Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Studio Challenges March 20th sketch, Sketches In Thyme and more . . .

I thought that Spring had arrived . . . now Winter is making a return with colder temps back in the forecast.   The weather here has been crazy.  Too much of the back and forth temperatures.  I so want the warmer weather to come and stay!
I finished up a few layouts and wanted to share them with you.  I found a challenge blog, The Studio Challenges and was instantly drawn to their sketch challenge with a twist.  I love the simplicity in the sketch and thought it was perfect for this picture of my daughter at age 6 months in her Christening dress.
 and here is their sketch:
and the twist, add ruffles to your layout:
I took some lace and ruffled it and topped it off with this cute ribbon from The Girls Paperie.  In fact all of the papers on my layout are by The Girls Paperie.
I also added a little lace ruffle to the dress form.  The pretty pink doily behind the clock I bought from Sam at The Purple Pumpkin.
Some more The Girls Paperie embellishments and a lace flower from the Purple Pumpkin.
I am also entering this layout over at Sketches In Thyme, as they have an open sketch challenge today.
Check out what the fabulous DT has created here.
My second layout I just love and I used my March kit from Artful Delight!
A few years ago my children and I went to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD.  Right outside of the museum is the beautiful Hagerstown City Park.  There is a beautiful pond, surrounded by old stylish houses.



I apologize for the poor quality of my pictures.  It has been cloudy here for several days and we all know that doesn't make for a good picture day.
I'm anxious for April to arrive!  I'll be guest designing for Sweet Peach Crop Shop, and I got an email notification yesterday that my kit has been mailed out to me.  Can't wait!!!
Leeane at Artful Delight has put together a fabulous April kit and is should also arrive soon!

16 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Oh Debbie...these are just Perfect!!! I just stayed and looked at all the wonderful details!!! I love the cluster of goodies!!! That lace and tape are beautiful!!

I know what you mean...I am so sick of this cold weather...we need a break here!!!

Love ya girlie and have a great weekend!!!

artfuldelight said...

WOW, absolutely beautiful LO's!

April said...

These are both amazing Debbie!! I love how you add so many details and your pages never look crowded. :)
- April

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love both of these Debbie!! I loveeeeee the layers...and loving that photo in the first one!! Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with The Studio! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

debbiebakk said...

Wow- what a great layout of your daughter's christening I just laove all the embellies and just love the patchwork paper background and your 2nd layout always ike to see those banners and butterflies. glad to see your back in you creative mode...and yes its snowing again here-yuck I'm ready for spring anytime.

Lea said...

Love these! Love the quilted look to the first layout and all the soft colors! It's so pretty! And just love all the dimension to the park layout!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

These are wonderful Debbie! Love all the little goodies here and there...
and seriously, I agree about the weather. We're in Vegas and I guess they've had great weather but not while we are here..it warms up the day we travel home..nice! LOL!

Dawnll said...

I always enjoy your layouts because you have such an eye for details.
Thanks for joining us at Sketches In Thyme...we miss you.

Huaína Kélvia said...

These are beautiful!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Debbie, these layouts are just gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Hey there...these are wonderful as always...i just love them both...what a beauty you darling daughter is...and yes, I agree, we must live in the moment...they go by so quickly...Love the park pic and page too...I have to giggle a bit...I was thinking of using a wee bit of a tape measure on the layout I'm hoping to complete soon of a baby photo of my sweet Mcauley...guess great minds, and hearts think alike...so love to stop by and see your work!

Pat said...

Your work is always awesome!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wowza...look at all of the gorgeous embellies on these pages. Love them all. :)

Tanya R said...

Super precious layout. Thanks for playing with SIT this week.
Hugs
Tanya

tiffany said...

oh my goodness such GORGEOUS layouts!!! your work is stunning, Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany DT

Joni Parker said...

These are gorgeous!! Thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!