You may have noticed I like to use sketches to inspire my creativity. I think I've adopted this style of creating layouts because my time to craft is so limited and I don't want to spend what little time I have messing around with the "bones" of my layout. I want to use that time to showcase my photographs in the most beautiful way I can. Sketches allow me to do that in the bits and pieces of time that I'm given. Here's the sketch for the Artful Delight Blog challenge for the month of April.
LeeAnne (the owner over at Artful Delight) shows her take on the sketch and her layered, punched border totally inspired me. Here's the layout I created today.
I recently received these papers as part of an order from a gift certificate I won over at Your Scrapbook Stash. I have to be honest I hadn't ever seen any of Glitz Designs papers in person but they looked amazing on the website and believe me, they do not disappoint. The colors are so vibrant and they are gorgeous, double-sided, heavy-weight cardstock. I love them and now wish I had a ordered a few more sheets. The bird stickers and several of the other stickers are quite old - a Marah Johnson collection from Creative Imaginations that I just had to have at the time and then couldn't really figure out how to incorporate them into my work...I'm thrilled with how they work with this layout. I hope you enjoy and have a blessed day!