Monday, 21 May 2018

Love This


Hey everyone. I have a layout to share that is based on the May challenges at The Studio Challenges and Cuts2Luv.  At The Studio Challenges one of their May challenges was to use stencils or masks on your layout. At Cuts2Luv you were to choose 2 items from the mood board. I used all but one. I used the 'Bohemian Dream' collection from Cocoa Vanilla for this layout of my daughter and her little family. This line is so pretty. I used a stencil from Carta Bella to apply modelling paste. The water color background was made using distress ink. Below are some close ups and the mood board. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Purrfect


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Scrap Our Stash's May Golden Globe Challenge. The challenge was to create a layout about a pet or animal. The movie featured this month was The Lion King so this inspired me to create a layout about cats. I decided to scrap these photos of my grandson and his favourite cat. Of the three cats in their house, Oscare was the last one my daughter thought would be so good with Finn. The stash part of the challenge was to use animal paper or embellishments. I used a line from My Mind's Eye called 'Meow' which was purrfect for my page. I used a mixture of Vicki Boutin art crayons and distress ink for the background. I was also inspired by a sketch by Laura Whitaker. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Be sure to check out the SOS blog for a ton of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle






Hello Easter Bunny


Hey everyone. I'm a little behind on my blog posts. This layout is based on Scrap Our Stash's April blend a sketch challenge. The photos are of my grandson meeting the Easter Bunny for the first time. There is no fear in this little fellow. He even tried to pull the bunny's whiskers!!! I used Photoplay's 'Easter Blessings' for this page. I used distress paint and a stencil from Carta Bella for the background. For the challenge I took the circle elements from the right sketch and added them to the left sketch. There are polka dots on the letter E, the frame and one of the flowers. I also used enamel dots. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Saturday, 28 April 2018

Today


Hey everyone. I have a layout based on Scrap the Boys' April challenge to use geometric shapes. I used lots of triangles as well as squares, rectangles and circles. I used Jillibean Soup's 'Hardy Hodgepodge' for this page of my grandson and his Daddy. Love the colors in this line. For the background I used a combination of distress ink and oxides. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle



You Are My Sunshine


Hey everyone. Here's my take on one of The Studio Challenges' April challenges. They are joining up with Stick It Down and using their April single page sketch, as well as challenging you to use a song title or lyrics on your layout. I used the song 'You Are My Sunshine' which was very fitting for a page of my grandson. I used Vicki Boutin's older paper line as well as some frames from the collection. I used her acrylic paints for the background, applying them with the packaging technique and with bubble wrap as a stamp. The butterflies were fussy cut from pattern paper, layered and then stitched together. The flair button was from Cuts2Luv.  Further inspiration came from sketch #144 from Sketchabilities.  Below is the sketch and some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle



Exciting News

Hey everyone. I have some exciting to share. I am on the new Sketchabilities design team !! I have always loved Karan's sketches and am super excited to be on her team.  Karan has been on hiatus the last couple years but is now back and will be doing a monthly sketch. You can check out the announcement here. The reveals will be on the 15th of each month with the first being in June. Stay tuned for some upcoming inspiration !!!


Thursday, 12 April 2018

Love This


Hey everyone. Here’s my take on this month’s Golden Globe stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash. Instead of the balloons on the movie poster I was inspired to use kites, which I fussy cut. I really enjoy how these challenges make me think outside the box. The cloud outlines were from a Just Nick cut file. The ephemera and pattern paper were from the Carousel collection from Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper.  For the background I used acrylic paint from Vicki Boutin and American Crafts. At first I applied some paint with a brush and then added water to make the drips. After that I used a piece of packaging to move the color around. Once that was dry I used a small piece of bubble wrap and a styrofoam cup as stamps. I also added splatters of each color and to finish things off added more splatters of gold color shine. I was also inspired by sketch #129 at Sketchabilities. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Make sure to check out the SOS blog for lots of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle