A Good One

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I just finished what I think is my favorite class I've ever taken at BPC: Stashbusters Anonymous. I had so much fun creating LO's, being inspired to try new things and use stuff in my stash in different ways. Seriously, if this class is re-run, jump on it. It was great.

We were given a sketch to use if we wanted, but I chose to use the Sept. Week 1 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy instead.  I've been really attracted to one photo sketches and LO's recently. I have to go where the mojo is...

Here is the sketch:

Here is my LO:

So this LO today is the last one from the class that I did last week. We were encouraged to try monochromatic.  Not new for me. I've done that a few times. But I've never done it in neutral colors. I thought the ability to make this sketch fairly clean was a great way to make the neutral colors work. I omitted the scalloped area and misted the background using a stencil instead.  Although I used a vertical photo, I chose not to change the orientation of the sketch. I know the wood veneer shapes are not the same color as the papers, but they are in their natural color, and therefore continued the neutral theme.  I like it. It's simple, but not really.  

Thanks for taking a look

PP-Studio Calico
Wood Veneer-Studio Calico, Recollections
Bling-Shobby Lobby
Alphas-MME, Cosmo Cricket and Thickers
Stencil & Mist-Studio Calico


  1. I don't believe I've done monochromatic in neutrals either, but this really works! Love it! Fabulous job using the sketch! I wish I had taken that BPS class. I wasn't sure if it would be good, and now I'm hearing everyone who took it loved it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Let's Get Sketchy!

  2. Really nice LO Devra. I think the neutral wood works well with this monochromatic LO. I've done several mono LOs and I always love how they turn out.

  3. I love the monochromatic look to your layout. I agree, it's clean and simple but still very detailed. I think it's amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Let's Get Sketchy!

  4. Fabulous monochromatic layout - love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

  5. Love the monochromatic with neutral colors! Wonderful layout! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  6. Oh I love this... fantastic monochromatic layout, thank you for joining us at Lets Get Sketchy!

  7. You've inspired me to try this too. Love all the texture and depth you've managed to create here. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  8. Awesome job Devra, love the banner. Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  9. I love your monochromatic layout Devra! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  10. What a great take on the sketch !!! Love the photo Devra!!! Thanks for playing along with LGS!!

  11. Love your fun and playful LO, great take on the sketch with the monocromatic colours. Thank you for playing along at Let's Get Sketchy :)

  12. Love the monochromatic. It's very clean. Thanks for playing along at LGS!