Sunday, February 21, 2010

I love sketches!

as I was roaming the internet last week I came upon a sketch artist who was new to me. Her name is Beggahunna, and I am in total awe of her talent! Just click on her name and check out her site, and you will see what I mean! I have used one of her sketches for the layout I am about to share with you.


I started with these sweet photos of my niece's 2 daughters. She loves taking pictures of her girls, and I am sure you can see why! They are adorable! As soon as I saw the pictures I knew I just had to scrap them! The sketch was perfect for these photos.

I took a plain white sheet of cardstock and tried a *new to me* product called Smooch Spritz in Pink Sprinkles and sprayed it in the upper corners of the paper. It sure is some sweet stuff! I got out my stash of Basic Grey papers and chose to use papers from their Bittersweet line, as the colors went really good with Austin's sweater.

I used a mixture of Prima flowers that I had won from MCS and some I had bought, then I inked them with a burgandy ink to give them more depth and added some cute brads that I had in my stash. I used my EK Success Retro Flower punch to make the light pink flowers and used a darker pink pearl for the centers.

My Gypsy/Cricut played its part in the making of this layout, and I used Lyrical Letters for the title and the vine/leaves at the bottom of the layout. I used Home Decor to cut out the fabulous brown flourishes, and Ashlyn's Alphatbet to cut out the leaves. I had cut them out in white cardstock and used w 2 different shades of green to bring them to life.

I love using large circle/rings in my layouts, but until now have not been successful in being able to find one that cut thin enough for my liking. I decided to try something with my Gypsy/Cricut that I had done before, and that was to combine 2 circles from different carts and place on inside the other to make a thin ring. I tried it with my Home Accents and Plantin Schoolbook carts and gave it a try. Sure enough it worked! I was one happy Scrapper! This doesn't work with every combination of carts, it all depends on how the person who designed the cart sets things up. I hit it lucky the first try!
I found some crystal flourishes awhile back at Dollarama,[I know! I was surprised too!] and bought a bunch. I cut them up to suit my needs and added them to the layout. One the mats around the pictures I used my white Souffle pen to make dots around it, and used the pen also on the light pink flowers.

To ink the edges of my papers I used my Distress Inks by Ranger, in Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo. The pink floral ribbon I used I bought at our local thrift store.
Thanks for looking at my layout! I hope to bring you more goodness from Beggahuna's sketches!

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