Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sunday Sketch Challenge with Nathalie

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with this week's Sunday Sketch Challenge.   It is starting to feel like the most and busiest time of the year.  With so many activities happening, time for documenting our life is diminished.  Here is where sketches come in handy as they give you a map to construct your page, then add a fun kit , and it takes no time to put pages together.  This is the case for the following, but before we continue let me show you the sketch:

I was so inspired to work with the sketch as it lends so easily for different formats of documenting that i just had to use it on a layout and my Life Crafted album.  Let me show you.

This month's Scrapbook Add-on kit is gorgeous, filled with autumnal colors and designs and perfect to document a few memories from the first CTK Retreat.

I stayed true to the sketch this time around, but decided to add a layer of mixed media instead of paper as the bottom layer of the page ( the stencil is from Finnabair and Vicki Boutin Rose Gold glaze).

While the glaze dried, i pulled papers from the Add-On kit, and created the layers behind the pictures.   I chose a paper from Pebbles -This is Family- as the base for the layers as it contrasts with the rest of the papers, then cut papers from Pink Paislee and Maggie Holmes to match the layers in the sketch ( and even used my sewing machine as the sketch suggested).

I chose to replace the tickets/labels in the sketch with flowers (from Pink Paislee's Again and Again collection ) included in the add-on kit and then added pieces of the Cut-apart elements to create the clusters as the sketch shows.   I chose to add a few sentiments to the page using gold ink and the Life Crafted and Traveller's Notebook stamp set.   To finish, I just added my title and all my journaling as the sketch suggested.

I love how easy  this came together, so i decided to use the same sketch for one of my entries in my Gratitude Journal (Life Crafted Album) using this month's Life Crafted Gratitude kit and its digital files.

I chose to use a hybrid approach for this page - so, this came together in less than 20 minutes-.   First, i flipped the sketch 90 degrees which set my two pages in place.

I pulled the November Digital TN papers and printed the BEAUTIFUL purple paper to match the size of the Life Crafted insert (5x8.25") , then also printed the star paper and all the cut apart elements that are in the page.

This time, i chose to replace one of the paper layers and second picture  for a screenshot of my flight itinerary ( let's just say, I made Trina lose her Ferry spot, and delayed our arrival to the Inn by a few hours).  However, i built the page as suggested by the sketch and replaced the stitching with stamped sentiments from the Life Crafted and Traveler's Notebook Stamp sets.

For the other side of the layout, i chose to use the digital Cut Apart elements to create the cluster of labels and tags on the page -these were enlarged to balance the journal on the bottom of the page, and then printed separately).   I pulled the This is Life:  Grateful Digital stamp to help me create the title for the page.  Once again, i finished the page by adding stamped sentiments and Purple embellishments from the Life Crafted kit.

Love how easy these pages came together using the sketch as the starting point.  This month's kits are just so beautiful that it was so easy to mix and match pieces, and then there is the digital files that complement the kits.  Now it is your turn to be inspired by the sketch!  Don't forget to share with us what you create, we love to  see your work.

Remember to check the kits (take advantage of the Subscription offer!) and all the digital files available at the CTK Shop.   If you have questions about these pages, please do not hesitate to contact me!


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