Monday, April 11, 2011

Sketchy Thursday challenge

I love to find challenges and sketches on the net and so when I went looking yesterday, I came across this Sketchy Thursday sketch and I just knew what I wanted to do with it. 
Here is the sketch, I turned it on it's side to make it fit my photos better.
I created a little collage of four photos from one of the days we went to watch our grandson play basketball.  Picassa makes this so easy and it even lets you add the borders, etc. 
When I saw those partial circle designs on the sketch, it made me think of a ball and in this case a basketball.  I loved the argyle design in the paper they showed in the sketch and I thought of how I could create a design with my cardstock.  I used a piece of Core Essentials and Core Vintage Core'dinations cardstock.  I embossed pieces of both papers using my Cuttlebug and an embossing plate. I always think this one look masculine.  I cut the two embossed papers in 2" circles and glued them to a piece of black cardstock.  When I had the pieces all in place, I used my Kreaxions circle cutter to cut out half of a larger circle and a smaller circle.  Let me tell you, that circle cutter is a MUST HAVE!!!! So easy to use. 
That black background cardstock is new from Core'dinations and I liked the little circles that were embossed in it.  Remember all you need to do with Core'dinations cardstock is sand them a bit and you get such a neat look to the embossed pieces.
For a couple photos...
We went to visit Thomas the Train this last weekend in Fillmore, CA.  There was so much anticipation to this day by one little guy!!! We did take a ride, it is so fun. 
Before and after the ride though, this was about all he wanted to do. They have several tables set up with tracks and bridges and tunnels, etc and he could have stayed here all day long!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

DRIBBLE layout
Core'dinations Core Essentials, Core Impressions and Core Vintage
Picassa for the photo collage
Jenni Bowlin letter stickers
Kreaxions Circle Cutter
Cuttlebug Embossing Plate
Sand It Gadget - Core'dinations


  1. I like your version~fits the pictures perfect!!!

  2. What an adorable basketball player! (But I may be a little biased!)

  3. This is soooooooooooooo GORGEOUS! I love love love the way you did the circles and loving the photos!! And your photos of Thomas the train are ADORABLE!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Great embossing and detail Linda! I love, love, love those long photos.

  5. WOW! What a cool lo! LOOOOOVE it so much! Those photos are so cute! My grandsons would love it there!

  6. I really love how you made grids from your cirlces.

  7. I love that you turned it and the embossing is so great! So happy you played along in the Sketchy Thursdays GDT challenge! xoxo

  8. he is such a little cutie Linda. love the basketball themed page.awesome embossing.

  9. Totally fabulous Core project! Love it!

  10. Wow linda those basket balls are amazing way to go!!

  11. Great page! Love the basketball cut up like that! :)