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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Every Sunset Brings a Promise... Unscripted Sketches #252 and 5th Blogiversary Celebration

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Good Morning! Today is Sketch-It Saturday and a special celebration with today's Unscripted Sketches #252. Today is Unscripted Sketches 5th Blogiversary - a momentous occasion. I happened upon Unscripted Sketches on twitter way back 5 years ago and have been a follower since WEEK Number ONE! I can't believe it... and now I'm part of this fabulous team here to inspire you each week. Today marks my 3rd anniversary as being part of Unscripted Design Team and I've come so far since my first post for sketch #101. For over a year now, I'm part of the team that's responsible for keeping this inspiration challenge blog going week to week. I invite you to come and join the weekly challenge.

I hope you will take time to visit Unscripted Sketches and check out each of our designers' pages for our 5th Blogiversary Celebration and your chance to win some blog candy, too!

I will be giving away a bottle full of crafty goodness to one commenter who answers this question... "what is your favorite way to utilize the weekly Unscripted Sketches?" I would love it if you also followed me via email or bloglovin' too. If you've never received a bottle of crafty goodies, you are in for a treat. I have a video on my YouTube Channel of a reveal of a bottle I received {CLICK HERE}.

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Now for my project I'm sharing for the new Sketch #252. I have created a new page in my art quote journal and I took the liberty of using the sketch on the right hand side of my page, but also expanding it to a horizontal with room to add pix or momentos like a two-page spread. It's been a while since I've reached into by bag o' scraps and this page is using papers found there. With it being Springtime, my paper selections coordinate beautifully with my Martha Stewart floral border and anywhere flower punches.

This is the left side detail...


and this is the right side, using the sketch.

Now to modify this busy patterned paper. I'm not sure of the make {it may be Quick Quotes} but I have several scraps of this paper that has loads of quotes all over it. It's way too busy for my liking so I'm using my new besties in my daily travel tote... gelatos to quickly modify and highlight my quote. I'm so grateful to Rita Barakat for introducing these to me when we met at CHA in January.

I don't know why I held out for so long trying gelatos. In minutes, I toned down and turned this bright and busy paper into something more artistically me - giving a proper home to one of my favorite quotes... and a bonus - the pastel painted texture! I really have to say I am totally addicted to my Faber Castell Gelatos and I'm enjoying experimenting with them.

I layered this sheet on a yellow orange cardstock matte and repeated smudging of gelatos around the edges and the torn edge on the bottom. In the area where the negative punch shape is, I colored lighter shades of yellow to add a little dimension.

The final touch is layering some ribbon scraps {you know those pieces you save that are less than 12" but still long enough for something} and some various sticky back gems to balance the gem brad in my layered punch and painted Prima flower. I look forward to adding bits to this open space as I'm spring cleaning and getting my studio in order.

What is Sketch it Saturdays at Unscripted Sketches? Every Saturday morning a new sketch is posted for the week. Flip the sketch, rotate it… create a card, a scrapbook page, a wall hanging, digital, paper, fabric, paint, anything your imagination comes up with! There is no right or wrong way, as long as you are using the Unscripted sketch as the inspiration for your creation! And everyone is invited to join in the fun... and post your creation on their page via inlinkz for all the world to see!

Thanks for dropping by today... I hope you join us! Have a fantastic weekend! Sb :)


  1. Great project. Now I need to dig out my Gelatos again!

  2. Thanks for sharing the tips on gelatos! I bought some but haven't used them yet. Although I haven't joined in many of the Unscripted Sketches challenges, I print off the sketches and use them for cards, and even occasionally as a starting point for a scrapbook page.

  3. Amazing gelato work, love the ORANGE, orange is just my happy color!!! Fabulous take on the sketch, wonderfully done!!!

  4. This project is amazing!!!! I love that you have explained the process so well I want to give it a go. I have had gelatos for about 4 months and haven't even broken the package open. I will have to try.

  5. Good question! I use the sketch as imaginatively as possible. (I know I can't win the prize). I love how you used the gelatos. Lovely.

  6. I love using the sketches as a starting point to get the creative juices moving....thanks for the inspiration. I am following with bloglovin!

  7. Just now I realise that it's a photo album. Even better than a card. I love the words you used on it and the little sun is so cute. Hugs, Maja

  8. I am signed in to follow you per email and I love the use of the Gelatos...looks so artistic...and nice using the sketch...Great card...

    I am using sketches to start my Idea and then I can choose which Image and which colors..

    Hope you like to see my card using the sketch from Unscripted Sketches on my blog...its an easter card...hugs, Monika

  9. Hi Susan, art journalling always daunted me because they seemed to be so complex...but your page looks so happy and uncluttered... maybe I'll try it some day:)
    I discovered your blog via Unscripted and am your newest follower.
    About the question you asked, I happened on Unscripted Sketches just a while ago so I've not yet had the chance to try one...but I'll try to answer keeping in mind sketches in general. I always study the DT inspiration carefully and then I try to think a bit out of the box. Next, I always look out to combine a sketch challenge with a theme challenge or a colour challenge.
    Keeping fingers crossed for the bottle full of goodies!

  10. What a delightful post! so inspiring. I love how you show your process : )

    I love sketch challenges because they often make me think outside the box. I sometimes flounder when I'm thinking up my own sketch but with a little help form Unscripted Sketches I feel my designs are just better!


    BLOG CANDY! at my blog : ) For a chance to win simply stop by and leave a comment on my latest post! Hope to see you there : )

  11. What an awesome card and post! Thanks for playing at US!

  12. Dear Susan, may I ask you..where is the post with the announcement who win your lovely GIFT BOTTLE? I still wait and still no new post from you...hope you are haelthy and doing well ...hugs, Monika from Germany


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