Jun 2, 2011

Sketch It To Me Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Sketch It To Me blog hop. I am so excited to participate and would like to Thank Amanda for letting me join! I am the last stop on the blog hop and you should of arrived here from Dana's Blog, but if you didn't you can go back to the beginning and start at Amanda's Blog .

Amanda gave us this great one page sketch to work with.  We were allowed to interpret it how ever we please so I hope you enjoy my interpretation!


This layout is about my dog Angus. He loves to go to the dog park and play with the big dogs. I personally think it because he thinks he is one too! I cho0se this paper by Echo Park because I love all those trees and thought it fit my dog park theme very well.


So in case you didn't notice, I did do some changes to the sketch.  The biggest change I made was to the photo block.  I rotated it 90 degrees clockwise as it fit my photos much better.  I also shifted everything up slightly so that you could see a row of trees on the bottom of the layout.


I also switched up the border strips a little.  Because my background paper was so busy I wanted my strips to have a calming presence so I used brown cardstock and ribbon.  To give my cardstock a little texture and to make it fit better with the park theme, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I tried the title above the border strips, as in the sketch, but it got lost up there.  So I moved them down slightly onto the border strip where they had a better chance of standing out.  I also added a little bit of ink onto the foam letters to tone down the yellow slightly.


The sketch also had some die cut circles which I replace with these cute little rings that I have had in my stash for as long as I can remember.  I think they were made by Making Memories many, many moon ago!  On top of them I added some gummie embellishments by Love Elsie.  So cool aren't they?!


And that concludes my portion of this hop.  I sure hope you enjoyed my post and all the posts by my fellow hoppers!  On behalf of us all thank-you for joining us!  In fact, as a thank-you, I would like offer a giveaway!

That's right a giveaway!!!

Simply comment on this post and become a follower of my blog and I will randomly draw a name to win an Echo Park paper pack on Monday!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Walk In The Park Collection; Cardstock: Bazzils; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts Thinckers; Embellishments: Ribbon, Making Memories Rings, Love Elsie Gummie Embellishments; Inks: Chalk Box; Sketch: Amanda Sherman; Tools: CuttleBug, Tim Holtz Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

27 comments:

Amanda Johnson said...

Love your take on the sketch! Your embellies are so fun!! I am a follower! :)

DanaMK said...

Awesome! Love the photos of Angus and the embellies you used are adorable! I love how you ran the brown paper through the Cuttlebug - great texture! And, well, you know I'm a follower. :)

Beth Hallgren said...

That tree paper was perfect for this layout. Isn't it fun when you can use something you've had in your stash forever :)

Veronica said...

I like how you rotated the sketch! That's the way I like sketches, versatile!
Oh, I became a "Follower!"

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Love your layout! I love the "fun" embellie!
Melissa

okanogangirl said...

Beatufil page!!! Love the way you rotated the block for the photos. And you used some old product (the grommets) but gave them fresh life! Great job!

Ashley Horton said...

So cute Jennifer!! I love the little rubber charm embellies and great use of the EP kit!!

Lauram said...

Fabulous LO! I love the rubber embellies!

And I became a follower :)

Angela said...

Those gummy embellishments are so fun! Great job on your layout and I love the Echo Park paper you used!

KellyF said...

I'm now a follower!! I really love that layout, lots of cute embellishements!

Cassie said...

I love your layout and I became a follower. I love Echo Park!!

Janice said...

Fun layout! I like the zoomed-in photos of the details on your layout.
janice

GLOANN said...

Great job. Love that EP paper.

I have just become a follower of your blog.

Snips and Snails said...

Love your layout! I am now following your blog.

Auntie Em said...

Oh my goodness! I love your LO and the embossed strip with the wood grain is perfect on it. I like the way you have reasoned everything out that you did. It's not just slapped on randomly. It all makes sense! Great designing!
Thanks for sharing! :)

I signed on as a follower!

alisonm said...

Rotating the sketch is a great way to go! Good job using up your stash!

Megan D said...

That is my favorite paper and I love the dimensions of your letters.

photochic said...

I love the EP paper! Too cute! You did a great job with the sketch!

Steffanie said...

Love the rings and the embossed cardstock---nice touches!

csewy said...

I really like your version of the sketch, great paper and elements!

Andrea said...

follower! love how you used ep!!

susan ott said...

Cute blog and layout. Love your dog too. I became a follower.

Gloria said...

Echo Park paper is so fun! I love what you did with both the card and the layout! My favorite part of the layout is the title! I like the bright letters against the brown background and it certainly fits the photo! Great job on using the sketch.

Tulip Scrapper said...

I love this paper! I'm just finding Echo Park (I know, a bit late, but better late than never!), and find I love it! I really love your take on the sketch. And your puppy dog is adorable!

All about UNC! said...

Glad I was late finishing up the blog hop so I could see both projects. Absolutely love the paper you used and the LO - very fun. Makes me happy! Kathy-K2S

Becky said...

Love your LO! What a cute Schnauzer!! We have one too, so fun!! Love the brown textured paper!! And I'm a follower.

Karen said...

We have a schnauzer, too - precious! Love what you made, and thanks for sharing. I became a "follower". THANKS!!
Karen