Hello there and welcome to today's
Sunday Sketch! It's Andrea
here and I am excited to share with you
today's sketch and how I used it along with the April Citrus Twist "Sophie" kit to create a fun layout about my love for Disney magic!
know about you but I love Disney! I love all the fairytale fun, all
the whimsy and childlike innocence and bright happiness of it all! It
is like a world of imagination where no matter how old you are, you
get to experience the world with this joyful wonder and playfulness
that is unfortunately so often missing from our daily lives. I of
course, am of the mindset that we should be infusing this kind of
whimsy and magic in our day to day lives which is why I am all about
“living life as a fairytale” and writing our own happily ever
after. To that end, memory keeping and scrapbooking is such a
wonderful way to do this, because it invites us to both tell our
story and to be playful and creative! So let's get creating! This is
It looks pretty simple. I knew however
that it might be a little difficult for me considering the fact that
it uses two photos lined up in an a-typical way and also because it
is a 12x12 and I knew I wanted to do a 8 ½ x 11. Now I have
converted the 12x12 sketches to fit the 8 ½ x 11 before, but because
of the layout of this one, I was a little nervous. I managed it
though, as you can see. I basically just cut off that right side
where all the negative space is.
And as for my concern regarding the
placement of the two photos, I simply chose to make that top photo a
square instead of a rectangle. I just felt like for my purposes, it
I'm noting these kinds of things to
you, because I want to make it clear that whatever sketch you want to
use, you can adjust it to fit your own purposes. Don't be afraid to
move things around, to change the size of things, etc...a sketch is
always just a place to start. It is supposed to get you going along
the way, and also to help you step outside your box a little...but
don't let it be a detriment to your creativity! It is a helpful
tool...a suggestion, not a rule! Have fun and play!
As you can see, I used mostly goodies
from the main kit for this layout (along with some paper from the Patterned Paper Play add on kit). I love the papers this month! I love all those pretty pinks and
teals and blues! Oh and I really loved fussy cutting out the
beautiful butterflies from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams
paper...that paper is just perfect for fussy cutting! The butterflies
add a fun, pop off the page element that gives the layout a
whimsical, interactive feeling.
I created my title using the pretty
black puffy stickers in the kit and spelled out the word “magic”.
And then did some journaling about the magical feeling that
Disneyland always gives me. And I think the photos along with the
doodles I added of Minnie and Mickey and the Castle, inside the fussy
cut frames (from the Maggie Holmes frames patterned paper) really helps tell that story of Disney magic! It was a really fun day!
Alright, I hope you enjoyed today's
sketch and my layout! I had fun playing with this sketch! Now it is your time to try our sketch too! So join in on this challenge and share what you create using today's Sunday Sketch by posting your creation in our gallery
and/or on our Citrus Twist Facebook group
! Remember to put today's date (4/23/17) in the title! You could win a $5 gift certificate to Citrus Twist so please show us what you make with this sketch! Okay, have a happy scrappy day and remember to live
your life as a fairytale!!!