He Plays to Discover

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Good morning! I'm happy to be back so soon.I've actually been very busy creating, but too busy is my life to take time to write. So, here it is Monday morning again. That means it's a reveal day at Let's Get Sketchy.

This week we have a really cool and different sketch from the talented sketch designer Jenessa.

I will admit, I was very afraid of this sketch.  You have to have realized by now that I am a 4x6 gal. I knew it was going to be a huge challenge, so I got to work, looking for ways to use this sketch.  Well, lucky for me, while playing with my younger son, a photo opportunity came along.  I decided to tackle the sketch using the photos. Let's just quote a favorite TV character of mine. "Challenge accepted" (How I Met Your Mother)

What started as a struggle, quickly turned into a fun puzzle for me. I thoroughly enjoyed piecing all the elements of this page together.  I applied some PhotoPlay into this layout. I played with some photo editing tools by fading out the color of the first and second photos. The idea being to give the focus to the photo with the most color. It is the most important. The page is busy and full of energy, playing off the idea of a child playing with toys. It is vibrant and colorful, again reinforcing that theme. The title is small, but meaningful, telling part of the story in the photos. Overall, I have to say, I am really happy with how this turned out. It is colorful, playful and full of meaning.

After all of my hesitation, I'm glad I tried something outside of my box. It was a fun sketch to use!  I hope you will try it too, then link it up at Let's Get Sketchy

PP, alphas, die cut stickers-Echo Park
Wood veneer-Citrus Twist
cork-Fancy Pants
enamel dots-MME
epoxy stickers-Freckled Fawn
washi-Jenni Bowlin, Queen & Co, Bella Blvd.


  1. You did a wonderful job with this sketch! I love the papers you used and the title is just perfect!

  2. Very colorful! I really like the mix of pp & neat photos on your layout.....neat use of the sketch!

  3. Love this bright, happy page!