Scrap365 March Sketch Challenge

For some time I have been looking for the perfect sketch for this very special picture of my grandfather and some handwritten papers I had used to keep score while playing Bones (dice) with him during a camping trip when I was 11 years old. This Scrap365 sketch was the perfect solution!

Here is the Scrap365 March Sketch Challenge:


The 5×7 size of photo of my grandfather suited this sketch wonderfully, and the multiple layers allowed me to throw in a lot of different textures and features. This was an important feature for me to include; a representation of all the amazing facets of my grandfather’s life. I was also able to tuck those score sheets from our dice games that I have treasured for 20+ years already in behind as one of the layers in a pocket I made with some of the pattern paper.

Here is my layout based on the sketch:


Here are a couple of close-ups of the different textures and layers this sketch inspired:



Supplies: KaiserCraft Cock-a-doodle-doo Alpha Stickers Sheet; Close to My Heart Waxy Flax (Bamboo and Brown); VersaMagic Multi Surface Chalk Ink (Jumbo Java); Ranger Ink Dylusions Ink Spray (Melted Chocolate); Tim Holtz Ideology Findings Metal Gears; My Mind’s Eye Kraft Cardstock – Life Stories; Simple Stories Awesome papers; Prima Cotton Tape; Ranger Ink Distress Crackle Paint (Vintage Photo); Americana Wood Filler; Tim Holtz Collection Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil (Dot Fade); The Crafters Workshop Stencil – Chickenwire Reversed; cardboard

The Scrap365 March Sketch Challenge is open for submissions up to March 16, 2014. Join the fun! Pop over to the Scrap365 blog for information on their challenges, and additional inspiration from their very talented design team and the wonderful submissions up already.

Thanks so much Scrap365 for the inspiration and sketch!



  1. Oh this is wonderful. Love the colors, your take on a sketch and that photograph! It reminds me of my own Grandfather 🙂 Such a sweet page, you did very nice work!!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Scrap365 ❤

  2. Such a wonderful masculine page and just love that pic of your grandfather. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us this month at Scrap365 🙂

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