Monday, January 9, 2012

Man am I irritated!

Well, I thought I was being soooooo smart and organized by printing out some sketch challenges so I could complete them at my leisure, and I took the Sketchy Thursdays sketch, here:
made this nice layout, here:

went to link it up, and saw this----the extra twist on the challenge---complete with silver and blue!!!
AARGH and double AARGH!  There actually is a lot of blue, but other than a flake or two in my stickles, no silver.
I was so proud of myself, because I haven't gotten my rear in gear to do a S.T. challenge in awhile.  I was even prouder because one of my New Year's resolutions is to use the material I have, and I used stamps on this layout (the two green half circles on either side).  Those of you who know me know I have a massive collection of stamps that are almost never used!
Here are a couple of close ups:
This shows the stamped image that I stickled a bit better.  I made the pink flower, which was actually a mistake but I couldn't bear to throw it out, so I tinkered with it a bit. I'm not gonna explain too much as I am thinking of doing a similar tutorial over at ScrapFIT. 

Also, I just wanted to show you how I added the dots with my SewEasy tool .
Thanks for listening to my ranting and raving and for stopping by.  I guess next time, I better read before I craft, huh?


  1. I think your layout is beautiful! I have done the same thing with challenges. But just think of the amazing layout you did! Love what you did with the SewEasy. I was thinking of getting one. Have an awesome day!

  2. No worries love and i hope you still link up to us :):):):) I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your lo!! LOVING that photo, the colors and loving the masking! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Gorgeous LO, even if it was the "wrong" color. Can't wait to see your tutorials at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

  4. Oh, I meant to add I got your fabulous package in the mail - Thanks so much. I can't wait to do a Christmas LO to use those fab goodies!! ~ Blessings

  5. It looks great, even if it isn't in the colors specified in the sketch! Consider it "thinking outside the box."

  6. oof! can i just say HOW MANY TIMES i have done that & thus i totally sympathize with your irritation, ESPECIALLY seeing as how this LO is sooooooooooooo jaw-droppingly gorgeous!!!!!!!! ah well. i s'pose this will teach us both to READ as well as look at the gorgeous ST sketches right??!?! lol. IS ♥brilliant♥ tho all the same!

  7. Great lo! Like how you matted the papers--makes them stand out :-).