Saturday, May 27, 2017

Dad to 2 - a SIT sketch

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

I hope you all are having a relaxing day long weekend. I'm taking advantage of naptime and a rainy day today.

I created a new layout with a great sketch from Sketches in Thyme of my three favorite photo subjects!

Here is the original sketch:

It has been a minute since I did some mixed media, so I broke out my favorite wood grain stencil and another to combine them. I thought of doing texture paste with the chevrons & brown ink with the wood grain, but I decided against it. I might try that technique in the future, however!

I need to remember it is ok to practice first rather than screwing up an entire background page with an experiment...

I have always loved green, and I'm pumped that it seems kelly green is a trending color right now. These fun strip papers are from Echo Park The Wild Life Collection.

This was my husband's first Father's Day to two boys! So sweet :)

This sketch was super great to work with. A simple & quick way to get a page done. I will be rotating this one in the future! :)

Beige cardstock - Craftsmith Co.
Paper Strips - Echo Park
Green photo background paper - Basic Grey
Striped paper - The Paper Studio
Wood stencil - Prima
Chevron stencil - Hampton Art
Alphas - Thickers by American Crafts
Splatters - Heidi Swapp Shine and Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Green fabric tag - Amy Tangerine
Arrow - Cedar Lane by Pink Paislee
Camera - Studio Calico
Cork - The Paper Studio
Stamp - Heidi Swapp

Thanks for looking!


  1. LOVE this layout! Fantastic job with the mixed media stuff and I LOVE the title! Thanks for playing along at Sketches in Thyme!

  2. Awesome stencil work. Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme

  3. Love your background work and all the distressing! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!

  4. Great job with the sketch. P.S. Beautiful family! Hugs from SIT

  5. This is great! Love the way you did your background. Thanks for playing along with Sketches in Thyme.

  6. Love your sweet photo and your awesome background. Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme.