Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reveal Friday at Stuck On U Sketches!

Yay! The weekend is here!  I am sure for a lot of  you that's a good thing! Well, fall is in the air here in Manitoba where I live.  I haven't decided if I like that or not! I sure hope we don't get snow for a long time!

I want to share with you my layout I made based on a sketch by the Flying Unicorn for Stuck on U Sketches.  For some reason I had a hard time putting this layout together.  I love the sketch, so it wasn't that.  I guess it was creative block, but I pushed my way through and came up with this layout called "Sisters".

I've had this picture of my Great Niece's in my photo stash for a while now and thought now was a good time to scrap it!  I used a kit from Scrapthat!.  They always put out awesome kits, I highly recommend you check them out if you haven't already!

Here is the sketch we had to work with.  Isn't it a beauty? Flying Unicorn designs awesome sketches!

I used some yummy Dusty Attic Chipboard from my stash.  I used the title "sisters", and the foliage.  For the foliage, I used Distress stains and Rock Candy Distress Stickles. The flowers came from my stash.

For the title chipboard I first painted it with an acrylic antique white, then splattered Rangers Espresso paint with an old toothbrush, and then splattered some green Distress stain.  When that was dry I put a thick layer of Glossy Accents on top.  Once I adhered the title to my layout using an awesome new adhesive I got recently by Helmar [450 quickdry] I outlined the title with a black marker!  Let me say, this adhesive is amazing!  I am really loving it! I used it on all of my embellishments and it really dries fast!

Helmar also has another amazing product called Liquid Scrapdots.  I used it on the above bird I fussy cut and also in the next 2 photos of the the fairy's and the mouse and the bunnies.  This is truly a cool product!. Seriously, you need to check it out! I used a pearl flourish by Kiasercraft  that came with the kit. 
HINT: If you have difficulties with your bling sticking to your layout, give it a good blast with your heat gun and press it down.  It won't be going anywhere now!

 You can really see the dimension I got with this unique "popdot" in a tube! 

In this photo you can really see the texture on the  Dusty Attic foliage. The pink flowers with the orange centers are flowers I took off of some of my mom's many silk flower arrangements after she passed away. Its nice to look back a see little pieces of her here and there. 

Thank you all so much for coming to look at my work.  I just love sharing it with all of you!  Hopefully you will be inspired to try out the sketch and get your name in for the amazing prize being offered this month! Remember, for each challenge, it has to be new as of that date and you have 5 chances to get your name in the draw!  Make sure you stop by the SOUS blog and leave the other designers some love!  Hugs!


  1. Your work is always so beautiful Bonnie and another gorgeous sketch...looks like I will be playing along again!

  2. wow so glad you pushed through because the end result is stunning.. love all the details...

  3. seriously gorgeous work - wowowowowowow

  4. Glad you pushed through because this one is gorgeous! Love your cut work and all those sparkles!

  5. I love that photo Bonnie :) Gorgeous layout and wonderful details .....stunning :)

  6. WOWEEE !!!!! awesome Bonnie ... just love it !!!

  7. WOW Bonnie, a gorgeous layout. All the details are perfect, all the little creatures from G45 - too cute. I have been using Scrap Dots for years now, great product for dimensional work. Great that you were able to use some more of your Mum's little flowers - My Mum's gone too, so I appreciate how special these little things are.... Hugs x

  8. Bonnie, it sure doesn't look like you had any creative block to me! This is gorgeous!!!! I love that you share your techniques with us... You are so creative!! And what a wonderful thing to do with your mother's silk flowers!! It just makes each layout that much more special!!! BTW Congrats for being a winner over at ScrapThat!!! Have a great day!! Hugs!!