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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.

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.

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!

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!

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