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Sketchabilities sketch #57

Sketchabilities has revealed its latest sketch, #57. Be sure to head over to the site to grab the sketch, then create something and link it up! :)

Here’s my Design Team layout inspired by the sketch.

Celebrating14_Daquila-Pardo

Celebrating 14 wonderful years together

These photos were taken on the evening of our 14th wedding anniversary earlier in October. Matt and I really like to try to take a little trip for our anniversary, but when it occurs on a weekday that’s hard to do. There’s a fondue restaurant close to our house that I have been eyeing since it opened, but it’s the type of place one only goes to for special occasions. So we headed there to celebrate our 14 years of wedded bliss!

Matt had never had fondue before this, if you can believe it! I have had it a few times, and I loved it each one. We had a beautiful four-course meal, a great waiter and lovely conversation. So, even though these photos aren’t the best because they’re taken in a darkened restaurant with a flash, I wanted to remember this celebration with a layout.

I went a little wild with the patterned paper on this one. I decided to limit the color palette to black/grays and yellows/golds with a tiny hint of pink/red to highlight the strawberries in the main photo. This made me feel free to use a greater variety of patterns than my usual. I combined papers taken mostly from My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two collection and Authentique’s Blissful collection. They worked quite well together, in my opinion. The doilies and flower/swirl embellishments were cut with my Silhouette and highlighted with a bit of bling.

I am so pleased to be starting my Sketchabilities design team responsibilities! I hope you’ll check out the site and play along with us on the sketch challenges. :-)

{ 11 comments… add one }

  • Margrethe October 15, 2011, 2:03 pm

    The color combination on this layout is divine! :)

    • Janice Daquila-Pardo October 15, 2011, 2:18 pm

      Thank you so much, Margrethe! You’ve made my day. :-)

  • Camila Borssoi October 15, 2011, 2:25 pm

    Lovely layout!

  • Marina Johan October 15, 2011, 9:05 pm

    Wow! One of my favourite paper lines. I love all the fussy cutting and layerings =D Nice work! And congrats on your anniversary :) Wishing you more anniversaries ahead!

    • Janice Daquila-Pardo October 15, 2011, 10:21 pm

      Thanks very much, Marina!

  • Kay October 15, 2011, 10:52 pm

    Oh what a sweet page! Happy Anniversary!! My husband & I celebrated our 4th anniversary in October as well. Great interpretation of the sketch…

  • JJ October 17, 2011, 10:29 am

    Love the die cut doilies on this!

  • Christin Grønnslett October 17, 2011, 3:57 pm

    Bold color use and great mixture of the two lines of paper.

  • L. Akins October 17, 2011, 6:18 pm

    Lovely layout! This makes me think of my anniversary thats coming up in November. Such a nice memory to scrap.

  • Keren Tamir October 17, 2011, 7:18 pm

    This turned out really beautiful!! thank you for leaving your kind comments on my blog!!

  • Regina Castillo October 18, 2011, 4:28 am

    I love your take, Janice! I am a fan of fussy cutting. It never fails to provide great element to a page. Your photos are priceless. :)

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