Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sketchy Thursday DT Challenge

This month, I am trying my hand with the Sketchy Thursday design team challenge. I have been wanting to do this layout for sometime now and this sketch worked perfectly to showcase the story without distracting from it with too many elements.


The papers that I used are from the Crate Paper Restoration collection. I punched the butterflies from old dictionary paper, inked them with TH Vintage Photo, and added tiny rhinestones to create the bodies. I used faux stitching to create the butterflies flight pattern.

I typed the text on my computer and printed it directly on to my background cardstock. I left a space so that I could add my Thickers title.

I love the way that this layout came out. Not every story is a happy one, and this is one that I really wanted to remember so that I could look back on it when things are better, and be grateful for each day that I have.

7 comments:

lisa said...

Cool page. Love your design and love how the title has slotted into the centre of the journaling x

Tracy said...

Beautiful page, life is what it is. No one has the perfect life, everyone has their ups and downs, brave of you to share one of your downs.
Good for you, here is to a better day.

Steph said...

The butterflies are so cool! Love the idea of using an old book.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooo touching!! I hope things get better soon! i loveeeeeeeee the way you captured yourself and the colors!! Thanks sooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Becky said...

So awesome that you did this layout! I love everything about it!

Diana Fisher said...

I really like this page. Great title work, love the kraft paper. Lovely!

Jeanet said...

Great take at the sketch!Loving the paper strips and the colors! That circle with the butterfly is beautiful!
Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!