10 July 2011

Feeling Artastic

This month at Scrap Pile it's my turn to present the sketch challenge.  Here's my sketch:

Digital credits:
Papers and flowers: Ami Collofello 'Inspired' (retired kit)
Bird: Anita Stergiou 'Brand New Day' (retired kit)
Journalling card: Stacy Marks 'Courtship' (2 peas, free kit)

I used my sketch to create a layout for this months challenge, inspired by this picture at Artastic:

And my layout:

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I went with the red theme and the portrait (my daughter). It's not exactly a hat, but it is a head-accessory ~ hopefully that's close enough for the challenge :) 

I used: Cosmo Cricket (red) and American Crafts (black & white) papers for the background; Echo Park 'For the Record' paper offcuts and journalling card; Green Tara and Kaisercraft flowers; American Craft foam Thickers; Making Memories alpha stickers; Doodlebug spotty buttons; white Signo gel pen.  The little bit of white is the school flyer about the disco ~ I've tucked it in behind the spotted paper.


  1. Well I love Jazzi with the horns and I think it is totally acceptable as a hat Karen, I love how you made the sides and then the subject and embellies in the centre, the title rocks too. Cannot wait to hear your news...the mind boggles. And yes it is a struggle with work and family life and a bit of me time, but I don't know how you do it, any tips let me know. The holidays did go super quick, but I worked and will have holidays up for the next. Look forward to catching up, how cool is the flyer about the disco and the way you used it, I love using tickets and things related to the photo on a page. You have inspired me to scrap now. Melx

  2. Hi Karen!
    Love the sketch you designed and then used it for your ARTastic entry....I love the pic you used and your title!
    Great work!

  3. A great LO of your daughter Karen. The colours are just perfect for the challenge! Well done!
    :) xx

  4. Karen - I freaking love your sketch and take on it!!

    Thanks for your support for the new challenge blog. Spread the word!!!

  5. Karen, I love your fun take on this challenge, I think you have done a great job with all your demands, love your sketch by the way
    Sarah xo

  6. wow fantastic layout Karen I love the colours with the amazing photo
    Mina xxx

  7. Hello Karen;0) I love your LO! Great polka dot dp against the red and love the embellies. Super cute pic of your little devil girl. Thanks for joining us over at ARTastic;0)

    Hugs xx
    Cecelia B

  8. Awesome LO, Karen! Love the background PP and polka dot PP, also a great picture. Thanks for playing along at ARTastic!
    Hugs, RobinJ

  9. WOW... you nailed the challenge... its beautidful...I love the sketch you designed and then used it for your ARTastic entry...Lovely photo and your title is awesome....Thank you so much for playing along with US over at ARTastic... hugs..xoxo

  10. Fabulous work Karen, but then again your pages alwasy are! Love your subject & photo & great embellies just work so well. Thanks for playing along with us at ARTastic!

  11. i love the sketch, and it worked so well for this layout, its a great layout, your daughter is so cute...thanks for joining in at artastic

  12. Love you sketch, and your devil, thanks for playing along with us this month, a great entry


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