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!!!