Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UmWow Studio April Sketch Challenge

This month's sketch at the UmWow Studio blog is another great one and I was eager to do something with it, but when I was almost done my layout, disaster struck. A huge blob of white pain on the top left corner of my page. Luckily it missed the photo. I tried so hard to make it work. I grabbed a toothpick and dragged the paint around in what was supposed to look like overlapping circles. That wasn't working so I dragged it around some more, hoping for a blustery leaf feeling. That didn't quite work either. So I walked away in hopes that I would love it the next day; that didn't work either.

But then today, a special something arrived at my door.

The prize I won from the Lawn Fawn blog. Swoon! I knew I had to do something with that grey heart paper and then I remembered this disaster:

Sorry for the bad cell phone picture. I loved this layout at first. And then I didn't love how the confetti on the left side was looking. And I really didn't love the spilled paint and the attempts to work with it. So I pulled up the main part that I still loved (which luckily all came off in one piece). And now I am in love again.

Lawn Fawn ~ Let's Polka grey/hearts paper

MME ~ Lime Twist 'you and me' stickers
Echo Park ~ This & That chevron paper, wood paper, yellow sticker and circle sticker
Tim Holtz Distress Paint ~ Picket Fence
UmWow Studio ~ flair, star chipboard, star confetti, leaf confetti and chevron confetti


  1. Nina! The paint swirls go perfectly with the leaves!! I do love the heart paper too though and the stars on it!

  2. I think what you did with the paint works on the first one, but do like the second with gray background a tad better. The added details are beautiful!

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  4. What a great prize! I always re-do pages I didn't love first time around too. Love the star clusters on the opposite corners of the photo. Thanks for joining in to the Um Wow Studio sketch challenge


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