Sunday 9 November 2014

My Creative Sketches October Sketch

Hey everyone. Here's my take on the October sketch from My Creative Sketches.  The picture is the annual, in front of the tree pose, of my daughter, niece and nephew.  The pattern paper, canvas diecuts and resin flowers are from Fancy Pants' 'merry little Christmas' collection.  I applied a thin coat of gesso to the background to soften it abit.  Some stitching and bling completed the page. Below are some close ups and the sketch.

                                          Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Sketchabilities #126/ Scrap Our Stash November Stash Challenge #20

Hey everyone.  Here's my take on Sketchabilities sketch #126 and the November stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The picture is one of my daughter with her fourth year presentation. Alot of time and hard work went into the project and she did very well with the presentation.  Below is the sketch and challenge guidelines.

  "Countdown" Stash Challenge:

Create a layout and you must include the specific items and quantities on the list below:
5 ~ Patterned Papers
4 ~ Stickers or Cardstock Stickers
3 ~ Numbers
2 ~ Stamps or Rub ons
1 ~ Paint or mist
**Note you can use more than, but not less than the quantity mentioned of each item.
 Each item only counts once..for example if you use numbered patterned paper, you cannot count it as one of your (5) patterned papers and as one of your numbers.  
You are also allowed to add anything else you desire to complete your layout.

 For the 5 pattern papers, I used Prima's 'School Memories Collection'.  I used 3 word stickers from My Mind's Eye and alpha and number stickers from Glitz. There are numbers on the wooden ruler (Maya Road), the little trinket pin (Tim Holtz's Ideology), and in the title. I used 2 stamps to make the enjoy the journey label. One stamp for the label and the other for the saying. For the mist, I poured some distress stain in a mini mister and made some drips and splatters.  Below are some close ups.


Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 2 November 2014

My Creative Sketches' September Sketch

Hey everyone. Here's a layout created from My Creative Sketches' September sketch. The picture is an oldie of my daughter. It's her first time on horse back, and when she caught "the horse bug". It's never left!!! The supplies used, came from the Crop & Create Delivered Fall 2014 kit. For the background, I used one of the custom stamps from the kit. I then splattered some distress stain.  For the banner, I punched some circles and then folded them over the twine and popped them up.


Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Sketchabilities Sketch #124

Hey everyone. Here's a layout I created based on Sketchabilities sketch #124.  I used the 'Jubilee" collection by My Mind's Eye. It's definitely one of my favorite collections. For the background, I sprayed some distress stain and then splattered some color wash.

 I used a styrofoam cup to stamp the circles.

The little flowers were fussy cut from pattern paper.


                                             Hope you liked it and thanks for stopping by.


My Mind's Eye October Sketch Challenge

Hey everyone. Here's my take on My Mind's Eye sketch challenge for the month of October.  I used the pattern paper, label stickers and flair button from their 'Jubilee' collection. The colors matched perfectly with the pictures of my daughter and her boyfriend, posing in the sunflowers in our garden. For the background, I applied some modelling paste with a Tim Holtz stencil. I then sprayed some distress stain on the page and splattered some color wash.

The flowers were cute from a piece of pattern paper.

I couldn't resist adding this adorable, little wood veneer bird from Studio Calico.

Below is the sketch. Be sure to check out the blog at My Mind's Eye. There is always a ton of inspiration found there.  Thanks for stopping by.


October Sketch via My Mind's Eye

Friday 31 October 2014

Creative Scrappers #280/ 123 Get Scrappy Challenge #15 & DT Call

Hey everyone. I'm back after a bit of a break. I will admit that I've gotten alittle lazy as well. Here is my take on Creative Scrappers sketch #280 and 123 Get Scrappy's Challenge #15. 123 Get Scrappy is also having a design team call so be sure to check out their blog for info. The pattern paper, ticket and flair button were from Fancy Pant's 'Burlap & Bouquets' collection. I must say this line is perfect for fall layouts. For the background I sprayed some color wash and water, and let it drip. I then took the nozzle off and flicked some darker splatters.

The pumpkin was hand cut from corrugated cardboard. I tore off abit of the front layer and applied orange Inka Gold. I made a little swirl from floral wire. Pretty cute and easy!!

Below is the sketch from Creative Scrappers.

For the 123 Get Scrappy challenge I used polka dots, pumpkin and pop dots.

Make sure to check out the links to both blogs. There's lots of inspiration to be found!! Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


For the ladies at 123 Get Scrappy. I would like to apply to your design team but forgot to add DT after my name in the link up. OOPS!!!

Friday 29 August 2014

Scrap Our Stash Sketch with Stash Challenge #7

Hey everyone. Here's my take on Scrap Our Stash's latest sketch with stash challenge. The stash part of the challenge was that 75% of the product used had to be from your oldest stash of paper and embellishments.  I dug deep and found 2 lines of Fancy Pants paper and a coordinating die cut sheet from 2007. I also had a sheet of Basic Grey paper from 2010 that matched. The buttons are from a bottle that has been around for years. Below is the sketch.

The little red heart was hand cut from coorugated cardboard. I then brushed on some Fired Brick distress crackle paint. Once dry I inked it with a bit of Vintage Photo distress ink.  

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Creative Scrappers/ Scrap Our Stash/ 123 Get Scrappy Challenges

Hey everyone. Hope you have been enjoying the summer.  For this layout I have used 3 challenges that I have been following. The photo is a selfie my daughter took. She got up one morning, looked in the mirror and screamed!!! Quite the case of bed head!! The pattern papers used were from American Crafts, Heidi Swapp and Amy Tangerine. The insta frames were from Simple Stories. The ink, stain and spray, from Ranger. The cute little flair button was from A Flair For Buttons. All the products came from the Crop and Create Delivered Summer 2014 kit. The sketch is from Creative Scrappers.

Challenge #17 from Scrap Our Stash was to use a selfie photo and premade frames. For the challenge from 123 Get Scrappy, I used stars, pen or pencil and crumpled paper. I used a pen to journal and I crumpled the stars and flags.


 Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Thursday 26 June 2014

Sketchabilities #117 / 123 Get Scrappy Challenge #11

Hey everyone. Here's my take on Sketchabilities sketch #117 and challenge #11 at 123 Get Scrappy. I LOVE all the beautiful blossoms in the spring and couldn't resist taking more pictures of the flowering crab tree in my brother's yard. I used the 'Primrose' paper line from Bobunny. For the background, using a stencil from The Crafters Workshop, I applied some distress paint. I then added the pattern papers, stitching and applied modeling paste using the same stencil. I dabbed some paint on my craft mat, added water and using a brush, flicked on some splatters.

The flowers were punched using the retro flower punch from EK Sucess. I used three different size punches. I punched several flowers, inked them with distress ink, misted them with water and crumpled them up. After they were dry, I carefully unfolded them, layered them and added pearls for the centers. I didn't mist the smallest ones as they seemed soft and damp enough after inking them. The piece of greenery was cut using Tim Holtz's greenery die from Sizzix.


 To finish things off I fussy cut some butterflies from pattern paper, added some lace from Maya Road and randomly scattered  more pearls over the layout. The title was cut using Tim Holtz's  'Vintage Market' die from Sizzix.

 Below is the sketch from Sketchabilities.

For challenge #11 from 123 Get Scrappy I used modeling paste, pastel colors and stripes. It's difficult to see the stripes but they are on the little tags to the left of the photo.  Make sure to check out the links to the blogs. Hope you liked it and thanks for stopping by!!!        ~ Michelle

Monday 9 June 2014

Sketchabilities # 116/ Scrap Our Stash- Stash Challenge #15

Hey everyone. Here's my version of Sketchabilities sketch #116 and Scrap Our Stash's #15 stash challenge. I used Kaiser Craft's 'Art of Life' paper collection. It's the perfect paper for this picture of my daughter and her beloved steed Hugo. The large splatters were added using one of Tim Holtz's stencils. I also used ink spray and flicked on some smaller ones.

The kraft envelope and clock transparency are from Maya Road, and the cute little wooden hearts from Studio Calico.

Here's a look at the sketch from Sketchabilities.


This is the stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash.

Create a MONOCHROMATIC layout and include the following:
1. Your layout should be different shades of 1 color. 
2. You can add black, white or Kraft --- but 75% must be shades of 1 color. 
3. STASH ITEMS: You must also add 5 (or more) DIFFERENT premade/prepackaged embellishments of your choice on your layout. You can use as many of the items you want BUT you will need to list 5 different items. (example - 2 paperclips, 4 buttons, 1 washi tape, 1 twine, and bling)
4. Please not what items you used in your write up. Thanks!

The items I used in the challenge were 1 kraft envelope, 1 clock transparency, 1 brad, 1 paper clip, 2 pieces of dry wall tape and 5 wooden hearts. Make sure to check out the links to the two blogs. Hope you liked it and thanks for stopping by!!!