Monday, February 2, 2015

The Memory Nest Make it Monday #33 February Sketch Challenge #1

Happy February everyone!  
I want to share this really FUN Sketch with you - from over at 

Crystal Schneider really did a great job on this sketch!  
I love all of the straight lines, and the way it just calls for lots of different pattern papers!

For my "INSPIRATION LAYOUT" for The Memory Nest's Design Team, I decided to use papers and embellishments from the Teresa Collins "Memories" Collection - ( that I got on CLEARANCE - from The Memory Nest! - LOVE THEM! ) I thought that the color combo of the papers really called for a black and white photo to be used.  The photo I picked for this layout is a #Selfie of my youngest son and I from our December 2014 trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.

Here is my take on the sketch for the DT:

and here are a few close ups too!:

I added the photo using 1/2 inch Foam Dots - and created a pocket to slip a tag into, which contained hidden journaling about our trip.
After inking the edges, I cut a few of the cameras from the washi tape and used them to embellish the tag too.

I used some of the collection's stickers and paper punch out tags, along with some cardstock and a #Selfie Stamp to create this embellishment grouping.

I used a black Sharpie to make some straight lines - here and there on the layout, and I LOVE the camera washi tape too!

Here you can see how those pieces of the washi tape, inked edges and 3 different fibers really add to the the look of what was once a plain journaling tag.  I used the tag to tell a little overview of our "After Christmas Vacation," so that we will be able to remember it for years to come.

Here are the items used for this layout:
Teresa Collins - "Memories" Collection (Word Paper, Flower Paper, Calendar Paper) and Stickers
Teresa Collins - "Summer Stories" - Washi Tape collection 
Teresa Collins - "Memories" Die Cut Flowers and Accessories
Bo Bunny - Caribbean Double Dot Cardstock
Grey Bazzill Cardstock
Ranger Distress Stains: Black Soot / Peacock Feathers / Brushed Pewter
Silver Chalk Ink
Powder Puff Maraschino Cherry Chalk Ink
Selfie Stamp
Clear Star -Gelly Roll Pen
Thickers - Print Shop Pink Letters

As always - Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will play along with us at The Memory Nest!    
I can't wait to see your creations!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri