Friday, March 4, 2011

Stuck on U Sketches and another SWEET layout!

Hello faithful followers!  Have I got an awesome layout to show you today!    It's all because of this awesome sketch blog I am designing for! First I will show you my layout, and then the sketch.

Welcome to "Sweet - the most beautiful girl"  This is another layout of one of my Great niece, Madden.  This girl knows how to strike a pose and is extremely photogenic!  I didn't take this was taken by Madden's mom.

This sketch was designed by Suepup, so click on her name and check out her blog.  She has alot of amazing layouts etc that are sure to inspire!

I did another first, and made a banner.  I'm not a big fan of them, but thought it lent its self very nicely to my layout.  I simply free hand cut the triangles and with  scalloped scissors  cut out the scallops across the top.  I used letters left over from a Swirlydoos kit.  I put pop dots under the triangles to make them stand out better.  I was very pleased with my first attempt! 

TIP: to make the circle with the string of pink glittered pearls, I placed a luncheon plate upside down where I wanted the circle of pearls to be.  I then took my Zip Dry adhesive and traced around the edge of the plate with a line of the adhesive.  Then I took the string of pearls and placed it around the plate, taking care to note where I was placing my flowers etc  so that if I didn't have enough pearls to make a complete circle I could use flowers etc as filler.  Form the pearls around the plate and hold in place and leave the plate till the adhesive dries.  Take the plate away and VIOLA! you have a perfect circle of pearls!

This dimensional glitter tag is from MME lost and found  collection called Pretty, as well as the darker pink paper that I used my MS loops punch on.

I used my leaves stamp from Heartfelt Creations, stamped them on white card stock, fussy cut them and then inked them with various green inks.

 I had a fun making the tag, which I stamped with a Prima music stamp, inked with Distress Inks, stamped  the butterflies with Aged Mahogany and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I then covered the tag with Rock Candy distress Stickles and when that was dry I added some white ribbon along the bottom.

In this photo you can see the tag and the flowers I made, minus the large flower which is a Prima bloom.

 I took one of my MS butterfly stamps and stamped it with Archival Ink on white cardstock.  Then I coloured it in with my Sakura Glaze pens.  Then I put a generous layer of Diamond glaze on it and let it dry over night.  I cut it out and then bent in between my fingers, cracking the glaze.  If you click on the photo you will be able to see the crackle effect much better.

I used one of my Prima stencils along the bottom and left side of the layout and used Walnut Stain distress ink.  I then took my Rangers Dimensional paint in Espresso and tried to follow the lines in the stencil.  I will admit that I am not overly crazy about how that part turned out, but was adviced by some one I would consider a Mentor that it looked great.  So, I will trust her  and take her word for it!

Thank you for looking and I hope you have been inspired.  Please take a look at all the other fabulous designers at Stuck on U Sketches and leave them some love!  I can hardly wait to show you what the next sketch is like and my interpretation of it looks like! 


  1. pretty awesome layout Bonnie! I like it!

  2. Love it love it love it!!! Gorgeous pink layout and so full of details. Really liked your banner.

  3. Turned out wonderfully... really love your design and details on this. Thanks for the pearls tip too!

  4. Oh Bonnie...I so LOVE this!
    Okay have to say something about banners..for some reason I love them, I am not sure but there is something that makes me think of childhood with them so maybe that's why? I just used them for the first time for some upcoming projects...but enough of that, LOL!
    I really dig on all the details..the flowers, stencils..seems some beautiful flow on this page!!!
    You so totally rock!!!!

  5. love all your detail & your handy tip TFS .... absolutely beautifil LO ...X:)

  6. I know you already know how much I love this but I just could not resist saying it again. I think it's wonderful that you go into so much detail about the steps it took to achive the look you have here...thanx for that...the pearls and banner are favs on this page...oh, but I love every inch of Leah, I love banners and am also working on a project with them...guess great minds think alike...LOL...wonderful job and beautiful subject!

  7. This is just breath takingly beautiful.. love the colors and flowers, the pearls and yes, I love banners :) and for you to say you hand cut it, wow!! you go girl!!

  8. Bonnie, this is beautiful!!! I don't use banners much either, can't get them to look right, but I love the way you used the plate to determine where you were going to put it... TFS.. May have to give that a try!! Your flowers are gorgeous, love the fussy cut leaves and your stitching around the edge is fantastic!!! I love everything about this beauty!! And what a beautiful Great niece you have!!! Hugs!!

  9. absolutely beautiful Bonnie, love all the flowers, very sweet layout indeed. Love Ness xx