I have to admit, it was kind of fun to do some sketching of my own, break out the watercolors, and just be bright and cheery.
I had fun with the little Bits in the line, too. The flower on the bottom right was pre-printed on the paper, I just filled it in with watercolor. The “spread the love” banner on the bottom right was a part of the Bits, which I layered on top of two strips of washi tape (LOVE that pink & white striped tape from Target!)
The camera was another of the Bits – I popped it up a bit with foam dots, and added the three swirly lines down from it to the flower then filled them with watercolor.
There are two ink splatters which came from my new Mr. Huey’s Pretty Pink mist, plus a few more Amy T cutouts and her flower doily stamp from her first release. Add on some discontinued AC rub ons from the Teen line, my favorite October Afternoon letter stickers (here and here), some American Crafts Remarks letter stickers + my all time fav Thickers, a little hand doodling + watercolor and a pennant from Elle’s Studio and we’re done.
The back story: I will admit without shame that I was a fan of N*Sync. When I lived in Philadelphia, my friend Christina and I had a lovely little summer adventure when we decided to visit Orlando for the group’s annual charity event, Challenge for the Children. It was really a lot of fun. So that’s the story with the photo.
Design regret: After I started the extra journaling below the journaling box, I immediately regretted it. I wish there was a CTRL+Z button for real life! I am always so awful with journaling, which surprises me because I’m pretty strong with oral and written communication. Oy. This was a wrong decision and totally throws the design out of whack- let’s just try to imagine the page without the journaling, shall we?
Overall, though, I had fun and love the page. This has definitely inspired me to get on the Sketchbook bandwagon and get some more goodies!