Sunday, 26 August 2018
Hey everyone. I have my take on this month’s Blend A Sketch Challenge at Scrap Our Stash to share with you today. I used Echo Park Paper's ' Good Day Sunshine' collection for this page of my grandson exploring outside. This line is perfect for summer layouts. For the background I first applied modeling paste through a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop. I then applied watered down distress ink with the packaging technique and with a brush. Once dry I stamped some circles with a styrofoam cup. The flower clusters were fussy cut from pattern paper. The diagonal pinwheel strips inspired me to make actual pinwheels, with brads for the centers. For the challenge I took the sketch from the right, flipped it and placed it on the diagonal element from the left sketch. Loved how it turned out. For the arrow part of the challenge I added wood veneer arrows around the title. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Hey everyone. I have my take on the August sketch at Sketchabilities to share with you today. The photos are of my mom and grandson. This little guy gets lots of love !!! The pattern paper, ephemera, stickers, thickers and enamel dots are from Vicki Boutin's 'All the Good Things' collection from American Crafts. For the background I first applied a light coat of gesso to a piece of lined pattern paper. I then mixed two colors of art crayons and water, also from Vicki's collection. My first thought was to apply the color as big drops, but once the color hit the paper it smudged a little. I also splattered some ink spray, which did form drops. The butterflies and flowers were fussy cut from pattern paper, and then attached with foam squares for some dimension. Below are some close ups and the sketch. Make sure to check out the Sketchabilities blog for lots of inspiration from the design team, and to find out how to play along. Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, 12 August 2018
Hey everyone. I have my take on the August Golden Globe Stash Challenge to share with you. The movie inspired me to create a page of my niece and her bestie. These two are pretty tight. I used Simple Stories' 'Good Vibes' collection for this layout. For the stash part of the challenge I used a journal card for the title and also fussy cut the flowers from another journal card. I included the word friend in my handwritten journalling. A friend cut the cutfile for me at a crop, so I'm not 100% sure where it came from. The background was created using distress ink, the packaging technique and some splatters. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.