Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Vitamin 'C' - Creating With Sketches book giveaway!

My scrappy pal Kristine Davidson over at Creative Scrappers has just released a book of sketches called "Creating with Sketches".  The e-book version is available NOW, and the print version is available for pre-order, shipping in March.  This publication has 100 plus 1 sketches, 50 talented, international designers, and NO ADS! 50 fabulous pages of inspiration for you.

I was lucky enough to get to participate in this project, and the layout you see here is my contribution.  Kristine has graciously given me an extra copy of the e-book to GIVE AWAY here on my blog - would you like to win it?   Just leave me a comment on this post - tell me if you like to use sketches a lot or just once in a while?

I used some of the new Ruby Rock-it Vintedge collection on this layout.  I'm so happy about the reds in this collection - they are 'cool' reds that really go with a lot of my son's clothing (often I find reds are too orange).  I want to dig up all of those 'too hard to find papers to match' pictures of him in his red shirts, ha ha!

Love, love, love the laser-cut wood from Scrap Désirs.  I painted on a little glimmer glaze to give these a more metallic look.  I went really light with the glaze so the warm shade of the wood would still show through, and it gave a really interesting weathered-metal effect (not sure if that shows in the photo).

And the story behind the title.  :)   These label stickers are also part of the Ruby Rock-it 'Vintedge' collection - awesome for short journaling.

Don't forget to leave a comment here, if you would like to win an e-copy of the book - I will draw a name February 12th.

PP, diecut borders, label stickers, chipboard letters - Ruby Rock-it
CS - Basic Grey
wood cogs - Scrap Désirs
glimmer glaze - Tattered Angels
white paint - Decoart
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen


Maya said...

Beautiful layout! You know how to make really awesome boy layouts!
I use sketches all the time, I love them, especially well designed sketches :)
Thanks for the chance!

Anita said...

This is so sweet JJ. I love your work. Thanks for a chance to win. Hugs <3

Sophia said...

Love, love your LO, what a beautiful page and such bold colours...♥

Holding thumbs I am the lucky one!

Di Garling said...

Super cute JJ. Cheers Di xo

Kiki said...

All you touch turns out beautiful! I really am in awe everytime i see your work.
I seem to have lost my mojo. Sketches is what i need to get back into gear.

Jennifer said...

Ohmygoodness!!! I would love to win this book!!!! I NEED this book-lol! ;) I have never made a scrap book page without a sketch-real creative, huh?!

Thank you so much for sharing your great layout and for the chance to win,

Partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Claude said...

I often use a sketch as a starting point, but then "drift away" lol!

I love his Liam-ism!

Jan Castle said...

Love your project and the colors you chose really make it POP! Thanks too for a chance towin the book!!!
Jan Castle

JJ Sobey said...

Entry for Linda, who let me know that she likes sketches, but blogger was being mean to her.