August was one of those months when I wanted to scrapbook, but it just didn’t happen for the most part. I’d sit down and push things around a page to no avail.
But, when deadlines loomed, the September Stuck?! Sketches got me back on track.
This is the first September sketch and it's a lot of fun!
I had so many ideas regarding how to interpret this sketch. How about using words to form the vertical background strip and then pop out a few across the top in either bold type or a different font for your journaling? Or, use a quote to form the small horizontal line under the picture? Ultimately, I decided to use circles for a background and stitch a black cardstock frame to my page.
Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzil; Patterned paper: Sassafras Lass; Jouranling spot (cut to make the houndstooth border): October Afternoon; Brads: Sassafras Lass; Alpha: Making Memories; Pen: American Crafts; Stamps: Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday; Ink: Versaink
I embellished my page with more circular stitching and emphasized the circular theme by adding a cluster of decorative brads.
I should also note that I'm in love with this bamboo alpha from Making Memories (it makes a repeat appearance in my second September Stuck?! Sketches layout).
I hear this alpha has been discontinued, so grab some for your stash while you still can!