Friday, August 19, 2011

Bubbles - Shabby Chic at Stuck on U Sketches

 Happy reveal Friday!  I am happy to report to you that the Wedding was a success and I have been a Mother-in-law for almost 2 weeks! We saw the kids this past Sunday after they got home from their Honeymoon and they looked very happy and relaxed.

On with the layout!  Our sketch was provided our very own Leah, and this one really got me thinking. Its totally not my style, and once I got past what her theme was, it was really fun for me!

I snagged this photo off of my sil's camera.  Here is Nila again, [love her] and I knew this would be a fun one to scrap.  I wanted to keep it in the same color family with the different shades of pink, with pops of green in the foliage and Prima flowers.  This photo was screaming SHABBY!  I had to oblige! 

                                                        Here is the sketch by Leah

                                                                              This is an interesting can see the different layers of Dusty Attic Chippies I've used. The little pink flowers I had made for a sharing tree for Jerica's wedding, and once it was over I carefully picked the flowers off the tree and now will use them in my layouts!  I made 300 of them following this tutorial by Grace and Grace's Scrap Attic.

                                                                                I had been saving these Prima flowers for quite some time, and knew this was the time to break them out.  I also used the Prima vine with the acrylic flowers and leaves.  I took my Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint and touch areas of the vine with it, giving it a really cute look.

                                                                                  I love Dusty Attic Chippies so much! I used the gate on my layout and I painted it with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger. I lightly rubbed some Vintage Photo distress ink over it, wipe most of it away, and added a few touches of pink. Beautiful!
                                                                                  I recently purchased this  Dusty Attic Vine.  I inked it with Distress stain, and then embossed it with Distress Powder, and then added some Distress Crackle paint on the edges.  The paint was white, but since the distress inks are reactivated by water, the paint took on a green shade.  I love how this turned out!


                                                                                      Here you can see the title I made using Thickers. Again, Prima flower with DA vine.  I used crinkled ribbon that was hand dyed by my good friend Lori Patterson who is the owner of Love is in the Details,  my main 'hangout' that I found when I first started scrapping.

                                                                    Close up of Nila and the other goodies!

Thank you all for stopping by.  I hope you all with stop by SOUS, and try out the awesome sketch challenges PLUS the new Die Cut Challenge they have added!  The design team for the DCC does awesome work with their Cricuts!

I hope to have some photos of the items I made for the wedding, and a photo of the Bride and Groom!  Now go spread the love!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Embrace ~ Girlie Grunge style!

 Happy Friday, everyone!!  It's reveal day at Stuck on U Sketches once again!  Our sketch today was brought to us by our very own Leah!  I really had fun with this one!  I tried to accomplish a style called Girlie Grunge, that Donna Salazar is known for.  Hope you like!!

 This is a photo that was taken of dd and her now fiance`, then bf.  I think it was my niece Dayna that took it. Its such 'in the moment' totally not posed for photo, that I fell in love with it! I used pattern papers from Bo Bunny's Gabrielle line.   I had so much fun with Gesso, crackle paint, inking, masking and using some metal embellishments.

Here is the gorgeous sketch by Leah.  I flipped it to work with my photo better.

I hand made all the flowers, starting off white and using watered down distress ink to build layers of color.

Here you can see the Dusty Attic butterfly that I used Distress Crackle paint and the metal clock by Tim Holtz.

 I love the Melissa Frances key and lock, and thought it really brought out the feel I was trying to create!  It's hard to see in this photo, but the bottom corner of the corrugated cardboard, has glitter on it.  I sprinkled it on while the Gesso was still wet. 

Some more Dusty Attic goodness!  I just got the chicken wire from them and couldn't wait to use some!  I used Distress Stain and  Puffy paint.  I fussy cut the big butterfly out of the paper and used   
Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint,  and then some Patina Stickles.  The lovely white flourish is from NiklinDesigns1225 on her Etsy store.

Here is a close up of the masking I did with a Prima mask,  the DA chicken wire, and the script stamp in the top right hand corner that I stamped and embossed with distress embossing powder!

And there you have it! My take on Girlie Grunge!  It was fun getting my hands dirty!  I will definitively will be doing this again!  I am thinking of mounting this layout onto a canvas and giving it to my daughter to hang in their house once they are married!  I can hardly believe TOMORROW is the big day!!! 

Be Blessed!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

We have a winner!

Hey people! Did you enjoy the blog hop?  It was my very first one to take part in and it was a blast!  It was so interesting to see which album everyone chose!  I want to thank all of you who left comments and joined up on my blog, and YES! we do have a winner!..



...................................... ELIZABETH!   You are the lucky winner of my RAK!  Please send me an email with your address and I will get your prize out to you after my daughters wedding.{Aug 6]  g d f b l f [at] m t s [dot] n e t.