Sunday, February 20, 2011

Page Maps Scrapping Contest

Have I told you lately that I LOVE sketches???

They are truly one on the biggest inspirations I have when it comes to my scrapbooking. I really like the ones on Page Maps. Every month I hurry to their webpage for the newest set of sketches that are always released. I've also been checking out their blog.

I was thrilled to discover their latest Basic Grey Sketch contest. Becky Fleck posted this great sketch:

Once I saw the sketch and the GREAT prize that was being offered I was EXTRA inspired to see what I could create. A few days later, a little creative sweat, some inky fingers, and voila.....I created this:

Those two sweet people are my parents, who have married for close to 50 years. I can't imagine my life without one or both of them. They have both had some health problems in recent months, and that provided an emotional connection that helped me create this page.

The background is KRAFT cardstock spritzed with "Coffee Shop" glimmer mist. I used two different shades of distress ink to age the edges of the papers and then tore the edges of the blue cardstock behind my photo. I really wanted something kind of "vintage" looking for the edges of the patterned paper, so I searched through my laces and trims. When I couldn't find what I wanted I purchased some brown crochet thread and used it to add a scalloped trim at the top and some cross stitches along the sides and bottom. When I added the rubon, I was kind of disappointed because I couldn't find a brown one in my stash. Then when I applied it to the cardstock it kind of tore in spots. I think that just adds to the aged look though.

All in all, I think it is another successful layout for my albums!


  1. HI Stella....I too love my sketches, and am always on the lookout for good ones...check out my blog on the side, there are some great sketch sites you might be interested in.
    What a wonderful,inspiring family you have, with those two gorgeous people in your lives.Beautiful journalling.I too love my kraft card stock .Cute addition with the stitching.

    x Melissa

  2. Your layout is so special.
    50 years congrats to them.
    Love your take on this sketch.