Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sandy Toes

This months product and sketch challenge at Paper Secrets combines an artsy sketch and fabulous Authentique products. I decided to mix and match collections to illustrate these
photos of my son at the beach.
~ Sandy Toes ~
The stickers and images from the Loyal collections made excellent embellishments for this page. I used dimensional adhesive to give the cluster in the lower right depth. I also laceded the edges of the paper using MME twine. 
I've had a serious crush on the shapes of Voyage since my first encounter with the Journey collection. Just a little fussy cutting and an instant exotic feel surfaces.
Think Taj Mahal and flowing fountains.
 I printed the photo of my sweetie in black and white and in color then matted it with an additional photo of footprints in the sand. To make the mat for the photo on the right I cut individual flourishes then fanned them out. 
To enhance these amazing, flowing shapes I added dots of Enamel Accents by Ranger. I also sewed the photos directly onto the page. A large black gem by MME and title using Basic Grey alphas finished off the page.
Sketch by Page Drafts




  1. Awesome layout! I love the dimension you used at the bottom of the page! Love these authentiwue papers too! Thanks for joining us at PS :-)

  2. Love,love,love what you did! TFP@PS!

  3. WOW! Fabulous take on the sketch with the Authentique papers! LOVE your stitching - just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Secrets! :)

  4. Nice job Charity! Your stitching is awesome! Thanks for participating at Paper Secrets. :)

  5. Oh Charity what a terrific job with the sketch! love the torn back area with lacing! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Secrets Sketch challenge!

  6. Fantastic layout! That lacing is a great idea! Congrats on the win!

  7. This is beautiful, Charity! I love how you did that split tear-away fold (not sure what to call it) with the cross-stitching.

    And congrats on your win!

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions