Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Little Out of My Element

The ladies at Sketchy Thursdays posted a great layout for the 9.22 sketch challenge...only one thing scares me about it - WHITE SPACE!!  :)  For some reason, I have always been the type of scrapper, that if there is background paper showing, it needs something on it!!  I have improved somewhat and even though I felt like I struggled a little more with this page, I still ended up liking my layout.  Besides, what's the point of a good challenge, if it's not challenging??!!  :)

I was SO EXCITED to scoop up some of the new My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two papers at my local Scrapbook store, ScrapHappy in Pensacola.  They are absolutely gorgeous and I would have loved to buy 10 sheets of each design!  Yes, it was painful to cut them up...but my new philosophy is - if I don't use the paper I have, then what excuse do I have to buy more?!  :)  I misted a lot on this layout with some Smooch Spritz from Clear Snap.  It is always fun and messy...I even had yellow lips at one point, because my sprayer always sticks and the only way I could manage to get it back out was by using my teeth.  Sometimes you gotta do, whatcha gotta do!!!  I didn't plan to originally have the white paper circles above my photo, but the outlining by itself just wasn't working for me.  So, I re-cut the circles and of course they didn't match completely to cover all of the pen lines.  But I actually like the effect it created with a little outlining underneath the embossed circles.  Life isn't perfect, so I don't always expect my layouts to be perfect either!

Products Used:

Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Spray Mist:  Clear Snap
Punch:  Anna Griffin
Scribbles:  KI Memories
Decorative Pen:  K&Company
Button:  Crate Paper
Pen:  Zig
Ink:  Memento
Embossing:  Sizzix Big Shot
Other:  Pom Pom Trim & Paper Flowers


  1. I like it! The white paper circles really draws my eye back to where the action is too.

  2. That's a tough sketch, I was thinking of using spritz too. Love how yours turned out!

  3. This IS AWESOME Ashley! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and love love love love all those circles! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Your misting came out beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketchy Thursdays!

  5. Oh you did very well!! Love how your layout turned out. Those misting and circles look wonderful! :-)

  6. You should go out of your element more often...it looks great! Always does. Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo

  7. Oh my! I LOVE your misting! :) Beautiful :)