Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sketchabilities #119 - The Bridge

I'm hitting these vacation photos hard and loving how well they're working with the July challenges!  The latest sketch at Sketchabilities is no exception.  We've got a fabulous sketch for you with an awesome sponsor for both challenges this month - Flying Unicorn!   CLICK HERE to check out their amazing kits, one of a kind paper crafting embellishments, and more. 

Here is my layout and the sketch.  Apologies for the uneven edges here - the watercolor warped the paper a bit and made it impossible to get a good square shot.  C'est la vie.  CLICK HERE to see the rest of the design team's amazing reveal.

And some close-ups.  I started out with a watercolor like background made from 4 shades of blue gelato.  I used a piece of scrap mixed media paper to mix my watercolors before brushing them on, so then I stamped this fun anchor onto the scrap paper I had used to mix my colors, and fussy cut it out.

Lots of layers here - mostly papers from Basic Grey's Capture line, although the red and white chipboard is a frame from Recollections that I cut up and used pieces of.

I pulled in some Creative Embellishment chipboard circles, but left them unaltered because I thought the natural colors complimented the color scheme of the layout.  More layers and a Basic Grey chipboard frame as well.  The little nautical string of circles is Studio Calico - Boardwalk line maybe?  It is leftover from a summer 2013 Citrus Twist Kit.

Loving these kraft colored Thickers from my June Citrus Twist Kit.

Another bit of vellum ephemera from Studio Calico, secured with a straight pin.  The "Next Adventure" chipboard sticker is Heidi Swapp.  My journaling, that talks about the bridge to Cape Cod, our favorite summer vacation spot.

I hope you are inspired to play along with us at Sketchabilities.  Remember, you have 2 weeks to link up your creation.  Happy scrapping!




  1. Love the watercolour background and the nautical embellishments! Great layout!

  2. Fabulous! Your CAS one???!!! That was funny---- but i do see that we DO create in a similar way:)!!! LOOOOVE the thickers, the PIN for the vellum [brill idea!], those circles.....sooo glad you left them 'au nateural' or however it's spelt......& the warping? Solution: Once you've finished your page, turn it over, then coat the back side with either gesso, or paint, or whatever wet medium you have lying around......let dry. It will now be straight! I can't take credit for this - Zeneva K put me onto it, Works a treat!!!

  3. Another fabulous layout. The whole water colour thing freaks me out too.... I am hoping now that I have stepped down from all my DT commitments I will have time to play. No mojo and no time. My life is so chaotic at the moment...
    Love this layout and that photo looks gorgeous. We were thinking our next holiday will be to the States ;D

  4. Fantastic layout Shawna! Great photos! Love the watercolor background!