Lets Get Sketchy and Colorful

Our new Jack Russel puppy (@BellaBeanPupPup) is finally starting to entertain herself and it no longer includes stealing my scrapbook supplies or biting at my socks and feet while I scrapbook. To celebrate this major puppy milestone, its time to get back to playing with sketch challenges! What better way to get back at it after this 6 month puppy induced hiatus than with a Let’s Get Sketchy challenge!

This month’s Let’s Get Sketchy sketch is another beauty by the oh so talented Brenshevia! She always creates such a balanced and striking sketch to play with – I can look back at my albums and spot her designs from all the rest. What signature! This month is a great example of her design touch. Here is a look at the sketch:



The evening I had set aside to play with the sketch my sister and bro-in-law’s save the dates for their upcoming wedding came in the mail and, as my sister is also a scrapbooker, it included a photo that was ripe for a layout! Great sketch, time to scrapbook, and a fabulous photo – sounds like the scrappy planets aligned. I literally sat right down after opening the mail and started to play …

My take on the sketch:


I am addicted to the Vicki Boutin, Kaleidoscope collection and reached for it again for this layout (as I have for 3 double page layouts, another single page layout, and 2 Traveler’s Notebooks in the last month). I love the idea of surrounding the black and white photo of my sis and her dreamboat with loads of colour!

Some close ups of all the colours I added using embellishments from the collection:


I just love how it turned out!

Every thing on this layout is Vicki Boutin with the exception of some Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Avalanche and a few of my favourite Shimmerz Paints (Vibez – Razzeldazzle Berry, Coloringz – Ahoy Matey, Creameez – Boogie Boardin’ Blue, Creameez – Trippin’ in the Tropics, Creameez – Power to the Purple). Both Avalanche cardstock and my Shimmerz are never out of reach – I literally use them on nearly every layout I create! I love having a go-to scrappy supply.

Thanks for swinging by and happy crafting!



  1. My jaw hit the floor when I saw your layout Brande!! This is AMAZING! I love that you used a black and white photo to contrast your “Colorful” title! Super amazing LOVE it! Thanks for playing at Let’s Get Sketchy this month!

  2. Love the pops of color and embellishments around the picture.Thank you so much for joining us at LGS❤️

  3. WOW! This is a pretty awesome take on our sketch and colour challenge! I really love how beautifully you’ve used colour!
    Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  4. I agree with Naysuko, I love the pops of colour especially how the title pops. Fantastic take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in with us this month at Let’s Get Sketchy.

  5. Fantastic layout! Love your mix of colors/patterns and your take on the challenge! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Let’s Get Sketchy!

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