

Great layout, I love how you mixd the kits!

Gioconda said...

oh i love your page. wish i had those stamps.

Leslie Davis said...

love how you used the monthly stamps!

Amy Coose said...

Oh, this is amazing, Julie!! Great, great take on the sketch.

Sarah Webb said...

Great take on the sketch! Well done!

Sabr said...

your background is awesome! love it!!

Diane Payne said...

This layout is so cool! I love how you used the month stamps in the background!