Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday Sketch Challenge with Trina

Welcome to the Sunday Sketch Challenge. We hope you'll play along with our sketch challenge this week and earn a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to Citrus Twist Kits.

This month I thought I'd mix it up and use Kasia's beautiful 12 x 12 sketch for an 8-1/2 x 11 page. These days I'm loving this size format more and more. This smaller, trimmer size is faster to complete (I did this in under 30 minutes), playful and fun.

I get to play with the "Seriously Happy" kit add-on this month and feel lucky to dig into its bright, happy colors. (If you aren't a subscriber yet but you are ready to join the Citrus Twist Kits family, email us at and we'll get your access set so you can subscribe prior to reveal day on June 5th!)

Here's Kasia's sketch to get things rolling:

Here is my 8-1/2 x 11 take on the weekly sketch:

When I saw the circles in Kasia's sketch I just couldn't resist getting my cheese hole punch out and creating a cheese hole strip for the bottom of the page:

I used the "Seriously Happy" kit add-on plus some of the new Kaisercraft washi tape (black and white with sentimental expressions) that we've just added to the Citrus Twist store. I also used a couple of circle punches, my Silhouette Cameo, my Brother sewing machine (inexpensive and it gets the stitching job done!) and Heidi Swapp's Teal Color Shine. I didn't follow Kasia's sketch exactly but used it as a jumping off point:

If you follow my work you know I love to layer and bend up the edges of the layers . . . and sometimes my photos, too. The Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Ephemera from this kit are so versatile and I think it's going to take me a long time to use them all up. Yum . . . so many possibilities!

Here are more of my layers and some stitching. I was pretty random with my stitching and did not plan it out. I just sewed where it felt right:

Here's one last shot of some layering and stitching. I hope you've enjoyed my take on this week's Sunday Sketch Challenge:

Since I'm here and have a sneak to show you, I'm going to share another peek at a second layout I made with the "Seriously Happy" kit add-on. Yes, I loved that little blue flower so much I used it on my second layout, too. Here you go:

And remember, to play along with our sketch challenge, upload your layouts to our gallery by June 8th to get your name in a drawing to win a $5 gift certificate to the CTK store. When uploading to the gallery you can name it as you would normally but please include "Sketch 6/1".

Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Cheers! Trina

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