I am so excited to be the Guest Designer at Sketchy Thursdays for the month of October. I absolutely LOVE the sketches the ladies come up with each week and they offer some pretty awesome prizes from some big name sponsors each week!! ;) If you haven't played along with them, you should definitely check them out and I think you will love what you find!
So with all of that said, I would love to share my first layout with you and the sketch for the 10.6 challenge:
As you can see, I changed things up a little by flipping the sketch. I decided to move the photo arrangement to the right side and the title to the left and a little lower, because of the long title I used. Other than that, I stuck fairly close to the design of the sketch. I had a little fun with the chipboard letters in the word "dock". These are letters that I've had sitting around forever...that match nothing...and I decided to paint them a light cream color. Then I used an old baby hairbrush and some brown acrylic paint to add a wood-grain effect to the letters. I wanted to give them kind of a white-washed look to go along with the nautical feel of my layout.
Here are some close-ups:
Paper: Bella Blvd, Pink Paislee, & October Afternoon
Ink: Close to My Heart & Memento
Brads: Bazzill & The Paper Studio
Baker's Twine: The Twinery
Mini Market Stickers: October Afternoon
Thickers: American Crafts
Chipboard Letters: The Paper Studio
Acrylic Paint: Apple Barrel
Tiny Type: Cosmo Cricket