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 CitrusTwistKits@yahoo.com 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".
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