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CHUB – www.twistedsketches.com -sketch #43 w/twist of “pattern”

March31

Here is my latest DT assignment sketch for www.twistedsketches.com – sketch #43 (freshly “live” over at the twisted sketches site) the “twist” to this sketch was PATTERN – any how or any way you interpret that!

 We would love for you to play along!

My “pattern” twist to this layout is that I cut out the bracket 1/2 shape background in chipboard…then I traced it and cut about 5 layers out of an actual baby clothing pattern…I accented it with some pins on the far left side as “holding the pattern down” as you would a real pattern & fabric. I really wanted to go for a shabby chic feel here….used a lot of paint and ink and distressing… This is my little CHUB baby Elizabeth before she started shedding that juicy baby fat! 

Product list here includes new Prima Flights of Fancy paper, new Prima fabric flowers, some old K & Co glittered sticker flowers I have had for awhile….various pom-pom trim of unknown brand, some new flourish stickers that I cannot find the packaging for to even let you know who makes them (if I find the package I will update this), raw heavy chipboard (love this stuff…bought it from Scrapbook.com in a bulk of 25 sheets of 12 x 12 at an extremely reasonable price….I had visions of creating my own chipboard shaped albums, alas, maybe one day 🙂 the chipboard is the foundation for the 1/2 bracket shape in which I covered with the clothing pattern (hence, the twist :),  fabric pins of unknown brand, Bazzill cardstock in color “Atlantic” -side note…interestingly enough…my mother and my sister thought that this paper was white and that I had painted it the blue, instead of the other way around…using Plaid acrylic paint in Wicker White, Jamaican Sea & Delta Dreamcoat paint in Chamomile and Pink Silk.  I used 3 different sized hole punches to do the edge distressing…love the look of this distressing technique! The clear buttons (if you can see them) are from CTMH.  The pink “bling” trim is from Anna Griffin.  The small little pink rose buttons are of unknown brand, as are the crystal-looking leaves wrapped around the flower clusters – those I got in one of my monthly kits from www.swirlydoos.com !  I fear that I am leaving something or a lot of things out of this list….but I’ll just have to update if something else leaps out at me!

I am including some up-close detailed photos of this layout below! TFL!

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12 Comments to

“CHUB – www.twistedsketches.com -sketch #43 w/twist of “pattern””

  1. Avatar March 31st, 2010 at 11:03 pm Franny Bobbitt Says:

    This is very beautiful. Keep them coming!


  2. Avatar April 1st, 2010 at 2:12 am RACHEL Says:

    holy moly! thats unbelievable, i bet it took ages, im so impatient with my work i like it done like now lol


  3. Avatar April 1st, 2010 at 3:48 am DarkDan Says:

    You know, seeing this LO up close, I was really impressed with all the fine distressing in it, but when I look at the overall image, my favorite thing is how perfectly you captured the colors of “The Chub’s” clothing with your paper and the treatment. Now I love it even more!


  4. Avatar April 1st, 2010 at 11:18 am Tiffany Says:

    Always look forward to your sketches. You always add the neatest colors and embellishments!! Lovin’ it!!


  5. Avatar April 1st, 2010 at 4:43 pm simona Says:

    wow Nancy, this is stunning!!!!


  6. Avatar April 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 am Star Rork Says:

    your distressing work is killer! seriously awesome layout!….& chubs is pretty adorable 2!


  7. Avatar April 2nd, 2010 at 12:51 pm Tricia Peever Says:

    I’m dropping by to say “hi”! I love this layout sooo much! You do fabulous work. I also wanted to properly thank you for a comment you had left recently on one of my layouts. Your very flattering comment made me so happy. It is thrilling when you get such nice compliments from someone who’s work you admire, kwim? It’s top honours. SO, thank you!!!


  8. Avatar April 3rd, 2010 at 7:26 pm Brenda Weaver Says:

    this layout is beautiful! I love all the details and the soft colors. Lovely!


  9. Avatar April 5th, 2010 at 2:24 pm Vanessa Says:

    Serious eye candy here!!
    The tealy/greeny/blue color really stands out with the rest of the papers you used! I love all the detail..gorgreous!!


  10. Avatar April 6th, 2010 at 4:07 pm Cindy Gay Says:

    Love the closeups detailing the layers of paper, distressing, stitching and layers. Very well done.


  11. Avatar April 12th, 2010 at 9:35 pm Adrienne Pierce Says:

    Adorable just doesn’t cut it for this layout!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!


  12. Avatar May 8th, 2011 at 2:32 pm Just About The Details » Blog Archive » Thank you Twisted Sketches for 100 great sketches! Says:

    […] 2. Twisted Sketch #43 – the “twist” was PATTERN: “Chub” […]


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