Creative How-to: I started with this week's sketch from Creative Scrappers. I added a 4-5inch-ish strip of pattern paper to the layout, leaving the strip at the bottom of the paper intact (that's the days of the week strip you see). Cut strips from the Running Errands paper and layer them over each other. Grab your mask - I used a Studio Calico small chevron mask - and add paint over the sections you want to show through. I wanted this to look blotchy so I applied paint liberally. Remove the mask and apply paint to other sections of the layout. Once the paint dried, I added a couple of rows of stitched chevrons, mostly over the blotchy painted areas to add definition. Add the title - I outlined the word "today" because I felt like it was getting lost and wanted it to pop just a bit more off the page.
Add photos and embellishments. I wanted to put the journaling card behind the top photo so I made sure to not adhere the photo down where I wanted to insert he card. I cut a few strips of the paper again and tore them to make them look like washi tape. I stamped over the faux washi and also over the die cut flower.
Journaling reads: Rheagan loved nestling her way into this rope swing. She would swing and spin in it on the deck of the beach house. That is, when she wasn't relaxing in the hammock with a book or our iPads.
Make sure to stop by the Creative Scrappers blog to see what the other designers did with this sketch. While you're there, check out the call for the new DT. This is such a great team to be a part of.
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