Thursday, August 16, 2012

~My Creative Sketches~ August

Hi everyone! The August sketch is up at My Creative Sketches and I am making my debut as a Design Team member!  I am so excited to be one of the chosen and I hope you will enjoy my take on the sketch as much as I enjoyed working with it!

This is a rare photo of my brother and I.  It was taken last August at my Daughter's wedding. It was so interesting how most of the family ended up dressing in purple without the others knowing, especially with my brother and his family living in a different province than us!. For the back ground paper I used a resist paper by Pink Paislee.  I inked it up with the 4 purple colors of the Ranger Distress Inks, and a little Antique linen to lighten it up a bit. 

This months sketch is created by Kim Keane.

I created a raised frame around the perimeter of the layout by cutting 4 strips of white card stock, punching one edge of each strip with a border punch. I then smeared on a layer of Molding Paste and stamped  am image into the wet paste.  Once that was dry I took my purple distress inks and applied each color randomly,  finishing off with  hits of white gesso here and there. Totally LOVE the effect it gives! When I applied the strips to the layout I first glued down some strips of cardboard to raise up the border, giving it loads of depth. 

I used some yummy Dusty Attic foliage flourish, and I first inked it with Dusty Concord Distress Stain and then added a white crackle paint over the top. I just love the large crackles!

I made most of the flowers in this cluster using various dies, such as Cheery Lynn Designs, Memory Box and Tim Holtz Tattered Florals.  I then touched the edges with gesso.

I used Viva Decor Pearl pen in black to make the flourish for the butterfly trail

 close up of the raised textured border.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I really appreciate you coming and please leave a comment!  Don't forget to stop by the My Creative Sketches blog and check out what the other designers have done.  Please join us  and
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1 comment:

  1. Stunning layout Bonnie. Love the frame wrok and the crackle on the DA foliage is awesome... Hugs xx