Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Let's Get A Little Bit Sketchy Layout and Random Ramblings

Hi everyone. I recently saw this sketch that I really liked on the Let’s Get Sketchy site:

As I have admitted in the past, though, I have an issue with sketches. I always see a sketch and think “Ooh! Ooh! I can do that!” When I finish the page, I think “I totally ruined that pretty sketch!” I just have a bad habit of using a sketch as a jumping off point and going completely bonkers from there. So, to the sketch designers of the world, I am sorry. There. I said it. Here’s my layout:

I am SUPER happy with the way this page turned out. It is one of my favorites in a long time. I’ve been watching videos lately from some well known scrappers. I truly enjoy watching their creative processes. Watching them made me realize something, though. I believe I may be a weird scrapper. Lol. I generally scrap alone and haven’t had the opportunity to watch others work very often. Seeing these ladies makes me think my whole process must just be wacky. I’m going to give a brief run down of the steps I took to create this layout. I am not brave enough to do a video. It would be even weirder.

1. I found the sketch after approximately 237 ½ hours of looking online and browsing Pinterest while watching Netflix. Was struck by the realization that I spend way more time browsing scrappy stuff than actually scrapping. Got over it and went into scrap mode.
2. Found these cute pictures of my little hooligan. Debated for another 237 ½ hours (ok, so maybe not that long) about whether to print them in black and white or color.
3. Briefly wished I could do a 12 X 12 print out for a back ground page. Remembered I have rinky dink printer from Wal Mart. Came back to reality.
4. Started pulling out patterened paper and deciding on a color scheme. Found colors and patterns I liked. Briefly contemplated the amount of patterned paper I own and felt deep personal shame.
5. The splotch on the sketch made me think of a sunburst design. Decided to give it a shot.
6. Got the page laid out, decided I liked it. Glued stuff down with my trusty ATG.
7. Went to get a diet Dr. Pepper. This is an essential part of the creative process. Jelly beans might also have been involved, however, I admit to nothing.
8. Realized my scrap table is the worst mess this side of the Mississippi. Start a mad dash to throw junk away. Find stuff I forgot I had. Realize how sad that is, since it’s new stuff I just bought a couple of weeks ago. Shake head.
9. Finish clean up, look down at my almost-finished page and suddenly have an epiphany: it looks like poo. Really.
10. Rip it all apart and ponder how to save the wasted supplies. Momentarily get a glimmer of hope that I can save part of it. Realize I hate the whole cotton’ pickin’ thing and lose all hope.
11. Start over.
12. Start laying out pieces of paper and realize I’m diggin’ it. Get excited and go a bit nutty.
13. Finish up. LOVE IT! Come crashing down when I realize it no longer resembles the sketch and I am a disgrace to sketchy folks everywhere.
14. Spend 24 hours debating whether to link up. Decide I might as well. If the sketch artist comes after me with a hot glue gun or something, I’ll just have to deal with it.

Edited to add:
15. Link up. Realize the little people in the red patterned paper are upside down. Decide to pretend that never happened. 

Thanks for stopping by!Oh, and I'm also linking this up for Crafty Creations on The Memory Nest. :)


  1. Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us @ LGS.

  2. I love your take on the sketch. This is a fabulous page. I tend to use them as a jumping off point and just let my style take over from there. :)

  3. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award:http://crystaljustus.blogspot.com/2014/05/liebster-award-nomination.html

  4. Love how you used the sketch and you coloured paper strips. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  5. I love this page Sindi. The color scheme is so neat - and I think you did a great job interpreting the sketch and making it your own.

  6. Great page. Thank for playing at LGS.

  7. great layout love the star burst of colours

  8. Fabulous take on the sketch! Love the colors and details. Thanks for joining us @ LGS.

  9. LOVE LOVE your fun page, great colors and the starburst!!!! Thanks sooo much for playing along with LGS!!!

  10. This is soooo super cool, I love your page and your fantastic take on the sketch .
    Thank you for playing along with our challeng at LGS :)

  11. Wow what a stunning layout! I just love all the colours, they really make the black and white pictures pop!!!!!!!!

  12. Great take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at LGS!

  13. I LOVE how you interpreted the sketch...especially turning the splotch into a sunburst. And I LOL throughout your post....thanks for making my day with both a few laughs and an awesome page And thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  14. Sindi, what a neat take on the sketch! I LOVE this page. Pinning for inspiration. So glad that you shared it on our link up - much appreciated!!!

  15. Absolutely fabulous!!! Love it!!

    Thanks for joining us at LGS :-)