Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pencillines Sketch Layout

I'm so happy the weekend is finally here. I had a couple of more projects that I finished up during the week (it's amazing how much more I can get done when I stop watching TV), but just didn't have time to photograph and post earlier.

Joys of owning a house scrapbook layout based on Pencillines 12x12 sketch

The first layout is based on the Pencillines sketch 160 and Kathie Link's fun and colorful page. This is actually the first layout about our new home since I was so preoccupied with the move the first few months that I didn't have time to scrap. The page is titled "Joys of Owning a House," but I have to admit that there's some sarcasm in that title too. Before we can start enjoying the place, there was and still is a LOT of work to be done. To symbolize that, I journaled on the leaves of the tree - the hanging leaves are the things we were looking forward to and the leaves on the ground are the irritating things we have to put up with in the process. The tree is drawn freehand and the leaves are stamped and cut out from various scraps. On this picture my husband is cutting tile for our kitchen and let me tell you, I'm so glad that project is long behind us.

Closeup of a tree element on the scrapbook page with chipboard accents, buttons and stamped leaves
  • Stamps: Leaves from God's Beauty set by Stampin'Up!
  • Paper: Bluebird light blue DP by My Mind's Eye, Repose from Basic Grey's Scarlet's Letter collection and Mellow collection, brown, SU scraps for leaves
  • Ink:Brown
  • Accessories: twine, K&Company Amy Butler chipboard alphabet, Maya Road chipboard flowers, buttons, dreams pin, SEI tag, sandpaper


  1. Olga - what a fabulous idea! I love the leaves with the things you love about owning your house. I'm thinking I might have to use this idea for a valentine's day card for my hubby. Talking about hubby's - seeing as yours is so good with tiles and jobs around the house, can you loan him to me for a week or so :-)
    thanks for the inspiration

  2. Oh, don't you love those home renovation projects? :/ We always have a couple on the go. Love your interpretation of the sketch Olga.

  3. WOW! Love the symbolism in your leaves! And, I'm sure it won't be long before you can look back and enjoy the pains of growing together during this venture. Aren't you glad you scrapped (caught) this moment?