Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Sketch It Out Challenge

No fooling here today, just another fun Sketch Challenge for the month of April!!  If you missed out during March or have no clue what I am talking about, here is a little info.  I have been on the Club CK (Creating Keepsakes) Message Board for around 2 years now.  There is a ton of inspiration here along with great friends and fun challenges, hosted by members and by Creating Keepsakes.  Last month, I decided as a member, to host a monthly Sketch Challenge...titled Sketch It Out.  This challenge is open to anyone who would like to play along and it's FREE and easy to become a member, or "Peep" as we like to call one another, at Club CK.  If you play along, your layout must be added to the Sketch It Out thread in the Creative Challenges Forum, which you can find HERE.

Here is the Sketch for this month's challenge and my sample layout:

And always remember, a Sketch is a jumping off point/inspiration for you.  Your layout doesn't have to follow the sketch 100%.  You can change it up to fit your needs or use it as is, if that works for you too!!

Along with the Sketch, I am throwing in a little TWIST each month.  Just a heads up, the Twist isn't a deal breaker on entering the challenge.  If you feel you just can't incorporate the Twist into what you are working on, don't stress over it.  Using the Sketch is the most important part of the challenge.  So here is the Twist for this month:  We are taking some colors from the latest Fashion for this year!!  :)  Pantone released their 2012 Color of the Year, which is Tangerine Tango.  Now, don't think you have to match this color exactly.  I say just find some Orange and go with it.  And for even more options, Navy and Yellow are a hot color combo this year.  So to clarify, you can use just one color of Orange, Navy, or Yellow...or you can use Navy & Yellow together...or you can incorporate all three colors into your layout, like I did on mine!!  Clear as mud, right??!!  :)

I hope you will play along and if you do, there is a chance that you could be the random winner selected for a RAK at the end of the month.  The challenge will be open until midnight (CST) April 30.  Remember to post your work in the April Sketch It Out post at Club CK in the Creative Challenges Forum.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!

Products Used:

Cardstock:  Bazzill
Patterned Paper & Thickers:  American Crafts
Font:  Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold & WM Arrows
Buttons:  Blumenthal Lansing
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Spray Mist:  Smooch Spritz
Punch:  Anna Griffin
Stitching:  Singer


  1. Love love love this Ashley!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeee how you incorporated the different aged photos and loveeeeeeeeeee the colors!!

  2. A lovely sketch and LO! Love the mix of coloured and B&W pics!! Always love to see hand stitching too!! :)