Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Sketchy Thursdays "Debut"!! :)

I am so excited to be the Guest Designer at Sketchy Thursdays for the month of October.  I absolutely LOVE the sketches the ladies come up with each week and they offer some pretty awesome prizes from some big name sponsors each week!!  ;)  If you haven't played along with them, you should definitely check them out and I think you will love what you find!

So with all of that said, I would love to share my first layout with you and the sketch for the 10.6 challenge:


As you can see, I changed things up a little by flipping the sketch.  I decided to move the photo arrangement to the right side and the title to the left and a little lower, because of the long title I used.  Other than that, I stuck fairly close to the design of the sketch.  I had a little fun with the chipboard letters in the word "dock".  These are letters that I've had sitting around forever...that match nothing...and I decided to paint them a light cream color.  Then I used an old baby hairbrush and some brown acrylic paint to add a wood-grain effect to the letters.  I wanted to give them kind of a white-washed look to go along with the nautical feel of my layout.

Here are some close-ups:


Products Used:

Paper:  Bella Blvd, Pink Paislee, & October Afternoon
Ink:  Close to My Heart & Memento
Brads:  Bazzill & The Paper Studio
Punch:  Marvy
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Mini Market Stickers:  October Afternoon
Thickers:  American Crafts
Chipboard Letters:  The Paper Studio
Acrylic Paint:  Apple Barrel
Tiny Type:  Cosmo Cricket


  1. Great job Ashley, you didn't disappoint :) I love the wood grain you used ... I'm a sucker for wood grain :) Congrats again!

  2. Awesome layout! And I love what you did with the "dock". I never would have guessed that it didn't come that way!