Saturday, July 3, 2010

PS Sketch & Audrey Pettit

One of our talented Sketch Designers at Practical Scrappers put together this ultra snazzy and super fun sketch that inspired me to create a layout using photos of my mother with my youngest grandson.

It worked out perfectly that my mother happened to be wearing a black top in these photographs, as I had some very pretty paper from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop collection that I was anxious to use.  I also FINALLY used some of my Webster's Pages Bloomers that I've had for months but simply was afraid to use - I just couldn't seem to apply them in a way that looked attractive to me even though they are so very pretty. That said, I get a whole lotta inspiration from stalking...errr, umm, I mean FOLLOWING Audrey Pettit's blog and it was really her that inspired me to finally use them on my page after seeing the gorgeous projects she put together with Bloomers. Thank you Audrey!  I think these blooms were a perfect addition to the layout and if it weren't for Audrey, those pretty Bloomers would still be in the package for sure! I found Bloomers inspiration from Audrey right here and here (just for starters).

Anyhow...my goal when creating this page was to end up with something feminine because it really is a layout focused around my mother, but I didn't want it so girly that my darling grandson looked "out of place" on the page either. I think I accomplished my goal by using these yummy Thrift Shop papers and fonts for the title that were more relaxed. (I used my Gypsy to weld the letters in the title and subtitle together).



Now before I give you the deets on this layout don't forget to skip on over to Practical Scrappers and join us in this weekend's sketch challenge! 

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: True Black, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Thrift Shop Collection (October Afternoon)
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cricut Carts: George and Calligraphy Collection
Embellishments: Journal Card (Maya Road), Bloomers (Webster's Pages), Pearls (Hero Arts), Distress Tool (Tim Holtz)

5 Scrappy Comments:

Denise said...

Love the papers you used. The touch of red is perfect!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I LOVE this page ! I think you accomplished everything you set out to do - marry all the right elements, enhance your mom, not too goo-goo for your grandson. I cannot believe you have the time to do all of this and keep up with your massive work at Papercraft Star - amazing. Hope your visit with Kristina is a total blast - can't imagine it wouldn't be !!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, but did I do a double-take when I came by your blog and saw my name in your title for today's post! I was just stopping by to thank you for your last comment to me. You always make me smile and laugh! You are such a hoot, my friend! Thank you for your kind words again, and I'm so glad I could inspire you to break out those Bloomers! Your page is fabulous! I love your take on that sketch and love the elegant color palette. And how fabulous is that row of Bloomers!! Also totally love the music sheet paper and the stamped flourish. Amazing job, Beth! Keep working with those Bloomers!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow!! You rocked this sketch!! The papers are so gorgeous and classy... just like your mother!! Great LO!!
Barb :)

Kristina H said...

Beautiful!! (said in my best sing-song voice)

I can't wait to see it in person.....TOMORROW!!!

I gotta go pack :)

xoxo
~K

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