Sunday, January 13, 2013

One more Christmas Layout

Sometimes, I start with a sketch and all at a sudden the finished layout has very little to do with the inspiration! Do I still link it up with the challenge site or not? 

That's what happened to me on Saturday. Thanks to an extended lunch time nap of DS and help from my husband in the evening (he tucked in DD), I was able to scrap! The layout was done in just over 3 hours. 

This is the sketch I started with. I will leave it up to the girls from "Let's get sketchy " to decide if this is too far off the sketch. 

I loved the idea of the oval shape, the cluster and the layers of paper. I had to flip the sketch because the picture is orientated the other way. 

I used the border punch on the inside of the frame. This left a bit of a mess in the corners, which I covered up with flowers. 

Beads are wonderful on layouts. They are easy to use and add a different texture to it. I used it around the title and on the edges of the flower cluster. 

Scoretape worked great to add the little "waves" to the Webster's bookmark. Love the velvet!!! 

All papers and embellishments are from the December kit from Swirlydoos. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All the best, 


  1. Der Sketch sieht toll aus und deine Umsetzung gefällt mir extrem gut!
    Die Weihnachtssterne wirken toll!
    LG Yvonne

  2. very nice layout, a gorgeous photo and I love the little berry embellishment! thanks for joining us at lgs!

  3. I think it works! Fabulous interpretation of the sketch! Great photo! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

  4. Great take on the sketch! Cute Christmas embellies, and great family photo! Thank you for playing along with us at LGS!

  5. This is a very pretty layout Elizabeth. I think the veering off happens to all of us from time to time, lol. It's all about the inspiration so we're glad you still decided to link up with us.

  6. Beautiful Christmas page! Love the punch work and embellies! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  7. Pretty Christmas layout! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  8. very pretty. i love all the punch work. great take on the sketch. i can see it in there, just mirrored.

  9. Love the mix of embellies, super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  10. Gorgeous layout! I love how the sketch inspired you - sometimes a sketch is just the starting point and you head your own way as the papers and embellishments take you. Thanks for joining us at LGS :-)