today, the Design Dollies bring you the FINAL Sketch Challenge for the month! our Sketchy girl, Kristy-Holmes-Dollie is a wiz when it comes to these sketches, and i love turning them into cards and layouts (!)... more circle elements in this one, and when i was going through photos trying to find one to use, this one jumped out at me, and the layout practically assembled itself. :)
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the story behind the pic:
went to a friend's house for a barbecue in celebration of her nuptials. much fun, people eating, drinking, playing volleyball, being generally joyous. my son was 4 at the time. i was sitting beside the garage watching him play, and he came over to give me a little smooch, and the hostess caught it on camera! i didn't even know she was watching, or that she'd taken the pic. a week later, a card showed up in my mailbox, with this photo inside, and on the back, she'd written "isn't this just the cutest picture?" - well yours truly got QUITE weepy at that!
i hadn't seen this photo in YEARS, and i have to admit, creating this layout got me a little weepy again!
look, you can even see that i'm puckering up for the kiss!
here's the sketch for you to interpret as you will.... remember, we MUST see the sketch in your projects, but you're free to flip it, rotate, reverse, shift, to make it work.
i had fun with it! lots of Shimmerz Spritz on this, some blue Making Memories acrylic paint, Crackle Accents on the chipboard letters, and yes, another appearance from my new best friend, the Dymo Label Buddy! :)
come and play along with this challenge HERE, and if you like, combine it with this week's COLORS CHALLENGE and/or ELEMENTS CHALLENGE for a chance to win all three of the yummy January prize packages! you have until SUNDAY at midnight if you're combining, or next WEDNESDAY at midnight if you're taking on the sketch. HAVE FUN!