Friday, October 28, 2011

Lil Cowgirl ~Stuck on U Sketches!~

 Its Friday once again, and better yet, its Reveal Friday over at Stuck on U Sketches!  I always get excited when it gets close to reveal day, as I just love sharing with everyone the great sketches we get the privilege to work with!  I also love to share any new things and new ideas! This weeks sketch is brought to us again by our very own Leah!  Being the time of year that it is, the sketch is based on Halloween, but it isn't a holiday that I celebrate so I decided to keep on my theme of my Great Nieces! (in case you were wondering)

I got some papers from Creative Imaginations, not really realizing they where a horse theme, and wasn't sure how I would use them.  Then I came across this photo of GN Austin who is ga-ga over horses! Perfect match!!  For a while I had wanted to use a photo and cut it up  as I did above. I think it looks real neat.  I used a Prima 12x12 mask with distress ink.

                                                   Here is the sketch created by Leah.                

 I was at a weekend crop this last weekend at Love is in the Details, my LSS, and Lori had put up a Dollar store for us, on location.  She had some pretty sweet items there, and the white doily behind the butterfly is just one of them!

I used die cuts from Tim Holtz's Tatered Floral die and inked it with Weathered wood distress inks and put this flower together.  I used a Dusty Attic doily and painted it with white distress crackle paint and inked the edges.  This cool rusted birdhouse and flower button are just a couple more items I got from the LIITD's Dollar store!

 I used Tim Holtz's barbed wire mask with distress ink and then outlined it with black and highlighted it with a white pen.  I also water distressed the edges of the strip of paper that is horizontal.

I used my Heartfelt Creations Swirly leaves stamp set to create the leaves, which I then inked with various green distress inks, and distress stickles.  Once it was dry [ yeah! for my heat gun!] I scrunched them a bit.

The pearl flourish I have cut up into 2 pieces and used on this layout are from Prima.  I love the 2 toned colors and the glittered flowers on this flourish!

I hope you all have a great weekend and stay safe!  Thanks for stopping in for a look see and please check out SOUS and see what the other designers have created for you.  Don't forget to give the sketch a go and increase your chance of winning some awesome goodies!

NOTE: stay tuned for a future tutorial on the rusted butterflies I made for this layout!


  1. HI.. wow.. this layout really is amazing.. the longer i look at it the more i see all the work you have put into it.. the misting, the cut up photo - which looks fabulous..the pearl flourishes.. the flowers.. all of it.. love it..

  2. wow Bonnie! LOVE! so many details this is just gorgeous girl :)

  3. Love your layout, Bonnoe. Fabulous use of the sketch .. I love that you water distressed that horizontal strip. I've not seent he barded wire mask .. gonna have to check on that for some of my guy pages! Hope you have a fab weekend!

  4. WoWeeee !!!! love this LO Bonnie & all your techniques .... super ... hugz X:)

  5. so gorgeous!!
    and I love the new blog look. :)

  6. Beautiful layout filled with techniques. Love them all!!!!

  7. Great layout Bonnie, love how you have cut the photo into four strips - looks really good. Your attention to detail is amazing, the barbed wire, doily, butterfly, flowers, leaves, masking, sooooo much - it all works beautifully together.... Hugs x