Baseball, Hot Dogs & Apple Pie

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Good Morning on this fine Memorial Day.  Seeing as it is Monday, that means there's a new sketch challenge up at Let's Get Sketchy.

Another fantastic sketch from the talented Laura Whitaker, but one, I have to say, that took me well out of my comfort zone.  I like my 4x6 photos all grouped together. I had a difficult time making this sketch feel cohesive to me. While I was working on it , I felt like it was disconnected. Don't get me wrong, I love how others can use sketches like this and create beautiful pages. For me it was a challenge, but I embraced it and am actually happy I did.

This page is all about me, my love of Baseball, and celebrating it's Opening Day.  We celebrate opening day every year with the same meal: hot dogs, fries, peanuts, with Baby Ruth candy bars and apple pie for dessert.  All of the word stickers are a play on that fact. The colors are bright, the background is playful and full of energy. I used the arrows and the stitched outline to help move the eye around the page. They were the last elements I added, and made me feel like the page was connected, and flowed together.

I hope you will give this sketch a try this week at Let's Get Sketchy.. Challenge yourself. You may be surprised with the results. 

Supplies: CS-Bazzill, PP-Basic Grey, word elements-Simple Stories, Basic Grey, Freckled Fawn, brads-Making Memories, enamel dots-MME, mist-tattered angels, studio calico, stencil-TCW, tape-Freckled Fawn, MME, chipboard-Bare essentials, wood veneer & alphas-Studio Calico, thread-DMC


  1. LOVE this fun and clever page!! The colors and pictures are wonderful!!

  2. Love this page! It's such a happy one with the fun colours. And I love your interpretation of the sketch!

  3. This layout is so incredible! I love all the details.