I was taking a poke around the Simple Scrapper website (Krista used to be on their Design Team and introduced me to it) and I found a great printable that I just had to use.
As soon as I saw the “Keep Calm and Love On” card I laughed and knew the exact picture for it! I kept poking around, looking at some of their sketches and found the Template Jane sketch. I changed it up a little, of course – that’s the beauty of sketches! – and ended up with this LO:
Used my Crafter’s Workshop stencils and Clay Mist, naturally, my faves, and a bunch of washi tape.
I layered on the Glossy Accents – remember my very first Technique post? – and the shine on the wood veneer hearts is awesome!
Finally, my favourite part, a real stroke of genius I think, my pumpkin!
That’s a wood veneer apple from the Studio Calico School Icons! Is that the best, or what?!? Patting myself on the back for that one! 🙂
Love how this turned out, easy to do, still looks like me even though it’s from a sketch, and the journaling is actually out in the open for once, thanks to Ali Edwards!
Do you use sketches? What’s your favourite place to find them? And do you love shiny hearts as much as me?
Love this Sara! You are correct, it is very you. I love sketches…takes the guess work out of it for me. When I pull them out of my head, I always feel like something is missing or not in the right place, sketches stop me from overthinking too much. I have a bunch printed off to take to the retreat this weekend!
Thanks Liz! I’m getting better at using sketches because, like you, I always feel like something is missing. Plus, at 2am at the Retreat, my mind doesn’t work well enough on it’s own – I need the help!
So hard to keep calm each day when you do what we do!!! LOL