Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Baby Tristan (Sketchy Thursdays 6.2)

Back in March, a good friend and scrap buddy of mine gave birth to an adorable little boy who she named Tristan... and she gave me the sweetest pictures of Tristan along with 'carte blanche' to scrapbook them at my own leisure, and at the same time, help her fill up his baby album. Last night, i did just that!

Using Sketchy Thursday's Sketch 6.2, a mix of Creative Imaginations and BoBunny papers, some KaiserCraft wooden flourishes and chipboard alphas, i made a single layout which, i'm very proud to say, will be the first page of the album.

I love the monochromatic tone of the layout - it goes so well with the picture. Isn't he a cutie in that little knitted hat?
The scalloped circles were done with Spellbinders and my Cuttlebug.
The quilted design on the background paper is part of the paper itself, by Creative Imaginations. 
Once again, all the stitching is hand-made. I have recently purchased the We R Memory Keepers' Sew Easy tool with different stitch piercers, but i haven't gotten the hang of it just yet. I have a very hard time doing anything in a straight line so i still prefer to revert to my good ol' ruler. I will have to browse tutorials to pick up pointers on how to best use the Sew Easy.
I can't wait for Nat to see the layout - she was with me last night when i started it, but she hasn't seen the finished result yet!

Anytime you are in need of inspiration, go check out the amazing sketches at Sketchy Thursdays! They are sure to satisfy all tastes, and plus, they have awesome prizes to win!


  1. gorgeous lo, my second son's name is Tristan!

  2. WOW!! That is absolutely lovely and he is indeedly a cutie!! A "carte blanche" always helps out with the scrapping ;)

    I love the quilted design on the background paper - adds great depth to the LO. I can never get the hang of monochramatic LOs but yours is simply stunning! She will love it!!

  3. *sigh* this is STUNNING! I loveeeeeeee the photo, the stitching and all the wood pieces! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):)

  4. I absolutely adore this layout!!
    I can't believe you did all that stitching by hand...was worth it though - looks amazing!!


    (I saw your name on the list and sketchy thursdays, and was being a stickybeak and wanted to see how other people interpreted the sketch - Glad I stopped by to have a look - your stuff is amazing!!)

  5. Gorgeous layout!! I truly love how harmonious everything in your layout is!! Your handwriting is beautiful!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  6. Wow! I love this layout! Thanks also for the comment on my blog!

  7. This is just so precious and so beautiful!! I really like your style,
    chek out my blog too if you want