Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sketch Saturday~ !ole! (Bravo! or Cheer! in spanish)

(I've got you guessing now haven't I?)

How many of you like to use sketches?

I love them…… I have found over the years of scrapping so much, that they really help my creative process, especially when I am on a tight time limit. I have found that whenever I have a snippet of free time, I like to sketch my L.O ideas or plans into a small note book in my purse, then transfer them to my sketch file when I get home. The other day I was showing my friend Melody this file & was I  shocked at just how many I have accumulated over the last little while. She, also a scrapper, lit up & said, “So, when are these going in to a book for your nearest & dearest, dahling?” hahaha! Well I don’t know about the book but as for my nearest & dearest that would be all you gorgeous people who faithfully read & comment on my blog!

So compliments of Moi! to you…here is a sketch that I hope you will find very helpful.

With halloween & thanksgiving around the corner, I thought I’d mix it up a bit & focus on something I am SO grateful I had the opportunity to pursue for half my life.  I used the new Twilight Collection & a bit from the Amber Road Collection from Pink Paislee to do it. Up until I got married & had children, Flamenco dancing was a HUGE part of my life; this page is to remember my love of the dance.

Using Twilight - Horizon 00219, I cut myself a frame & overlayed Twilight - Sunset 00215 inside as my base page. For my scalloped strips I used Amber Road - Bonfire 00205 Amber Road - Fall Festival 00207 . For the flower sprinkles, I cut out a few flowers from Amber Road - Autumn Blossom 00202 & using an Amber Road - Patches 00210 I made a little flower layered with tulle (Kimmi’s brilliant idea see this post for details) .

The big flower on the right hand side is layers of gauged tissue paper with the center filled with tiny pearl beads. I even snuck a journal block under the flower from the New Cupid line - Postcards 00242.

For my other Pink Paislee project I mixed up again!

I used the new the Amber Road Collection & a bit from the Twilight collection. The brown tissue paper added some texture & interest to my page.

Tip 'n trick for you to try~ The cardstock alphas Expressions Whimsies Alphabets - Pumpkin 00257 were not the correct colour for this L.O, so using copic pens I was able to re-colour them to exactly the right colour!

Anyway I hope you feel inspired to get scrapping! Have a super Sunday.


  1. I love the sketch and I really really really hope this becomes a regular thing! After all, I scraplift you all the time, so the idea of a sketch on a regular basis is just fabulous!

  2. Yeeehaaaa! Thanks KJ - I totally plan to use this sketch this week - will post it on ScrapFan (re-awaken her!!).

    And I echo The Lonely Scrapbooker - please make it a regular feature!


  3. Yes....please: a regular feature. I would be very interested in a Kim Watson book of sketches:)

  4. Wow!!!! Stunning.....

    Is it you in that awesome pics?????

  5. Beautiful as always Kim...

  6. As you dearest, creatively challenged friend....may I ask if you could post the pic sizes with your sketches? If you have the time and the patience. If not...well, then I am COMING TO YOUR HOUSE!

    And yes, quite a few of us would be keen to see a KJ Book of Sketches...


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