The beginning of the month means there is a new sketch by Sue Sykes over at the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Gallery.  This time Sue designed a double page sketch…

Here is what I created using Pink Paislee‘s “Indigo Bleu” collection…

This year BoyGenius was agreeable about our annual Fall photo shoot, and I managed to get some decent pics of him.  I had been thinking about designing a layout about him to document the significant transformation he has undergone in the past year.
Gone is the selfish moody teenager.  His view of the world has dramatically changed, and he has embraced a new philosophy of peace and love, wanting to take action and make a difference somehow.

I am so excited about the possibilities ahead of him and finally feel confident that he is finding his way in this confusing world.

Here is the journaling spot…

These layered journaling spots on the two pages are actually speech bubbles in a package of die cuts, but I cut off those little pointy things to change the shapes.

I cut the title with a Sizzix Tim Holtz alphabet die from grey Bazzill card stock.  

The Itty Bitty alpha stickers are Pink Paislee. The twill measuring tape ribbon is Harmonie.

The Indigo Bleu tags come in a package of 6…and I used all of them for this sketch!

The little wood man is Studio Calico.
This quote by Jimi Hendrix is exactly how BG is thinking these days.

Sue Sykes surprised us with a 2-page sketch, and at first I was worried about the number of photos I needed, but now I do think this layout seems to capture a really happy time in the life of BoyGenius.

Click HERE to visit the Sketchy gallery at the Canadian Scrapbooker website and join in the challenge! 

15 Comments on November Sketchy Challenge

  1. misty
    November 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm (12 years ago)

    I love this! Great pics and I love the way you used those tags…

  2. scrapbookertink
    November 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm (12 years ago)

    Love the sketch and your take on it, the tags work so well and love the title work x

  3. Michelle
    November 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm (12 years ago)

    Good thing computer screens are waterproof! I’m drooling over this GORGEOUS Lo! You have totally ROCKED this sketchy challenge Kelly. Those B/W photos of BG are beautiful { nice to see his smile back again! 🙂 }. Love the tags for the photo mats! Thoes Indigo Bleu pps are gorge! Awesome job my friend!HUGS

  4. Alison
    November 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm (12 years ago)

    Your lo is beautiful!!

  5. Bellaidea
    November 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm (12 years ago)

    What a cool double page!

  6. Sharon Fritchey
    November 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm (12 years ago)

    Kelly, this really warms my heart! I not only love the layout and your take on the sketch, but I LOVE the message behind it. It is amazing when kids transform and grow into beautiful young adults! How could they not with you as their mom???? Anyway, I really like your take on the sketch and the papers you picked to use, too!

  7. Sue Sykes
    November 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm (12 years ago)

    Fantastic take on the sketch, Kelly! I love how you matted your skinny photos with those beautiful tags, and the topic of your project. OH, and your son is gorgeous, just like his mama!

  8. Cindy Gay
    November 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm (12 years ago)

    Ah, that’s nice! Lots of great pictures of the handsome young man. Like the blues and yellows and the tags.

  9. Luz Maria Bruna
    November 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm (12 years ago)

    Fabulous male design Kelly and I love the sketch too!!

  10. Shona
    November 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm (12 years ago)

    wow you rocked that sketch girl…love this!

  11. Lynn
    November 5, 2012 at 10:41 pm (12 years ago)

    I love how you documented his growth spiritually and emotionally over the last year in this layout. The photos on the tags are my favorite part of the layout. Absolutely love your take on the sketch!

  12. Sandra D
    November 6, 2012 at 7:52 am (12 years ago)

    What a fabulous layout! The photos are amazing and you have mixed the patterned papers so skillfully. The hearts are my fav!

  13. carlies
    November 7, 2012 at 6:39 am (12 years ago)

    beautiful cool design WOW

  14. Izzy Anderson
    November 16, 2012 at 2:03 am (12 years ago)

    Wow, those photos are fabulous. You captured him beautifully. He is one handsome boy and I love that he has a big heart and big dreams too. I wouldn’t have had a clue how to turn that sketch into a page. You worked some magic! A wonderful, meaningful, fabulous layout.


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