a mood board & a sketch, oh my...

 there's a lot of fun out there this week in the scrappy world!!  

jot magazine has a new mood board up that's bright and beautiful!  kim jeffress was the guest pinner this month and she did an amazing job, didn't she??

here is my layout...

i decided to use watercolors on my background to great a softer orange effect.  from there, i added lots of layers around my photo and used one of the "very much hoarded" crate paper frames as an accent.

and i'm playing along with the thursday sketch challenge at elle's studio this week.  the sketch is based on becky novacek's beautiful layout.

and here is my layout based on the sketch...

i followed the sketch pretty closely except added a few extra tags and cut outs from elle's studio.  i'm trending back towards more "white space", don't you think??

thanks so much for stopping by today!  i hope you can play along with these challenges!!  be sure to upload your layouts to either the jot magazine or elle's studio gallery!  can't wait to see what you create!