I Think I Can – dt layout for Sketchabilities Sketch #101

Sketchabilities sketch #101 is now live! 😀 I’ve been absolutely LOVING Karan’s new sketches for the site. They’re great for mixed media pages, but can also be simplified or adapted for other styles as well.

For my example for the sketch, I decided to use 3 pics of Christian at the playground a couple years back. He was exploring a slide for the first time and was determined to climb up it instead of sliding down on it. To our utter amazement, he did succeed after a few attempts. 😀

To mimic the wood chips that cover the entire surface of the playground, I created my own background with a kraft paper foundation. I layered it with Krylon Webbing and their Make It Stone spray. I was also inspired by the Follow the Yellow Brick Road challenge at Flying Unicorn (recipe challenge). Here’s what I came up with:

I think I can


Kraft cardstock
Krylon Webbing
Krylon Make It Stone!
Art Anthology Velvet dimensional paint
Graphic 45 papers and brads
Prima leaves
Washi tape
I am Roses flower
Distress Ink and paint
Maya Road chipboard alphas
Signo white pen
EK success punch
Martha Stewart punch
mini clothes pins and jute from my stash

Karan’s gorgeous sketch:

sketch 101

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. craftymadre
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 08:37:56

    I love your take on the sketch! You really captured the messy fun movement. They’re both so fun to look at.

  2. Maria
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 14:26:40

    Oh, the bright colors! Very nice layout!

  3. mjmarmo
    Oct 15, 2013 @ 15:48:30


  4. ahappyscramper
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 02:22:34

    Wow that’s an amazing background Doris and those sweet purple pics are gorgeous.

  5. Oct 16, 2013 @ 04:40:40

    I love the colors you used!

  6. mlpendleton
    Oct 24, 2013 @ 15:36:00

    Gorgeous layout Doris! I love the three sweet photos and stunning, drippy background! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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