Sketch Thursday

Today’s sketch is inspired by Jenny’s Love This!  layout from this month’s gallery.

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We have two very talented ladies play with the sketch this week!

Kay using our new collection called Shine:

RogersSketch (1 of 3)

RogersSketch (2 of 3)

I was inspired by the grid approach, but wanted rectangles rather than squares. These are pics from a camping trip a few years back . . . makes me long for summer! And Shine is the perfect collection to capture the greatness of summer.

Valerie also using pieces from our new Shine collection:



I flipped the sketch on it’s side and drew my squares on my cardstock similar to the original sketch. I then watercolored in and around each box, then handstitched around the original square that I drew (eliminating my having to try to erase the pencil lines that I first drew).  I was going to insert small photos and embellishments into each square, but when I was looking through my photos, I loved the way the photos of my kitty standing outside in the sun (that I already had printed) looked with the colors I had chosen to use on my layout. The new Shine Collection has been calling my name ever since I received it, so I couldn’t resist using it as accents on my page! I used some of the new stamps , wood veneer, and a piece of the beautiful floral transparency which I cut into small squares to fit into each of the aqua watercolor spots. The white letters are also new to Elle’s Studio and I know they will be a staple that I will need keep stocked in my stash as I love the look and size of them! What started out as an almost literal scraplift of the original layout (at least in my mind) – with it just flipped on it’s side – turned into something totally different – but I love the way it came together and became my own take!


For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Shop create a project inspired by this sketch, upload it to our Member Gallery and post a link here. A random winner will be selected and announced with next week’s sketch.


Last week’s randomly selected winner is… JayTeeZeHang!winner

Congratulations!! Please email the following info:

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 05.08.14
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate


  1. Thank You! I’m so happy!
    I just emailed Michelle.

  2. Loving the new sketch and the takes on it!!! And CONGRATS to last weeks winner!!!!

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  4. Juliana says

    Such a great sketch and great take on it! Congrats to Tee for her beautiful LO!!!

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