Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's a Very Special {Layout} and a Sketch

It's October 1st, and that means sketch time for Blue Fern Studios. I can't wait to share this sketch with you because I had so much fun with the photo I was able to scrap. Let's look at my layout, and then I will share the sketch.

This photo is very precious to me. This is my daughter that went on an 8-week ministry trip this summer as lead guitarist for a worship band called "The Difference." I am so proud of her. She is also my daughter with Chiari Malformation. She is in pain daily but God gets her through each day. If you do not know what Chiari Malformation is, I encourage you to read about it here, and please join us on the awareness walk across the U.S. next September! I will post more about the walk next August or so. Our goal is to educate and make people aware. It is as prevalent as MS but you certainly do not hear much about Chiari. Anyway, sorry for the speech. Yes, I get a little passionate about it. LOL! And here is my 8 1/2 x 11 layout. The photo is of her playing during chapel at school.

Now, a little more about this layout. First, I used the new Blue Fern Studios Montage paper line. I love, love, love this paper line. It is so versatile and gorgeous! And the Icon Set One chipboard set was perfect for this layout as it has a guitar in the set. I covered the guitar with Inka Gold graphite. Then I added some smudges of Gelatos in black licorice. I think it gave the guitar a nice effect. I also wrapped some twine around the top of the guitar for "strings."

For the rest of the layout, I used the Chunky Words chipboard set for the title. I covered that chipboard piece in Gelatos and Shimmerz Dazzelerz.

Papers: Blue Fern Studios Montage Now and Then and Invitation 
Stamps: Penny Black Butterfly Suite, Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge, Technique Tuesday Good Times Arrows, Becky Higgins date stamp 
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink black soot, Hero Arts charcoal 
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Icon Set One (guitar painted w/Inka Gold graphite and Gelatos black licorice), Chunky Words (painted w/Gelatos tangerine and mango and Shimmerz Dazzelerz dreamscicle) 
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, flair from Glorie, Manor House Creations die cut, May Arts black twine, misc. cheesecloth, sewing machine

The Sketch
And now here is the wonderful 12x12 sketch. Remember, you can use this sketch for any size layout, a card, anything. Use your imagination and have fun!

To see the details of the contest and the prize package, please click here. We would love for you to join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed Wednesday!


Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So, so beautiful, Patter! Your details are pure perfection!

Debby Lewis said...

Beautiful layout and precious as well. The guitar is very smart. I read about Chiari Malformation. This must be so hard. I can't imagine. Please keep us updated about how we can walk and support. Please know she is in our prayers.

Estelle from Hernando, MS said...

Very nice layout. I love the way you added the violin embellishment.
That is a pretty paper that you chose.
I enjoy your blog so much.

Estelle Howe

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