Friday 15 June 2018

First Sketchabilities Reveal !!

Hey everyone. I'm so excited to share my first Sketchabilities reveal !! I love Karan's sketches and was thrilled to join her new design team.  For this first reveal I decided to stay true to my usual style. Watercolor backgrounds, machine stitching, white space and ..... my grandson.  These are some of my favorite photos of his adorable little face. For the background I used Vicki Boutin's art crayons and gold glaze. I mixed the crayons to achieve the color I was looking for and applied the blue color with the packaging technique. For the yellow, I used bubble wrap as a stamp. I applied some gold glaze through a Echo Park stencil and then watered it down and splattered it around the page. The pattern paper, ephemera, puffy heart stickers and stitched frames were from Pinkfresh Studios ' Let Your Heart Decide' collection. Below are some close ups and the sketch. Make sure you check out the Sketchabilities blog as there is a ton of inspiration to be found there. Thanks for stopping by !!


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Thursday 14 June 2018

Catching Waves

Hey everyone. I started the background for this page about a year and a half ago at a crop. It had sat on my desk ever since. Recently I have slowly begun to "reorganize" and decided it had to be finished. I was having a little trouble with the type of embellishments to use, and this month's mood board at Cuts2Luv gave me some great ideas. From the mood board I used the following:

photo: sunny 
embellishment: word stickers 

The pattern paper I used was from Authentique, and believe it or not, was a baby collection called 'Cuddle Boy'. The stamps and dies used to create the flowers were from Heartfelt Creations (Tropical Hibiscus). I colored the flowers and background with distress ink. I added prills and clear Wink of Stella to the flowers to jazz them up a bit. The wood veneer was from Creative Embellishments and I used embossing powder from Ranger and WOW! to emboss the wood pieces. Other products used were glitter paste from Bobunny, word stickers from Tim Holtz's Ideology line and enamel hearts from Bella Blvd. I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers Volume 4 as well. Below are some close ups and the mood board.Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday 12 June 2018

Hey Papa

Hey everyone. I’m back with June’s Golden Globe Stash Challenge from Scrap Our Stash. This month's movie inspired me to create a layout of my Dad and grandson. For the stash part of the challenge you were to use items in your stash for each letter in the word father. I used the following:

F : foil
A : alpha die
T : tags, thread
H : hemp, heart
E : enamel dots
R : Ranger ink, ruled paper

I used My Mind's Eye's 'Hey Mister' collection for my page. The title of this line also inspired the title of my layout. For the background I used distress ink. Using the packaging technique I applied the blue. I used stamps for the grey circles and then added splatters. I also used a sketch from the Hip Kit Club's weekly sketches for this layout. Some close ups and the challenge is below. Thanks for stopping by.