I love My Scraps and More sketches, they are always so inspiring! Hell, I love the MSAM shop too - amazing prices, always 20% off, extremely friendly owner and I think it's the only online store I found in the US so far that has a free delivery option (within US). Here in Germany I am so used to free delivery I get a small shock when I fill my basket in the US and the delivery fee just gets more and more as I put more stuff in it...Here it's the opposite, more you buy, less delivery you pay.
Anyway, back to the sketch...Here it is:
Looking at it I right away knew I wanted to use the new Simple Stories We Are Family collection. Not sure why actually. Maybe only because it's such a gorgeous collection and I pretty much bought everything from it, papers, ephemeras, stickers, chipboards, wood veneers, frames, enamel dots, you name it.
I've cut different size strips of paper from my 6x6" pad, puzzled them together and added stitching for some texture. It wouldn't be me if I didn't wanna add some cut file! Ashley has some new ones over at The Cut Shoppe and she is also offering 30% off this week, using the code: FALLFINDS30. Check it out, you will not be sorry! I own so many designs and I use them all the time! I chose the I Heart Plaid cut file and cut it from white textured cardstock, I thought the white was really nice against the dark brown background. I actually wanted to use another cut file, with four different arrows (see pic below) but I couldn't make them work (one ended up on another layout though, no waste here!).
Very unlike me, I kept the embellishments to a minimum because I wanted the focus to be on the gorgeous papers and beautiful chipboard title. I've added some white distress spray and done!
Probably one of the quickest layouts I have ever done and yet one of my favourites.
Hope you enjoy it too x