Monday, March 14, 2011

Sketched: Studio Calico love - Crazy Sock Day

Hallelujah!  Girl Scout cookie selling season is over!  Just had to get. that. out.
Good Monday morning to you! 
I have a lovely Studio Calico layout to share made with the State Fair line.  I was going to give instructions on how to recreate it, but then I got carried away in Photoshop and decided to create a sketch as well.  It's been a while since I shared a sketch and as I planned to do more anyway, I figured now was the time!  :)

I've learned some things since the last time I shared a sketch, so I hope you like it.  First, however, the layout:

I used the State Fair line for this one.  Morgan loves the themed days at school and really gets into her outfits.  For Crazy Sock Day she wore two different knee socks, we cut the ends off a pair of my old valentine socks, and she had socks tied in her hair.

Please note:  I have a 50mm fixed lens for my camera, which works in the often low light situations in my home.  That said, I have a hard time getting a full bod in the photo.  Her shoes are cut off on these photos.  Bummer, but you get the idea.

This is also why my next lens shall be the Canon 28mm 1.8 lens.  I have a little envelope where I stash cash here and there, saving up. 

After I get that lens, I think my next splurge will be a fun Epiphanie camera bag.  Right now I have my eye on Miss Lola, but who knows what they'll come out with by the time I have my kitty stash replenshed.  ha!

Anyway, back to the layout:

I used the State Fair line to create this layout.  This isn't quite available at Studio Calico yet, but you can pick it up at some of my favorite online stores, like 2peas and AmillionLittleThings  if you don't have access to a local scrapbook store that carries it.

The base paper is the Sideshow print.  I used both the A and B sides of this fun print.

Next was red cardstock trimmed with a scallop punch, layered with fabrips.  To ensure a fabrip is straight I usually trim it with my rotary trimmer, but afterwards I take a needle and pull at the edges a bit to fray it. 
Because it was a day of the week type of theme, I thought it would be fun to use the day of the week rubons.  I adhered them to a bit of the Pie Contest print and layered that over the fabrip.

For the title, I used some fun AC alphas from the Campy Trails line (Campy Trails, which plays very nicely with both Countryside and State Fair, by the way).  I also added some Elementary alphas (did you forget about those???  2peas/Studio Calico) and that was that.

I used a 2 inch circle punch on the Pie Contest print to fill in some of the spaces for fun, and at the bottom, added a label sticker and a button for some detail. 

There you have it!  And how about that sketch:

I'd love to know if you like the sketch and if you ended up using it, so if you do, please link me up so I can check you out. 

I think that's it for now!  I hope you have a wonderful day!  Davinie


  1. What a cute layout and love the sketch too! I wondered if it was the end of Girl Scout cookies, seems I saw them at a ton of places Saturday. Wish I could afford to buy them from every little girl I saw selling them! Hope she did well!

  2. Very cute layout!
    And great job on the sketch.
    I don't use photoshop so had to create mine in Microsoft Word.
    It's just not the same though :)

  3. Love the layout and love the sketch!!
    I have the 28mm/f2.8 lens and really like it so I know you'll love the 1.4! I actually get full body shots when we're indoors with that one!

  4. um wow, you are pretty much awesome. and i'd love to try to use that sketch...i've got so many new CHA goodies i'm dying to try out. i think i just might do it! xo

  5. I'm kind of in love with sketches so yeah I definitely want to use yours! it's hard to believe I used to think I would never ever use sketches and now I can barely scrap without them!

  6. Wow, love it! This is so much fun!

  7. cute layout! and you will totally love the 28mm 1.8 - i saved and saved for that baby, and LOVE it. it is always on my camera. I kind of wish I would have gotten that before my 50mm.

  8. Hi Davinie - i love this sketch, I always like your blog for inspiration and I used this sketch for a recent layout on my blog
    Have a great day :)

  9. Hi Davinie! I just wanted to let you know that I loved your sketch and used it to make a layout of my husband. It's on my blog here: if you'd like to check it out.
    Thanks again for sharing the sketch!