Friday, April 1, 2011

Its Friday at Stuck on U Sketches

 Welcome back! Todays sketch is by the talented Beggahuna! I've worked with numerous sketches by her in the past and I just love them!  Its going to be really interesting to see how each girl at SOUS interprets the sketch!  For my layout, I used at kit from Scrap that! .called Once Upon a Spring Time.  This kit is truly amazing, featuring Graphic 45 papers with a mix of Basic Grey, and lots of embellies!  Click on the link and check it out for yourselves!

Big Sister

This layout features the newest member of our extended family, Great Niece Lucia Tate, and her big sister, Cassidy! I did not take this photo.
The papers from this kit called for lots of fussy cutting, so I had to indulge myself!  Make sure you have the right kind of scissors, as it makes all the difference!

                                                           Here is the sketch by Beggahuna

                              These pretty roses are by Prima, and I love the glass shards on them.

I just loved the white lace ties that I found at my local thrift store, I think they were the perfect touch for this layout.  If you look closely you can see on the fussy cut flowers that I used Tattered Rose Distress Stickles to give them more dimension.

I did some layering of the fussy cut flowers, and you can see the dimension by the shadows they cast!

I love the fairies in theses papers, and on this one I used some Smooch ink to and some shimmer, though you can't see it in this lighting.  I love her being nestled in with the fussy cut tulips watching over the girls.

For the title, I wanted to emphasize the fact that Cassidy is the big sister, so I took the large chipboard letters I had.  They were in the wrong color, but no problem!  I painted them with a white acrylic craft paint.  When the paint dried,  I put a really thick layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.  I helped it dry by using my Ranger heat gun [I am impatient, what can I say?]  So, now that the paint has crackled I took Tattered Rose distress ink and rubbed it into the cracks and Viola!  The cracks pop and the letters look awesome!!!

Another close up of the flowers, and I wanted you to notice on the edges of the pattern paper I used the Smooch ink that came with the kit, and you can see the smattering of pearls I 've place around the layout.

In this photo I wanted to show you how I layered the photos.  I had a 5x7 and a 4x6.   I put pop dots behind the 4x6 and layered it on top of the 5x7.  I sanded the edges of the 5x7 a bit with my sanding block.  Then I matted the photos on to the pattern paper that I had distressed.

Thanks so much for looking at my work, and please leave a comment as I love to hear from all of you!  Remember to check out SOUS and take a look at what the other members of the design team have creative.  I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!!


  1. Really, really beautiful work! In awe of your fussy cutting. Great job!

  2. Absolutely amazing work. Love how you used the sketch.

  3. oh I love the layout and the sketch!!!

  4. You're a girl after my own heart with those G45 and BG papers! Love the layered photos and of course your awesome title work!

  5. Oh my goodness Bonnie....
    This is so pretty, I love the flowers with the lace .... Great job!
    Hugs Wanda

  6. OMWord, Bonnie!! This is so sweet and totally gorgeous!!! Love all of the fussy cuts, and the creative way you layered the photos (I'll have to remember that) There is just soooo much eye candy on this one!!! I love it!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs!!!

  7. Love your page!!!! I love these papers.... and use it VERY often on baby pages. Great take on the sketch. Have a fabulous weekend!

  8. so so sweet & precious ... love the photo & the patterned papers .. X:)

  9. Bonnie this page is so beautiful that I am speechless! What a wonderful project and alllll the details are stunning! Also the photo..isn't that a treasure! Love how you did that as well, and the letters, and fussing cutting and glitters and and and..LOL! Love it all I guess! LOL!

  10. Bonnie, your layout is stunning, I can't get over all of the detail you have put into it!!!! I love how you used the two photos on top of each other.


  11. Gorgeous layout. Love all the details. Love the way you layered the photos. Thanks for sharing.

  12. this is gorgeous Bonnie, love all your cutting, simply stunning. Love Ness xx

  13. Beautiful layout! I love the way you did the photo by stacking it and that lace is absolutely gorgeous! Great job on all the fussy cutting of the flowers--love everything about this!