Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Friday, January 24, 2014

CFI Banquet 2010 - Let's Get Sketchy January Week One

I've been feeling inspired by sketches again lately! Today's layout is based on the January Week One sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy


I liked the chevron underneath the photo & title, but rather than create my own, I used a piece of patterned paper with a chevron pattern. I started with a piece of sandable cardstock as my background and then followed the sketch pretty closely.


The title/journaling block pieces were cut from the invitation that I had saved in my Memorabilia File. The layout looked a little bare to me, so I added the cluster embellishment at the top to finish it off. What do you think? Does that little cluster add to the layout?

16 comments:

alexa said...

The sandabld card stock is really pretty and I do like that cluster - something to do with groups of three, I think!

Barbara Eads said...

I love everything about this layout---the color combination, your use of the chevron paper and especially that little cluster you added at the upper left!

Debbie P said...

I always love a cluster! Fab job using the LGS sketch! So thrilled to see you play along with us! You go girl! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

Pat said...

Gorgeous LO! Thanks for joining us @ LGS.

Karen said...

I think the cluster works very well. I love how you used the memorabilia to create the title.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I like the cluster - nice to pull the eye around the page. Well done on using memorabilia always a good thing.

Laura said...

Great page, loving the yellow! thanks for sharing with us at LGS!

MichelleMc said...

Beautiful page! Love the cluster and touches of gold. Thanks for joining us at LGS.

jenessa said...

Cute take on the sketch. Love the yellows & gold. Thanks for playing along wiht us at LGS!

Chelsea said...

The cluster looks great, and I am a sucker for glittery gold! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Jacqui said...

Great layout, like your balance with the top right side embellishment. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

Cherished said...

Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing at LGS.

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful scout page and great colors!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with LGS!!!!

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Fabulous page!thanks for joining us at Lets Get Sketchy!

Carol Peixoto said...

Fabulous take on the sketch! Thank you so much for playing along at LGS!

Lanette said...

Such a pretty Lo, Great take on the sketch! Gret take on the sketch! I love the addition of the second picture. Thank you so much for linking up with us at LGS!