Shades of green

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The February Sketches with a Twist sketch and design team sample layouts are now live on their site. I am very proud to have created the sketch and really in love with all the design team’s samples based on it!

Sketches With a Twist is a new blog that debuted just last month—a sketch challenge site where each comes with an extra requirement (for example, this month’s twist is to include something green on your layout or card).

Here is my design team layout based on the sketch. Please head to their blog to get the sketch and play along (there are two prizes available each month).


Matt and I have been making a concerted effort to be more green in our daily lives.

When I read that the twist was to use something green on our layout, I decided to dedicate a page to the efforts Matt and I have been making toward being “greener” in our daily lives. We have always been passionate about living in a way that is good to the environment—recycling, consuming responsibly, rescuing animals in need/danger. However, in 2011 we recommitted to doing more. We are now recycling everything that our city allows, we have become vegetarians (it’s hard to love and rescue animals and then be completely comfortable eating meat) and we finally bought a hybrid car. We had been planning to go hybrid once it was time to replace our older car (it’s funny, I was still driving the first car we bought together when we got married in 1997!), and we were fortunate to need a new one just as the Prius V (the larger version of the Prius) was being released. Happy timing for us because we love it.

Because I was going for an earthy/environmental feel on this one, I turned to the American Crafts City Park and Hello Sunshine lines. I like the result because it’s bright and earthy at the same time.

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  1. Janice, I love your take on the sketch! it’s beautiful… :) I know this month there is going to be alot of people playing along, the sketch is great, especially the little banner, everyone loves a banner :) !

  2. Janice what a fabulous subject to scrap about. Hopefully those who see it are not only inspired by your wonderful creative talent but also to Go Green. Your paper choice is just perfect for your layout and I love those funky trees and your cute banner. There have definitely been some awesome banners created for this month’s wonderful sketch by the DT and I am definitely enjoying the challenge interpreting it into a card.

  3. Kirsten Michelsen says:

    Thanks for a great February sketch, I enjoyed working with it, I love your interpretation of it and the happy colors you used. :-)

  4. oh how very clever to use the twist to use something green as something ‘green’! i love the papers you have used… gorgeous banner too!! love you take on the sketch!!

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