Hello people, how are you all doing? Have you joined in the fun challenge over at Scrap-it-lah? Have you also been trying out other challenges in the net? Where do you normally go? And do you find it challenging at all? Or do you find it helpful for you to try out new techniques or do your layout faster with challenges?
I’ve been joining challenges here and there, especially sketches. I love sketches, especially when it also comes with some twist on the sketch. Over at Sketchy Thursday, they have this sketch challenge which also include:

• A summer topic
• The colors red, orange and/or yellow
• A journaling spot

This is the sketch:
I know I’ve used the colors part and the journal spot which is there on top of my doily. But not so sure if I’ve done the summer topic part. What do you think?
Here are some close-up of the layout, which I tried on embossing and stamping. I love Ali Edwards stamp in Technique Tuesday. Love those sentiments that reminded me on how I should be grateful on small little things, that I should appreciate my day to day life.

I’ve also used my Making Memories Slice to create that swirl and layered them into a thick and sturdy swirl that I can mist and embossed.

This layout is so not the usual kind of my-style. It is an experiment in using new technique. Even that sort of paper background is not my kind of pattern that I would normally go for. So what do you think? Would you also be inspired to join Sketchy Thursday challenges? Don’t forget to head on over to SIL for the July challenge.

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