Friday, May 22, 2015

Sister Selfies

Hey, friends!  Have you seen the latest sketch over on the My Scraps Sketch BlogAna Castro designed it, and it is nothing short of awesome!  Honestly, if I wouldn't have seen this sketch, I would never have come up with this layout.  And I really LOVE how it turned out.  You simply must play along with us this month!!

Check out this sketch...the film strips are SO cool!

Here's what I created.  I hardly EVER start out with colorful cardstock, but this just sort of happened.  I started with cutting some film strips in black cardstock on my Cameo.  I pulled out the Simple Stories Snap! Life Documented collection, and the turquoise blue color jumped out at me for some reason.  I only have the 6x6 Paper Pad and the embellishments, so it was perfect for this.  I only need some papers for my layers and then stickers, brads and chipboard pieces to embellish.

I did add some white gesso to my background and then came in with some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.  I used the same ink with a foam blender through a My Favorite Things square stencil to add a little more interest to the background.  I felt that I didn't need a whole lot of mixed media for this.  I love the small nature of everything in this design.  The stickers and this chipboard camera are my favorites!

I love these clear stickers...they come in black and white.  They just fit so perfectly in these little open spots of the film strips.  I added in lots of little bits and pieces throughout the page.  And I cut "Selfies" on my Cameo.

Here's a look at the subtle square pattern created with the ink and stencil.  I also love the addition of the tangled thread and the stitching.

One last close up of the title area.  I used white tissue paper under my photos as part of the layers.

This was SO much fun to put together!  I love that it's different than what I usually make.  You should definitely give this sketch a's my favorite so far, I think :)

Go HERE to check out the My Scraps Sketch Blog and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Missy ;)


  1. I love this page!! Awesome sketch too. Multi photo sketches are the best.

  2. What an adorable page. I love the black filmstrips!!

  3. WOW! This page is stunning! All your background work is fabulous!!!