Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Little Sketch Book - 3rd times a charm!

Once again, I have been given the privilege to be Guest Designer over at My Little Sketch Book.  This is my 3rd and final layout for this year.

On this layout called 'lean on me',  I used left overs from one of my Swirlydoos kits.  The photo is of my sister and her best friends daughter.  I thought it was so cute I just had to scrap it, and I think it is one of my favs!  I love the way it turned out!
This is the sketch I had to work with, designed by Liz Qualman.  I really like it, as it is a simple sketch that has huge potential to be interpreted in unlimited ways. 

In this close up you can see the sugared letters I made.  I started with plain white letters, stamped them with black Stazon ink and a script stamp. Then I  used Diamond Glaze as an adhesive, and sprinkled Diamond Dust over the letters.  Once they were dry I then inked the edges with distress ink to give them more definition.  I also took a sanding block to the edges of my photo to distress them and then inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink to make it pop off the page.

I hand made these flowers using Tim Holtz's die called Tattered Florals.  I just got a new stamp from Heartfelt Creations called 'Leafy Swirls' that a lot of the girls over at Swirlydoos have been using.  I stamped it on green cardstock using a dark green distress ink and then fussy cut it out.  I then used the same ink on the edges to give more depth.

I used some of the bloomers I'd been hoarding from Websters Pages in place of plain ribbon below the title. 

In this photo, you can see the masking I did on the pink pattern paper I used for the base of my layout.  I used a new mask by Prima and distress ink.  I printed off some butterflies that Lisa Gregory from Swirlydoos is so kind to find for us and post on the forum.  I fussy cut them out, then used Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy, and once it was dry I rubbed some brown distress ink into the cracks.  You can also see on the brown cardstock and the inner pattern paper the water distressing I did to give it character.  I love that technique!

Here is another angle of the flowers I made with the leaves I stamped and cut out.

I hope you enjoy looking at this layout as much as I had making it, and please be sure to check out My Little Sketch Book, and leave some love for the other 2 designers as well!  Thank you my faithful followers!!!


  1. Bonnie, I am blown away by this LO and all of the beautiful techniques that you used, the letters the flowers, your masking...Just gorgeous!! Love your leaves!! Thank you for the shout out, it means a lot to me!!! Gorgeous work as always!!

  2. Glad I came over from PIT to check your blog out finally! Thanks for all the details, this is really lovely. The layout really reflects your love of the pic subjects.

  3. Wow, Bonnie that's beautiful!!

  4. Bonnie love everything about it

  5. this is absolutely gorgeous!! love what you did to the alphas, and your flowers are just amazing!! wonderful work!!

  6. I really love this lo, one of my faves of yours

  7. Your layout is amazing! The flowers you made are so pretty and would love to know how you made them look like that! Do you happen to have a tutorial on how you made them somewhere because they are beautiful!?