Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pressed Penny - a Stick it Down sketch

Happy Saturday!

I just finished a page, and I wanted to get it logged before I miss the deadline, as that has unfortunately happened to me before!

I used a great sketch from Stick it Down, and I really love how it turned out.

My son & husband love to find a pressed penny machine wherever we go. I had these photos of them pressing a penny at the Chattanooga Aquarium last year, and thought it was a good idea to document their little tradition. The paper theme came from me wanting to use a copper metallic accent (pennies, get it?!), and these were some of the only options in my stash! I'm glad though, b/c the color scheme is perfect, especially since Heath has decided his favorite color is blue just like his Dad.

Here's the original sketch:

I like how the sketch has us to do the journaling around the circles!

I used some Stampin' Up PearlEx for the triangle, and I think it added the perfect amount of copper to finish off the page.

I love the background paper too, it says Father in many languages.

Blue and copper papers - Tags and More Stack from DCWV
Background paper, Vellum and copper round tags - Studio Calico
Blue purple and gray paper - the Paper Studio
Triangle Stamp - Heidi Swapp

Thanks for looking!


  1. I really love your take on the sketch challenge. The colors on the page are awesome! Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down.

  2. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down.

    Colleen--DT for SID

  3. Beautiful page, I love the brightness of the journaling - it makes it such a happy layout!

  4. I love your take on this sketch, your layout is beautiful, so much detail. Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down, Niki xx

  5. Gorgeous, especially the blue and gold combo!! Thanks for creating with us at SID!

  6. What a great page. So brilliant to use the copper toned papers. Looks like everyone was having a good time. Thanks so much for joining us at Stick It Down.