Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sketches: Creatively Yours - Sketch Challenge #1

For the most part, scrapbooking is so much fun, but there are times when it can be overwhelming.  I often get stuck on where to start.  That's when a sketch is so helpful to get the creative juices flowing.  Here's the March layout sketch from Sketches:  Creatively Yours by Ali MacDonald.

I was immediately drawn to the large treble clef sign and started to think about what kind of large embellishments I own that would make a statement.  I remembered an over-sized flair button I purchased just recently on a trip to Lake Placid, NY.  Let me show what I did with that button...

Once I decided on that flair, the story came together easily.  Stinky hockey gear!  Ewwww!  And of course, I know that phrase is "wreak havoc", but "reek" just fit so perfectly.  I love coming up with clever titles!

I had fun making my green Mister Huey spray mist act as the skunk's spray!  Luckily, it has no scent at all.

My son has a good sense of humor, so he didn't mind that I officially called him stinky!

I hope this sketch inspires you as much as it did me.  I can see using it again and again to showcase multiple pictures and one big "wowzer" of an embellishment!


  1. What a fun layout. So excited to have you on board at S:CY!

  2. What a great layout! I love the 'play' on words..they work so well. Thanks for joining us at S:CY.

  3. AMAZINGLY clever page! Adore the mist as "skunk scent" & the oh so perfect title - even T's expression has a little of that boyish delight in the manliness of smelling bad, lol.

  4. Great LO! I love the little details like the banner and badge.