Sunday, 18 November 2018

Let's Stick Together


Hey everyone. Here's my take on the November You + Me = Love challenge at Scrap the Boys. The photo is of me and my grandson. I used PhotoPlay's 'Stuck on You' collection. This is such a fun line. For the background I applied some modelling paste through a Vicki Boutin stencil and then added watered down distress ink with a paint brush and the packaging technique. I also added splatters. The cutfile I used was from JustNick. I was also inspired by a sketch from the weekly sketches at Hip Kit Club. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Monday, 12 November 2018

The Best


Hey everyone. I have my take on this month's Golden Globe Stash Challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The movie inspired me to create a page of my grandson. A definite star in my family. Instead of pattern paper I used a cut file from Paige Evans and also used 3 enamel star shapes. I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio's 'Hello Sunshine' for this layout. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by. 

Michelle






Saturday, 3 November 2018

Bloom and Grow


Hey everyone. Here's my take on the October sketch at The Studio Challenges. I used the gorgeous 'Midnight' line from Cocoa Vanilla Studio for this layout of my niece. I flipped the sketch because of the way my niece was facing. I didn't want her to be looking off the layout. I applied modelling paste through a Carta Bella stencil, and then applied watered down distress ink with a brush and packaging technique. Below is the sketch and some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Mombie


Hey everyone. I have a layout to share that's inspired by the Dotty About Dots challenge at The Studio Challenges. The challenge was to use anything with dots.  I used enamel dots, ephemera with dots and I added splatters all around the page. I used Echo Park Paper's 'I Am Mom' collection with this adorable photo of my daughter and grandson. I used a brayer to apply the watered down distress on the background. The sketch that inspired this page was from PageMaps. Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle



Monday, 29 October 2018

Thankful


Hey everyone. I have a layout to share based on the October mood board at Cuts2Luv. The photos are of my daughter and her little family, out for a walk around our property. I used 'The Yellow Door' collection for this page. It's Fancy Pants' newest line. Kinda funky, but I like it !! For the challenge you are to pick at least 2 items from the mood board and use a Cuts2Luv product. I used the sketch and lace embellishment from the mood board, and included a today flair button from Cuts2Luv. Below are some close ups and the mood board. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle



Friday, 26 October 2018

Hello Little Prince


Hey everyone. I’m back with another Blend-A-Sketch challenge from Scrap Our Stash. I love both sketches and wanted to use as much as possible from both, so I simply took the right sketch and added it to the background of the left sketch. I also added a cluster at the bottom for a bit of journaling. For the stash part of the challenge I used some diagonal striped paper as a layer under my photos. I used Echo Park Paper's 'Once Upon a Time' collection for this layout of my grandson overlooking his kingdom. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





 

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Beautiful


Hey everyone. I have my take on the October sketch at Sketchabilities to share today. I used Pink Paislee's 'Auburn Lane' collection for this layout of my daughter. For the background I painted on several layers of watered down distress ink, with a wide flat brush. Really love how it turned out. I then splattered more distress ink and stain around the page. Below is the sketch and some close ups. Make sure to check out the blog for a ton of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Simple & Sweet


Hey everyone. I have my take on the October Golden Globe Stash Challenge at Scrap Our Stash to share with you today. The movie Sing is one of my grandson’s favourite movies. He loves music and animals. This challenge inspired me to create a layout of Finn relaxing at home and watching Sing. For the stash part of the challenge I added bling to the center of the lemon slices and scattered some around the page. I used Pink Fresh Studio's 'Simple & Sweet' line for this layout. I love the soft colors in this collection. For the background I used Vicki Boutin's art crayons from American Crafts. These are quickly becoming my go to for creating backgrounds. It's so easy to mix the colors to achieve the color you are looking for. Love them!! Below is the challenge and some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Saturday, 29 September 2018

Blessed


Hey everyone. I have a layout to share based on the Hello Baby challenge at Scrap the Boys. I used the 'Flirty Fleur' collection from Prima for this layout of my grandson. For the background I first applied gesso with a pallet knife and with my finger. I then applied acrylic paint with the packaging technique. For the silver flowers I stamped on vellum with a stamp from Heartfelt Creations. I embossed the image with silver embossing powder and then fussy cut the image. The flowers were all made with a punch from EK Success. Love how they turned out!! Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle




Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Cool Kid


Hey everyone. For this month's blend a sketch challenge at Scrap Our Stash, I used my nephew's school photo from last year. I used the background from the sketch on the left, rotated it and used a cut file instead of pattern paper. From the sketch on the right I used the large element matting the photos, the flags and the location of the embellishment clusters. The stash part of the challenge was to use buttons or flairs. I used a flair. The pattern paper, ephemera, stickers and flair, were all from Cocoa Vanilla Studios' 'Boys Rule' collection. Love, love the colors in this line. The cutfile was from the Silhouette Store. I used art crayons from Vicki Boutin for the background. I had to mix them to achieve the colors I was looking for. I first applied them with the packaging technique. Using a stencil brush I then added them dry through a stencil. I also tried to use a stamp with the crayons, when they were watered down. It didn't work out that well, as all I got were some blobs. Not sure if it was due to the stamp or maybe too much water. This layout was also inspired by a challenge at The Studio Challenges, where you were to use numbers on your page. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle