Friday, August 3, 2012

The Goose Island Oak ~ Stuck On U Sketches


Hi everyone!!  Happy Friday..  I've been MIA lately and I apologize for that, but this is my first summer being a "cowgirl" literally, and I have to make sure my cows have plenty of water during these hot summer days and I'm also feeding them a little so they won't eat up all of the grass...  So what I'm trying to say is - I'm spending a lot of time over at the farm and not much time in my scrap studio!!!   :o(

But, not to worry, I have a reveal for today's new sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches and this sketch will make you think just a little...  Anyway it did me....  But not to worry because we have lots of  inspiration from the Design Team over at SOUS.. 

Here's my layout!!!


AND
Here's Leah's original sketch...


As you can see I flipped mine since I was using a large photo of an "old" oak tree, I wanted it too look like we were sitting under it instead of on top of it....   Also you can see I just cut up an 8 1/2" by 11" photo for my photo collage instead of using a lot of different small photos... 

I also wanted to use the statistics of this old tree on the layout, but I would have to make it quite large for you to be able to read it..... So I've added it on the back.. (Click on photo to see the whole plaque)



Here are a few close ups...


Here you can see a close up of the photo collage and distressed edges....




Distressed Edges, Decorative Oval Frame, 3-D Butterfly Sticker, Prima Say It In Crystals, Feathers, and Petaloo Flowers.




Distressed Edges, Petaloo Flower Cluster, Lace Ribbon, and Feathers....

This layout will qualify for a few challenges...

PaperPlay Challenges ~  Layer It Up
For Your Inspiration ~ Photo Inspiration
Crafts and Me Challenge ~ Green with Envy
Simply Create Too ~ Anything Goes
Divas By Design ~ Flowers
Fab n' Funky ~ Anything But A Card

Here is a list of scrappy things I used on this layout...

Stampin' Up Cardstock
Glitz Design ~ French Kiss
Decorative Oval Frame
K&Company 3D Butterfly Sticker
Prima Say It In Crystals
Petaloo Flowers
Lace Ribbon
Feathers


Thanks for dropping by and be sure and check out all of the inspiration over at SOUS!!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs!!!
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28 comments:

Lizzyc said...

This looks wonderful Fern, we shouldn't take our trees for granted and now you have beautiful layout dedicated to this magnificent tree.. a great take on the sketch too..

Charlotte Brochu said...

I love your very innovative take on the sketch! Such a great idea! Wonderful photo of the tree and you've scrapped it perfectly!

Nanne said...

What a wonderful take on the sketch.. love that you used one photo, but cut it up to represent the sketch..As always, I love the details like the pearls, butterfly and your beautiful arrange of flowers..
hugs
Nanné
p.s. take good care of those cows :)

Tracey Gregory said...

Just a stunning LO! You perfectly highlighted this great pic..even my DD said "Wow!"

Dawn said...

Wow! Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card, and a very inventive layout. Thank you so much for joining us at FYI. Sylvia x

Sue said...

Wow! what a wonderful layout Fern! and what a wonderful old tree - it's amazing… just read the plaque details… and it's a fab take on the sketch!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my 'Summer' theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Judith said...

What an amazing layout Fern - just gorgeous -thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges hugs Judith x

Sandi Cl~ said...

I absolutely love what you did with the sketch, Fern! So outside the box on this one .. I wish that I had thought of it. Of course, I am sitting out this month but I lvoed your idea! Love all your extra touches .. and so glad to know that you are still all girl when it comes to your pages Hehehe! Have a great weekend!

Becky Litz said...

that is a COOL tree! I love how you flipped the sketch. Thanks for sharing! Becky :)

Céline said...

really gorgeous layout, love the combo
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
hugs
céline

crafty amy said...

What a brilliant layout :D Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

Huge hugs

Amy

P.S. I have started a new challenge and there is a chance to win some follower candy HERE

Tammy E. said...

This is totally beautiful, and creative my friend! Awesomeness!!

Deanna said...

Great layout and design -beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome page layout~ Thanks for joining in with FYI!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

FERN...
This is fantastic!
I know I kinda gotcha girls with this one but I knew it had so much potential...and all of you girls made it beyond my dreams! And this page, well how fully brilliant! You are just amazing and LOVE this, just adore this and really think the subject is super special. Love seeing different subjects being scrapped!
Hope those moo-cows are doing great...you are such a good Moooommy to them! LOL!
xoxo!

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful work Fern!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Fern: Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your page is so pretty--there are beautiful, old trees similar to yours here in Hawaii--I photo them every time we come!

Diane
Simply Create Too Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Izzy Anderson said...

What a gorgeous old oak tree and I loved that you used the pic large here. Beautiful page.

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

Stunning! I LOVE how you made a collage of the photo! Brilliant! The way you flipped the sketch works so perfectly with the photo. Love love love it!

Jane Stirling said...

WOW Fern, you rocked the sketch. I never think to change the orientation, but you have made it your own. That is a phenomenol tree, and I love that you used just a single photo and chopped it up to keep with the sketch. The details around the title are so pretty - another Fern classic. Love it... Hugs xx

Debbie said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch! Love the photo of the tree and the decorative oval frame is so beautiful! A beautiful layout!

Melisa Alzammar said...

Hi Fern! I love that you flipped the sketch. I don't think to do that often. Beautiful pictures. TFS!

Wendy said...

Fabulous page, love the layout and all the gorgeous details....Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Shona said...

wow Fern this is just amazing love the black on this...it just pops~!

Karen said...

What an awesome and totally gorgeous creation!!! I love everything about it:-) Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Play this week:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

dstandard said...

This is totally gorgeous - fabulous take on the sketch too! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Sandi Smith said...

just love what you have done with the sketch Fern...beautiful!

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