Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rocky Mtn High - new sketch at Sketches: Creatively Yours



This was a quick and easy page and I used Ali's great sketch 06-11 from Sketches: Creatively Yours.  The floral pp from GCD STudios Artsy Urban collection just matched so nicely with this sketch that all I did was fussy cut the interior of the page out, added another paper behind the floral, some journaling, a title, some Prima flowers, lace, and bam!  All done!

I diecut the letters using the Alterations die, Vintage Market.   I struggle with titles, I'll find some letters I want to use from my stash and of course, there aren't enough vowels to make the title, nothing else "goes with" the chosen font...this drives me crazy.  And I hate cranking up the Cricket in the middle of a project - I don't know why, that's just me.  SO to solve this problem, one day I got out a pack of border cardstock I bot years ago and I diecut a lot of letters!!  The precut borders are just the right width for the Alterations Vintage Market die.  I also had puchased a plastic divided storage container that had 32 little compartments, just perfect for sorting my letters!   Mostly I cut the letters in common colors like black, brown, beige, greens, white (easy to change the color of these!) etc.  Now when I need letters, I just reach for my box and this  works well for me.  Cuts out a layer of frustration, KWIM?

Thanks for your visit!!

7 comments:

  1. great idea - precutting the alphies and storing them for future use. Thanks for the tip!! love the lo - your "quick and easy" creation is very beautiful. doesn't look so quick and easy to me. again thanks for sharing, i feel quite inspired this a.m.

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  2. Beautiful layout Maggi!!! It doesn't look quick and easy to me. Thanks for the tip on the letters.

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  3. Beautiful LO and great tip about the letters. I need to do that with some basic flower shapes!

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  4. Great idea to make things ahead of time...IKWYM, I hate getting the cricket going when I have been working on my project for awhile and just want to finish! LOL

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  5. I really like this idea of cutting the alphas ahead of time. I also struggle with titles. Thank you for the chanch to win some really pretty papers.

    Sandy Duley

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  6. Very awesome LO, I LOVE the rich colours you chose!

    TY for using the Sketch to create something that, once again, is **So Beautiful**!

    That title rocks, IMHO, WTG Maggi! I luv all the pics of your travels...

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love those flowers and how you worked the sketch. Great job!

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