Friday, March 29, 2013

Skissedilla #203

Hello there!  My much anticipated plans of being back soon were foiled yet again.  Taking care of my really sick kiddo (not really a kiddo anymore at 16 but still) has been top priority number one....and boy oh boy has he been hit hard this time around.  Poor guy.  Glad to report he's on the up and up now and things should get back to normal soon....fingers crossed, prayers said. 

This week's sketch was created by the beautiful Maria of Scrap Art Design
But there is also reason to celebrate because Skissedilla had a birthday!!!  Yep, the site turned 4 years old last Sunday with over 200 sketches being put out during those years, wow.  I feel so proud and blessed to be a part of this amazing team and love the girls and guy I work with there so much!

For my take this week I rotated the sketch 90 degrees and then had a ton of fun with my watercolors along with one of the new ScrapFX stencils - Daisy Garden - to create the background.  From there I cut up a few bits and pieces from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Line and I was done. *I totally love how this play by play makes it sound like this page came together in a breeze - I actually fussed and mussed quite a bit but essentially this is the gist of it. ;)

Not sure why this shot looks a tad grainy or... but thought perhaps you'd want to see the focal point more up close? The hot air balloons are made paper pieced from Memory Maker dies I picked up from the Crop Stop.  Yes they took a bit of time to make, but oh so worth it - they make me giddy!!  Another favorite feature for me is the turtle :)  My daughter had been begging me to use this on a project - not specifically one with her on it - but just one in general so it seemed fitting to use on this page with her and her BFF.  

There is still time for you to join in on the fun and play along with us!  This week we have wonderful prizes for all our winners and we'd love to have a grand showing for our birthday!!  Hope to see you there!


  1. wow! I know, I know, I always start out with wow...but thats what you do to me! This may be a new favorite. I adore the pic but the entire layout is a masterpiece. The vellum clouds look amazing and there is just something about that blue stained ink in the background that I just love...and I always love hot air balloons! There's just something so dreamy about them. I think this may be a new favorite!

  2. Gorgeous page! Love what you did with the watercolors and I am so glad to hear that your kiddo is on the mend :)

  3. Such a pretty page, just love it.


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