Monday, December 19, 2011

Time for a break

Hello my friends! I just wanted to take some time to tell you that I am taking a short break from scrapbooking and my commitment to my design team. Life has gotten a bit overwhelming for me lately and I am having creative block. I need to get my focus back in the right place. I am so thankful for such understanding "bosses" and the support they give! I love designing for SOUS!

My wish for you all is to have a Blessed Christmas, and to remember the true meaning of Christmas. I hope to see you in Feburary over flowing with new mojo and totally refreshed, creatively speaking!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

This Dress ~Stuck on U Sketches!~

Happy December!  Its so hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner!  I hope you all are more prepared then I am!  I need to pull up my boot straps and get down to business!  Today's sketch is provided to us by our own talented Sandi Clarkson specifically for SOUS!  I used some older Bo Bunny winter paper that I had been hoarding for a while.  The little girl in the photo is my own daughter, Jerica, at the age of 18 months.  The story behind this layout is about the dress she is wearing. I made this dress for her using my High School graduation dress.  I am not a seamstress by any means, but had done some sewing here and there.

To make the circle I used a circle chippie by Dusty Attic and used white crackle paint and then rubbed in a bit of Seedless Preserves Distress Ink from Tim Holt'z fall seasonal series.  I really like this purple!  I stamped on the circle with a script stamp and Black Archival ink. I punched some holes in the circle with my Crop-a-dile and threaded some plum  tulle  through the holes, finishing off with a little flower.

Here is the sketch by Sandi!

For the edges of the photo I stippled a thick textured paste with a paint brush to simulate snow.

In  this flower cluster I used some Prima blooms, and some little white roses from I am Roses, and the 2 pinkish flowers I made using Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die.  

I used some Thickers for the tittle, and the journaling reads" I had so much fun taking apart my grad dress and sewing 'This Dress' for my sweet little girl!"

I used a Prima flourish with bits of lace attached to it, cutting it up to get more 'bang for my buck'!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I enjoyed making it.  Please stop by Stuck on U Sketches and check out what the other girls have done with the sketch and please join in!

Have a  safe happy weekend, everyone!