This is my layout for the April Sketch Challenge at My Mind's Eye!
Here is the original sketch I worked from:
I loved working with this sketch because I was able to use SO MANY patterned papers in 4 collections of My Mind's Eye products! I was also able to use several scraps from other projects. I used My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart: Be Amazing and My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart: Be Happy And probably my all time favorite collection, Lime Twist, can be found in lots of places on my layout.
I included these lines of the Lime Twist collection: Fly a Kite-Everyday, Fly a Kite-Soar, Fly a Kite-Genuine, as well as Out of the Blue-Playful, and Out of the Blue-Smile.
In addition, I was inspired by the whimsical thread that Ronda added to the top of her photo, and I decided to try my hand at gluing baker's twine to my project from the Lime Twist and Follow Your Heart collections. I was so pleased with how it turned out!
The largest banner of tiny print white polka dots on orange is from the 6 x 6 pad of the On the Bright Side: One collection, as are the small banner strips of brown sketched hearts and tiny floral print.
I used a white gel journaling pen from Marvy Uchida to tie in the white in my patterned papers, and in the graph lines of my background pattern.
I love buttons, and I used 2 of the decorative buttons from the Follow Your Heart accessories, and various others from my large button stash. And last, my title is from American Crafts thickers!