A couple of weeks ago, a fantabulous layout popped up in the gallery. I fell immediately in love with it & knew I had to create something similar. I just needed a couple of minutes, and the perfect photo’s. Today I found a little time, the perfect photo’s, the perfect collection and the same template Connie used.  Don’t you just love Connie’s layout?  You can see why I needed to scraplift this beauty:


I saw this gorgeous layout by Connie in the gallery & knew I had to scraplift it!

I have over 1,000 images from our trip to Portugal (Lost in Portugal; Fátima; Using Gradients to Blend Photo’s) waiting to be scrapped.  Some of my favorite photo’s are the ones I took on the beach at sunset. I love the beach. I love sunset. Sunset on the beach was the absolute best part of an amazing trip.  When I saw Aimee Harrison’s newest collection: Summer Bazaar hit the store, I knew I had my kit to scraplift Connie’s amazing layout. I used:

Summer Bazaar Cardstock by Aimee Harrison

Summer Bazaar Page Kit by Aimee Harrison


Summer Bazaar Damasks by Aimee Harrison

My next step was to recreate that fabulous sketch of the Eiffel Tower Connie used as a stamp on her layout. Obviously there is no Eiffel Tower in Portugal, so I used one of my favorite photo’s of an old building in downtown Lisbon:

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Old building in Lisbon, near the zoo.

I knew Karen, SnickerdoodleDesigns, had written a fabulous tutorial on our blog on how to turn any photograph into a sketch quickly & easily. I followed her:  How to Create a Sketch from your Photographs, to the letter. I LOVE how my photo turned out:

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After following Karen’s How to Create a Sketch from your Photographs tutorial!

I then grabbed the same template Connie used from Heartstrings Scrap Art A Little Bit Arty #5:


A Little Bit Arty #5 (b) by Heartstrings Scrap Art

I duplicated the template “Gesso” layer 3 times to get a mask and clipped my converted, sketched, photo over it… this gave me the same effect Connie achieved with her Eiffel Tower photo.  Then I just replaced the items in Bryony’s template with elements & papers from Aimee’s collection. Easy-peasy.  I am thrilled with how my scraplift turned out!


Give it a try yourself, with or without the sketch and show-off what you come up with!


Connie’s original layout next to my Scrapllift version.