Happy Monday my dear friends!  It's time for another sketch from Get Your Sketch On! (GYSO).  

This week we are sponsored by Heather Ellis.  The DT was given a few digi images from the Pure Innocence collection to use with this week's sketch and I chose Pure Innocence 019. 
 Because I am not very good at coloring in digi images, I decided to create a paper doll instead.  I had so much fun with this!  I felt like a little girl again.  I cut out the little girl's dress and the heart from coordinating patterned paper.  The heart was dry embossed and the raised impression was inked and highlighted with Stickles.  To create her hair, I used brown embroidery floss.
I almost always add a little lacing to my layouts.  Here I used lace because I love the feel and texture it gives to this page.  
 For the journaling I printed simple strips and inked the edges.  I found this little quote on the internet.
 Here's a close-up of some beaded flowers, tiny mulberry flowers and some butchered bling by Prima.  :o)
To add a little texture to your Thickers letters (or any other dimensional stickers), place them in an embossing folder and run them through an embossing machine.  This works for most of the different types of Thickers... foam chipboard, fabric, etc.  A little texture makes a big difference! 
The chipboard flourishes (Decorative Trim Set DA0435) are made by The Dusty Attic.  Originally the chippies were one piece, but I cut it to fit into this corner.  For a tutorial on how to alter chipboard using Glimmer Glam and heat embossing, click here.  
I did a lot of stitching on this layout.  I punched the border with the Martha Stewart Cherish punch and stitched along the entire border.  This is one of my favorite punches and I use it often.  The stitching takes FOREVER but I really enjoy it and I love the end result.
I've had these metal tags for about 7 years.  I bought them when I first fell in love with scrapbooking, but they have been sitting in a box for years because I was only able to begin scrapping this past June (2010).  I'm not sure if these metal tags are still sold.  If I'm not mistaken, they are made by Making Memories.


For a list of products used, click on the link below.
Baby Girl