Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sketchy Thursday DT Challenge

This month, I am trying my hand with the Sketchy Thursday design team challenge. I have been wanting to do this layout for sometime now and this sketch worked perfectly to showcase the story without distracting from it with too many elements.

The papers that I used are from the Crate Paper Restoration collection. I punched the butterflies from old dictionary paper, inked them with TH Vintage Photo, and added tiny rhinestones to create the bodies. I used faux stitching to create the butterflies flight pattern.

I typed the text on my computer and printed it directly on to my background cardstock. I left a space so that I could add my Thickers title.

I love the way that this layout came out. Not every story is a happy one, and this is one that I really wanted to remember so that I could look back on it when things are better, and be grateful for each day that I have.