Sunday, 11 August 2019

Mr Fantastic


Hey everyone. I have my take on the August sketch challenge at The Studio Challenges to share with you today. I used the 'Boys Rule' collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio for this page of my grandson. He's growing up too fast!! For the background I only added some large drops and splatters of art crayons as the paper did all the work for me!! Gotta love mixed media looking pattern paper!! Below are some close ups and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle





Sunday, 28 July 2019

Simply the Best


Hey everyone. I have my take on the title and journaling challenge at The Studio Challenges, to share with you today. We were to really tell the story behind the photo we chose and use 2 types of alphas in the title. I wrote about this lovely lady and how I spent National Scrapbooking Day. I used some ephemera and my handwriting for the title. I used Vicki's 'Field Notes' collection for this layout. There was lots of fussy cutting and mixed media involved. Love this collection and how the page turned out!! Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Sunday, 14 July 2019

Say Cheese


Hey everyone. Hard to believe we are half way through July. I have the first July challenge from The Studio Challenges to share with you today. The challenge was to use stars and stripes on our layouts. I added some cute little wood veneer stars from Jillibean Soup and a striped piece of ephemera below my photo. Not sure if the ring above my photo and the border around the layout can be considered striped or not. I used Vicki Boutin's 'Color Kaleidoscope' collection for this page of us on Mother's Day. This layout was also inspired by the June Sketch from Jana McCarthy on VB's Mixed Media Community on Facebook. Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Sunday, 30 June 2019

Making It Up As I Go


Hey everyone. Here's my take on the June challenge at Sketchy Boards Challenge. I used Crate Paper's 'All Heart' collection for this page. From the mood board I was inspired by the flowers and the colour pink. For the background I painted water colour markers on with a large flat brush. I then stitched around it a few times and splattered some watered down silver glaze. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Our Nest Is So Blessed


Hey everyone. This month there are 3 challenges at The Studio Challenges blog. This one is a tic-tac-toe challenge. I went with the middle vertical column. Blue, fussy cutting and 3 photos. I also managed to use enamel dots, polka dots and striped pattern paper. I used Simple Stories 'Spring Farmhouse' line for this page of my daughter and grandson feeding the chickens. He is such a little farmer. So sweet!! I used watered down distress ink for the background. Below are some close ups and the tic-tac-toe board. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle






Saturday, 29 June 2019

Color Outside the Lines


Hey everyone. I have my last reveal for the Scrap Our Stash design team to share with you today. It's for the June Pick Your Side Sketch Challenge. I went with the right side of the sketch. I layered polka dot paper behind two of my photos and added number stickers as well. I used Vicki Boutin's 'Color Kaleidoscope' collection. When I saw the pen and pencil ephemera and the color outside the lines tag, I knew I had to use it for this layout. I also used her watercolor markers and silver glaze for the background. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





June 2019 Pick Your Side Sketch Challenge

Best Friend


Hey everyone. I have a layout to share with you today that is based on the June challenge at Scrap the Boys. The challenge was to create a layout of his best friend, of the furry variety. Finn has quite a few furry friends, but I would have to say that Lenny is his best friend. Never far from his side and always looking for head butts, Lenny is a great kitty. I used an older collection from Fancy Pants called 'Good Fellows' for this page. Watered down art crayons were used on the background. Below is the challenge and some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





June 2019 Challenge