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
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!