Sea Lionz'

Monday, January 6, 2014

Good Monday morning!  Everyone is back at school, work and routines are back to normal. Why yes, it is a great Monday!  I have some news to share before I talk about my page. I and am now a member of Let's Get Sketchy!  I am thrilled to be a part of this extremely talented group of ladies and today is my first reveal.  

Here is January Week 1 sketch:

Here is my Layout:

We had a wonderful water park in our former city, called Sea Lion Park. It was an easy and favorite place to take the boys on a  hot summer day. Shallow water or deep, water slides and fountains, there was something for both of them to enjoy.  Being in the water is one of the few things these two have in common. We would spend hours there every summer. 

The first thing I knew when I saw the sketch was that I needed to find a summer photo because I wanted to use and layer a wave border punch I have. I always find it interesting what inspires me to get started. :-)  Then I went to my summer papers, selected a few, and got to work.  I used a pre-printed paper as the main background. I used a large playful font for the title. I used a 'z' because I had no more 's' to use. I think it adds to the playfulness. I chose a sec on paper to use under the main paper. It needed some more color, then took a negative and the cast off strip off the wave punch and to create the border at the top of the page. This helped balance the weight at the bottom.

I love the whale!  I cut round it and slipped the photo as well as the borders under it so I could keep the bulk of the design in the lower part of the page.  I outlined the waves with Stickles to give it a little shine.

Next came the sun!  I had ordered some buttons online and was not thrilled with them when they arrived. Some of them are HUGE, like this yellow one.  Good thing I was feeling creative!  It became the perfect center for my sun. 

Thanks for taking a look today. Please join in the week one sketch challenge at  Let's Get Sketchy. You have until the end of the month to add your creations.

PP-Fancy Pants, Scenic Route
Washi-Bella Blvd, Recollections, My Minds Eye
Bling-Queen & Co
Sew Easy-WRMK
Twine-American Crafts
buttons-Fancy Pants, Button Co.
Alphas-AMerican Crafts
Mist-Studio Calico, Tattered Angels


  1. Love that sun! And congrats on the Let's Get Sketchy Design Team!

  2. fabulous page, loving the sun!

  3. Yay, love your first reveal! That sun is so cool and I love how you turned the chevrons into waves!

  4. Brilliant layout! Congrats, Devra!

  5. Congratulations on the DT for Let's Get cool! Love your layout and the cool sun....might have to steal your idea!

  6. Love this! WHat a fantastic page!!

  7. I just found that paper in my stash!