Monday, January 23, 2012

Artful Delight January Sketch Challenge: Sam & Lynn

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Gong Xi Fatt Cai!
I played along with the January sketch challenge by Artful Delight. I made the layout without pictures in Singapore earlier and brought it back to Malaysia just to add the pictures. Luckily I managed to make it (i.e. print the pictures) very very last minute.

Here's the awesome sketch by one of the Delightful Designer Abby:

I didn't have a circle cutter, so I normally use the lace doilies as the circle background. And I flipped the whole sketch horizontally so it doesn't look too similar to my latest layout for Miss Popcorn.

Here's my take on following the sketch:

My bestie, Lynn was suggesting me to scrap a layout using our pictures. Those are pictures were taken in Oct 2010 during our Orientation training. The color of the layout was picked from the green / dark teal color of her floral print dress. I followed the sketch by adding the long stripes and doilies in the background and build my clusters of embellishment from there. 

I kind of completed the whole layout in Singapore and added the pictures in Malaysia. I didn't have time to print the pictures as by the time I found out the Sketch Challenge it was a day before my trip back to Hometown. I could not bring my scrapbooking tools + my beloved scissors during my flight back. So i quickly finished the layout and stuff the layout in a box and hand carry it to airport. I couldn't scrap a layout without pictures so I cut two pieces of card stock in 3R sized as photo mat to gauge the placement of my embellishments.

The title says: S & L: Size doesn't matter.
S is initial for my name, Sam while L is initial for her nickname: Lynn. I am petite while she is tall and slender. But we are besties despite difference in our size. We even wore the same high heels when we first met! 

I added the bunny stickers from Cosmo Cricket to my blue rosette and it added baby-ish touch to the layout. It also matches my bunny-ears pose in the picture perfectly! And I couldn't help using multicolor buttons as the embellishments. 

Those Floral stickers are "Chip 'n Stick from October afternoon. And I cheated by drawing dotted line mimicking sewing stitches to frame the layout. I can't sew with sewing machine and I don't even have one. Maybe one day I would learn it from my mom >_<

Supplies used: White card stock, Chip 'n Stick from October Afternoon - Modern Homemaker, buttons from my stash, AC Thickers, Mini alphabets from Prima, Hambly Screen Prints - Banner, acrylic paint

Thanks for dropping by! XoXo


  1. WOW, your LO is fabulous. Love all the detail. Thank you for playing along with Artful Delight this month. I hope you will join us again!! :-)

  2. Terrific LO! I love how you flipped the sketch; it totally works Sam, your choice of embellishments and borders are so fun and delightful to look at.

  3. Thanks for the lovely comments. Will definitely join the next challenge.

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