Sunday, 18 October 2020

Autumn's In The Air

 

Hey everyone. This week's challenge at The Studio Challenges is a beautiful autumn mood board challenge. I used an older collection from Photoplay Paper called 'Falling Leaves'. It matched the photos of these sunflowers perfectly. For the background I applied watered down distress ink with the packaging technique. I then added some stencil stamping. The leaves were cut with a Prima die. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Sunday, 4 October 2020

You Are My Happy

 


Hey everyone. Here's my take on this month's sketch challenge from The Studio Challenges. I used an older collection from Echo Park Paper called 'Grandson'. This line was perfect for this page of my two adorable grandsons. Lots of stars and some staples finished off the layout. Below are some close ups and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Sunday, 20 September 2020

Real Life

 

Hey everyone. Happy Sunday. There's a stash busting challenge at The Studio Challenges today. You are to use your older stash. The older the better. I found a collection from Fancy Pants from 2014 called 'Flutter'. It matched my photo perfectly and the flair button made the best title. I tried something different for the background this time. I took some distress oxide pads and stamped them directly on the background. I then misted them with quite a bit of water and then soaked up the water with paper towel. I then stamped on the darker pink and added a few splatters. Very cool technique and sooo easy. Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

 Michelle




 

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Sweet Baby Boy

 

Hey everyone. I have a recipe challenge from The Studio Challenges to share with you. I was able to use all the items which were tags (behind the photo), a stamp (dots and alphabet), 3 or more patterned papers, a punch (scallop border), washi tape and puffy stickers (word and alphas). I used Echo Park Paper's 'Baby Boy' collection for this page of the first photo of my new grandson. So excited to have this little sweetie join the family. For the background I applied watered down distress ink with the packaging technique and then stamped with the ink. Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Perfect Photo Op

 

Hey everyone. Here's the last CSI file I solved for the month of August. It's cold case file #329. Some of the product clues I used are use older product ( My Mind's Eye collections from 2014 ), use diamonds, dots and stripes, use metal accents and hot air balloons. From the design clues I used create banners, use tearing, stitch a pattern and go wild with mixed media. These challenges are so fun. Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle






Sunday, 23 August 2020

Brother

 Hey everyone. Time for another challenge from The Studio Challenges. This time we were to create a layout about someone special in your life. I, of course, decided to create a page of my two grandsons. They are so sweet and adorable. I am so grateful and blessed to be their Gaga. I used a collection from Photo Play Paper called 'We Are Family'. This is such a beautiful line and perfect for any family photos. For the background I applied watered down distress ink with the packaging technique and then with stencil stamping. Lots of splatters followed. Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Saturday, 15 August 2020

Splish Splash

 Hey everyone. Here's the second case file I solved as a Special Investigator with the CSI team. It's case file #328. From the evidence elements I used plain card stock, summer or beach themed elements, circular elements and signs. From the testimony elements I used the topic to document a visit to a body of water and relax from the inspiration words. I used the 'Sunshine & Blue Skies' collection from Simple Stories for this page of my grandson enjoying a beautiful summer day at my brother's pool. The cut file was from Cut To You. Check out the CSI blog HERE. Below is the case file and some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle