These days, I'm pretty much working in 8.5 x 11 and 6 x 8 format. These sizes fit my lifestyle so much nicer and I can quickly complete a layout in either of these trim sizes.
Here is Kasia's sketch:
I converted the 12 x 12 sketch to the 8.5 x 11 inch format by cutting down on the background between the vertical borders on the left and right sides. I used 2 photos instead of 3 to better fit the 8.5 inch width of my page.
I started the layout by splattering Tinsel Color Shine randomly on white card stock, then used the fun trapezoid shapes from one of the new Amy Tangerine Stitched pattern papers to create the vertical borders on each side.
Here is a close-up:
The new kraft thickers from December's add-on inspired me to pull out my Heidi Swapp Color Shines in Tinsel and Black. I decided to mimic the popular hombre look by first painting the Tinsel Color Shine on with a brush. While the Tinsel was still wet, I painted over the lower half of each letter with the Black Color Shine, blending the Tinsel into the Black. Here is a close-up up of the end result:
I fussy-cut the butterflies out of one of the sheets of pattern paper in this kit:
Here is one last sneak:
Now it's your turn to take on this week's sketch! We love to see what you do with our kits and sketches so please make sure to upload your projects to the Citrus Twist Gallery. And remember, by uploading your take on today's sketch to the gallery by 12/7, you will be entered to win a $5 Coupon to use on anything in the CTK Store!