Thursday, March 20, 2014


Good morning!  Sketchabilities is back with another fabulous sketch for you all!  Come play along with sketch #11 by clicking HERE!  On another note, Sketchabilities is having a design team call!  These girls are super talented and lovely to work with and I hope that some of you will check it out and apply!  You can click HERE for all of the details.  Now back to the sketch:

And here's my take on it.

 I wanted the layout to feel as fun and playful as the photo, so I went mixed media crazy on this one...the background contains paints, mists, gelatos,'s all on there.  Then I added a sunburst stencil with a slightly transparent white mist, and scribbled some yellow gelato in the rays, outlining it all with black sharpie.

I painted some fabric Thickers for the first "play", the second is an embossed stamp, and the third is a Heidi Swapp sticker that I covered with white acrylic paint.

The circle was just cut from cardboard, and then covered with paints and acrylics.  The white parts were embossed with white embossing powder, then the whole thing was outlined with black ink.  I love the way this circle turned out!

I layered frames over and under the photo and added a bit of a paper strip at the end.

The clouds were great dimensional stickers, which I covered with modeling paste to make them "fluffy." Then I added some pink glass beads just to pull in some of the pink from Neighbor Joe's shirt.

And that's it!  This sketch is seriously awesome so please do come play along with us!




  1. WOW! So amazing! Love that background! <3

  2. Freaking awesome. This is just the coolest layout ever. I love that background. The circle came out great and I keep forgetting that you can paint titles to fit. Amazing job Shawna.. Just love this layout. I played along this month... will load tomorrow... :D

  3. WOW STUNNING! My new fave of yours! LOVE that background and the circle turned out fantastic...absolutely beautiful!

  4. Another awesome page loving theixed media in such bold colors. !!!

  5. I love this layout !!! thank you for the inspiration!!! I hope to make it and play with this sketch!!!!!