Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This One Threw Me for a Loop!

When I saw the new sketch for Sketch Along Tuesday @ Frosted Designs, I immediately knew what photo I wanted to use.  But for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to design my lo based on the sketch.  I looked back at it everyday since last Tuesday trying to get a vision going of what I wanted to do...with no success.  And then finally, as I was browsing through my Creating Keepsakes May/June 2011 issue yesterday, I came across a lo by Stacy Cohen.  She used a piece of leftover chipboard, where the shapes had been removed and used it as the background of her lo.  She added a liquid adhesive and used small beads in the negative spaces.  That's when the lightbulb went off!  I grabbed a piece of old chipboard that I had taken the shapes out of and painted it white with acrylic paint.  I backed mine with a piece of Echo Park paper, but didn't add any liquid adhesive or beads, because I wanted the paper to show through.  This lo is kind of a mis-match of colors and embellies, but I am really happy with the final page!

The Frosted Designs sketch 4.19:

Products Used:

Papers:  Echo Park & Scenic Route
Grommets:  WRMK
Brads:  Anna Griffin
Paint:  Apple Barrel
Tiny Type:  Making Memories
Pen:  Sakura
Corrugated Alphas:  Jillibean Soup
Other:  Chipboard


  1. Wonderful take on the sketch!! Love the mix of pattern papers! Such a fun layout!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays Challenge!

  2. Awesome! I LOVE what you did with the chipboard! Thanks for playing along at Sketch Along Tuesdays @ Frosted Designs!

  3. Oh Ashley what a cute page. he swirls are amazing and love the texture on the cardboard letters. Thanks for joining us on Sketch Along Tuesdays @ Frosted Designs!

  4. I love your take on the sketch! So colorful and happy lo.
    Very creative to use the left over chipboard!
    Thank you fo playing with us at Sketch Along Tuesday @ Frosted Designs, and I hope you'll join us on our next challenge too.

  5. I do that times, just leaving the layout to sit for a few days and then try again..LOL You've done an amazing job and I love the left over idea.. how clever is that?..
    thnx for playing along with us girls over at Frosted Designs