Saturday, September 3, 2011

Authentique's First Sketch Challenge!

Hi All! I am so excited for Authentique's first ever sketch challenge (and my first ever blog post as a DT member)! If you've followed my blog in the past, you know that I tend to do my best work when I have a sketch or guide to create from. There is a card sketch and a layout sketch this month, but I have decided to do the layout sketch.

Here is the sketch:

And here is the layout I created:

Supplies Used:

Patterned Paper: Uncommon Gifted (gray side) and Unique (flower side)
Die cuts: Uncommon Tabloids, Elements
Other: ribbon and button (American Crafts), twine, cardstock

I have two girls, so I love how girly and fun the Uncommon line is. It works so well with black and white pictures, too. I decided to scrap a couple pictures I took of my oldest daughter. This layout is simple, but fun at the same time.

I went outside of my comfort zone and left a lot of white space. I decided to use an Element die cut and a Tabloid die cut to fill in some of the white space at the top of the page.

I used one of the Tabloid journaling tags for a tiny bit of personalization and used dimensional adhesive to make it pop.

I thought it would be fun to tie some twine around the pictures and use a button that matches the Uncommon line. This picture also shows the details behind the title Element card. I distressed the paper to give it a bit of an edge because the rest of the page is very pretty and straight-laced.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create with the fabulous sketches Tifany created. You have until September 14th at midnight (PST) link your projects to the Authentique blog. The winner will receive an Authentique prize pack!! Winner will be announced September 17th on the blog. Be sure to check out the blog to see how the other amazing ladies on the DT interpreted the sketch!

Happy creating!!



  1. okay, so I didn't have time this morning...but I had to pick my jaw up off the floor this am when I saw this. AH MA ZING! I love it...ALL OF IT!

  2. WHOA.

    Seriously I am SO so SOOO in love with this page its not even funny! You are such an inspiration! Keep up the great work! <3
    -Megan Hebel (from CE ;) )


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