Yesterday I was up on The Crafty Maven Getaway for Sketch it Out Thursday.

I decided to use this sketch by Laura Whitaker (Pinterest link), which I thought would work well when converted to a 9×12 layout.

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This was the inspiration piece we were working with this week. As I normally do, I decided to bring the colours in to my layout. I was also drawn to the photo of the clock, which is actually what gave me the idea for my layout.

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The August Felicity Jane “Maggie” kit was perfect for this layout as it had the orange tones from the mood board, but in a lighter shade. As someone who doesn’t like to scrap with dark colours this was a great fit.

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My layout focused on how long it was taking me to read this gorgeous illustrated copy of  Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, it’s been nine months and I still haven’t finished it! I love reading ‘real’ books, but man, my kindle is just so much easier!

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I kept things quite light, and added some tulle for interest, while not overpowering the layout. I love how it looks, though wish my attempts to sew through it had worked! I tried on two machines and both of them jammed after a few stitches for some reason.

If you’d like to watch my process, you can check out my video below.