Sunday, April 1, 2012

You Are My Sunshine (Crafty Sketches April Guest Designer)

Because of having won their January Sketch challenge, I am SO excited to be a Guest Designer this month for Crafty Sketches!  

I was sent this darling sketch to play with and i immediately started creating, and i was just anxiously waiting for April to arrive so i could finally share it with all of you!
I don't normally create many layouts that display big open backgrounds and smaller pictures, so this sketch was definitely a challenge for me, but i quickly realized that i enjoy these types of layouts...  

The cute little girl is none other than my oldest niece on her kindergarten picture, now dating of a few years ago.  They don't get any cuter than that, let me tell you!!!

The striped pattern paper and the stickers (sun and title) are from Echo Park Paper.  And peaking from the strip of ribbon is a little piece of Prima.

The pretty blooms are from Petaloo, chipboard from Dusty Attic and corrugated shapes from Magenta.

  I used Liquid Pearls to accentuate the chipboard and corrugated cardboard.  Then, just a little punch work and some stitching and voilà!  As easy as that!

I'm so grateful to Crafty Sketches for giving me this GD spot this month!  Make sure to visit their blog to see their DT's take on this pretty sketch and let yourself be inspired!!!


  1. oh my goodness, so much texture! I love the flower centres, the corrugated pieces (yum!), and THAT SMILE! What a cute girl!

  2. Awesome layout! I LOVE those flowers. Congrats on your guest designer spot!!

  3. Clean and simple but ever so cute and the striped pp still gives it a full look. Love it.

  4. What an adorable LO - perfect for that gorgeous little girl!