Monday, September 9, 2013

Epic Summer (Sketchbook 365)

I have to say, with a grateful heart, that my family really had an awesome summer this year.  Here is a scrapbook page about all our summer fun.  I used a sketch from Sketchbook 365.

Supplies: background cardstock from Basic Grey; round alphabet stickers from Imaginisce; patterned paper & all other stickers from Lily Bee; Liquid Pearls, Distress Marker, & crackle glaze from Ranger; blue pen from Zig; household pencil; upcycled bottle cap.

The September sketch for Sketchbook 365 has spots for three photos.  I decided that design was the perfect match for a page that depicts the high points of the three months of summer!

Image source: http://sketchbook365.blogspot.com/2013/08/september-sketch-challenge.html

I had a bunch of scraps from the summery Lily Bee "Pinwheel" line that I wanted to use.  They made a colorful, fun background for my photo strip.


The sketch has a lot of negative space in the background.  I used this negative space to list all the fun things that my family did during the summer.  I added subtle journaling lines and "magical" doodled bubbles with a white ("Picket Fence") Distress Marker.


A real root beer cap (from a refreshing summer drink) became a fun page embellishment.  I flattened the bottle cap slightly, using a pair of pliers, and I added a light coat of crackle glaze over the top.


For added sparkle and texture, I also brushed crackle glaze over the round stickers on the page.


I hope that your summer (if you are in the Northern Hemisphere) was epic too!  If you're in the Southern Hemisphere, then I hope that you have an epic summer ahead of you!

P.S.  Denise's green statement: this layout is green because it uses up scraps and incorporates an upcycled bottle cap.

11 comments:

Aline Fonseca said...

Hi, Denise!
Thanks!
Look at that page! I love your journaling listing the things you've done! Great idea and gorgeous effect on the page!!!

Angi Barrs said...

Fabulous! Love the IBC bottle cap. That's actually my fave brand of root beer. :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love how this turned out, Denise. I just finished up a summer summary type page too. :)

Carol L said...

Way to capture those great summer memories with these great pages! I just LOVE the bottlecap!!

fairyrocks said...

Thanks for popping by Denise. I love how you filled the white space with pattern. I am fairly new to sketches and appreciate this tip. Keep smiling and creating.

IrinaR said...

Денисе, великолепная идея, заполнить таким журналингом пустое пространство! очень нравится, как обработала крышку бутылки! В итоге классная страничка!!!

scrapbookertink said...

Love the colours and love all the journal,ign x

Patricia said...

fabulous journaling...

Paula Ridley said...

Thank you for taking part in our challenge with a great LO. I love the bottle cap embellishment, great up-cycling:)

Lynette said...

Lovely layout, love the colors and that awesome bottlee cap. Hopefully our summer will start soon.

Sandy Ang said...

love the journaling in the background that is almost like a pattern paper effect