Friday, 15 June 2018

First Sketchabilities Reveal !!


Hey everyone. I'm so excited to share my first Sketchabilities reveal !! I love Karan's sketches and was thrilled to join her new design team.  For this first reveal I decided to stay true to my usual style. Watercolor backgrounds, machine stitching, white space and ..... my grandson.  These are some of my favorite photos of his adorable little face. For the background I used Vicki Boutin's art crayons and gold glaze. I mixed the crayons to achieve the color I was looking for and applied the blue color with the packaging technique. For the yellow, I used bubble wrap as a stamp. I applied some gold glaze through a Echo Park stencil and then watered it down and splattered it around the page. The pattern paper, ephemera, puffy heart stickers and stitched frames were from Pinkfresh Studios ' Let Your Heart Decide' collection. Below are some close ups and the sketch. Make sure you check out the Sketchabilities blog as there is a ton of inspiration to be found there. Thanks for stopping by !!

Michelle




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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Catching Waves


Hey everyone. I started the background for this page about a year and a half ago at a crop. It had sat on my desk ever since. Recently I have slowly begun to "reorganize" and decided it had to be finished. I was having a little trouble with the type of embellishments to use, and this month's mood board at Cuts2Luv gave me some great ideas. From the mood board I used the following:

photo: sunny 
technique:frame 
embellishment: word stickers 
badge:butterfly

The pattern paper I used was from Authentique, and believe it or not, was a baby collection called 'Cuddle Boy'. The stamps and dies used to create the flowers were from Heartfelt Creations (Tropical Hibiscus). I colored the flowers and background with distress ink. I added prills and clear Wink of Stella to the flowers to jazz them up a bit. The wood veneer was from Creative Embellishments and I used embossing powder from Ranger and WOW! to emboss the wood pieces. Other products used were glitter paste from Bobunny, word stickers from Tim Holtz's Ideology line and enamel hearts from Bella Blvd. I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers Volume 4 as well. Below are some close ups and the mood board.Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Hey Papa


Hey everyone. I’m back with June’s Golden Globe Stash Challenge from Scrap Our Stash. This month's movie inspired me to create a layout of my Dad and grandson. For the stash part of the challenge you were to use items in your stash for each letter in the word father. I used the following:

F : foil
A : alpha die
T : tags, thread
H : hemp, heart
E : enamel dots
R : Ranger ink, ruled paper



I used My Mind's Eye's 'Hey Mister' collection for my page. The title of this line also inspired the title of my layout. For the background I used distress ink. Using the packaging technique I applied the blue. I used stamps for the grey circles and then added splatters. I also used a sketch from the Hip Kit Club's weekly sketches for this layout. Some close ups and the challenge is below. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Saturday, 26 May 2018

Live Color Fully


Hey everyone. Here's my take on the May blend a sketch challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I was inspired by the large circle element from the left sketch and the brackets and diagonal piece from the bottom of the right sketch. For the wood veneer pieces I used a mixture from Kaiser Craft and Jillibean Soup. For the background I used acrylic paints from Vicki Boutin. I first painted a circle on a large piece of plastic packaging. I then stamped the image on a piece of white cardstock. The 'Good Vibes' collection from Simple Stories was perfect for this photo of my niece and her friends. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




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