Friday, June 5, 2009

Layout based on Unscripted Sketch #8

First of all - take a peek at the newest issue of Scrapbooking and Beyond on their web site. That first layout with the red paper is mine!!! This is actually my nephews daughter and I did two layouts with this same photo. The photo was just altered in two different ways.
Next, my friend Keri pointed me in the direction of a rather new sketch site this last week, Unscripted Sketches, and since I love sketches, I just had to play. What is a little different for me is that I created a layout with the sketch. Because I used Core'dinations cardstock for my layout, I have a bunch of neat techniques I wanted to point out.
First of all, I used a little grouping of index size prints of our youngest grandson swinging at the park. The little frame that holds these photos is a Nestabilities by Spellbinders. I cut it out so that it was just the frame and you can see the embossed edge that was sanded so that the embossing is exposed with the core of the paper.
Next notice my flower(I hope it is OK to use a flower on a BOY'S layout)!!! The larger flower is my new Sizzix flower die and the smaller, daisy looking flower is a Nestabilities. I sanded the smaller flower so the core of the cardstock was exposed.
All of my accent lines were created with a Scor-Pal tool. This is such a fast and easy way to add embossed lines that can then be sanded to expose the core of this Vintage piece of Core'dinations cardstock. The edges of the outside of the layout were also sanded as were places here and there on the background.
(hint)The Scor-pal board comes with a tool to create the creases. I make my lines stronger with the small end of a stylis after I have used the Scor-Pal tool. This makes for deeper embossed lines to sand)
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
SWING layout
Cardstock - Core Essentials and Vintage Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Pebbles, Inc
Title letters - Thickers/American Crafts
Scor-Pal tool
Frame and Flower dies – Nestabilities
Daisy flower die - Sizzix
Fluid chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Leaf sprig punch – Emaginations


  1. That's a great layout, Linda! And I love the scoring-- I have some co'redinations that I need to try out! :)

  2. Ok this layout is GREAT! Love it! I adore photos of your grandson anyway but these are especially cute cute cute!

  3. This is awesome Linda, what a cutie and cool techniques!! Your 2s4u card is beautiful as well. :)

  4. fabulous lo! what a cutie! love your techniques!

  5. Very pretty card! Thanks for showing how you used the Scor-Pal! Hugs, Mona

  6. This is a PERFECT layout!! I LOVE the colours (and yes, flowers are perfect for boys!).

    The lines....the movement...the distressing...all AMAZING.

  7. Loving these colors too - and what a super layout! Very striking!

  8. What a nice layout! Very well done. Always love your work!

  9. awesome take on the sketch

  10. Man...I love your stuff! Enough said!!!!

  11. Wow that page is incredible, I love the almost random linear lines, that is a great flower for a boy and that frame, oh my that frame!!!!! What can I say Linda I love it!

  12. this is a fab example of how versatine the core' cardstocks are. i love the little cluster of index prints... and the yellow/blue contrast is fantastic! :)

  13. Wow! What a great scrapbook page, the color really pops! Great CAS look, I definitely feel a case coming on, scrapping is such a struggle for me! TFS!

  14. Wonderful techniques Linda. Beautiful layouts and cards. I saw your layout in scrapbooking and beyond- great job. Thank you for posting on my blog-glittershineandbling.blogspot about my cards. I am hoping to get more done and post more. Thank you again. Kristen, owner

  15. Beautiful LOs Linda! The red one is so striking and I absolutely love this blue one! The great use of empty space and that gorgeous blue color make me think of a deep blue pool! Stunning!

    (-: Heidi