Island Adventure

What fun!

I played along with the Lets Get Sketchy March 1-2018 Sketch AND Mood Board Challenge and loved it!

Funny though as I thought I would struggle – both the mood board and sketch are outside of my comfort zone…the sketch features large banner like strips that I just cannot make work like other scrappers and the mood board is pink and bright green which are two colours I struggle with, big time. Odd really as this colour scheme reminds me of hot vacations and I love me all things hot vacation. Regardless of potential struggle, I thought both the sketch and mood board were too cute to pass by so I gave them a go!

Here is a peek of both for you:

My struggle with pinks and pastels and all things too girly (is that politically correct any longer, probs not) is real. In fact, when these sorts of things come in a kit or collection, I remove them and store them in a Girl It Up Kit folder I made. You can imagine there are all kinds of amazing products in here from Shimelle, Amy Tangerine, Maggie Holmes, Pink Fresh and more. I love em all but they scrap-block me; its not fair really!

This sketch and mood board were the perfect opportunity to pull out my homemade Girl It Up Kit and make pink magic happen using all the things!

Here is a look at the final layout, all pink and fab and fun!


This photo is of a my and my bestie on vacation in Victoria, BC – we came across a free little button station workshop. So we jumped!

Here is a quick trick … I knew I wanted to put the actual button I made on the layout but I also knew I would be distracted if it didn’t exactly match the colours of the layout. So, I cut a white circle in the same size as the button and used that circle as I created my layout. Then the last thing I did was replace the circle with the actual button. I sometimes do this when designing layouts around really poor quality photos. I just work with the white matte I am using for the photo and then drop the photo(s) on last.

Thanks for swinging by and be sure to pop over to Let’s Get Sketchy to see all the layouts by their design team- wowza! The take by Bethany on the plaid background is perfect… let’s be clear, her whole blog Pocketful of Roisy is basically awesome.



  1. Thanks so much Brande for the fun shoutout! You’re so sweet! 🙂 And holy cow! I love your take on this challenge! The doodling that you included on this page is fantastic! So glad you joined us this month at LGS!

  2. Lovely layout… well done on scrapping out of your comfort zone. Thanks for playing along at Let’s Get Sketchy.

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