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Hello! Kim here with a quick share of my take on last month’s Sketchy Challenge! Kerry designed this neat sketch for October, try as I did…I wasn’t feeling the ‘angle’ for the photos I wanted to work with.

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's October Sketchy Challenge / Scrapbooking with sketches
Check out the Sketchy Gallery for lots of great uploads using this sketch as a stating point.

SWITCH IT UP
Instead, I worked with elements of the sketch! I moved, shuffled, altered my papers and pictures until I was happy…sometimes it’s a LONG process! I must say I was quite happy with the finished results.

Scrapbooking layout using Simple Stories Vintage Blessings collection / October Sketchy Challenge / Scrapbooking with sketches
I LOVED all the elements available in this collection from Simple Stories. Can’t wait to use it again soon! I also used Ranger Distress inks to distress edges of patterned paper and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l.

PRODUCT LOVE!
Simple Stories‘ ‘Vintage Blessings’ collection was such an awesome choice for the photos I was working with. The soft, muted colors of the papers, embellishments and quotes were perfect for the old family photos I was scrapbooking! Simple Stories Vintage Blessings collection

Die –hard story tellers, need not fear! After I took the photo of my layout, I did go back and use my Stabilo pens to document the names of those in the photos! I needed to verify some of the information with my dad, so I wasn’t  making up new history!

Stabilo pens are the perfect companion to your scrapbooking layouts / perfect colour always waiting to be used / you need these in your scrapbooking supplies!
These have become my favourite pens for journalling on my scrapbook layouts. They are fine and come in so many wonderful colours, I am always able to find just the right one!

NOVEMBER SKETCHY CHALLENGE.
Kerry Engel has designed another great sketch for November, I can’t wait to put it to work. My brain is already thinking about what I want to do! November Sketchy Challenge / Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Sketchy Gallery

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  1. That is a gorgeous LO! I love old photos like the ones you used and the papers and embellishments set it off perfectly. Sketches are at their best when we use them as a starting off point, not as a form that must be followed blindly.
    It is so important to add the names and details to these photos.
    Thanks for sharing your work. Very inspiring! 🙂

    • Thanks for your kind words! My father has shared many old photos with me…I LOVE them all and look forward to sharing them again!