Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Altered sketch binder

Hello scrappy friends! Today I want to share with you a project I made this weekend at my local weekend crop!  Since I am on 2 sketch design teams I thought it would be a good idea to alter a cheap chipboard binder [$2] that I got at Wal-Mart. I already have been using a binder to store my sketches in figured altering my own would be much more inspiring to use!

 First off I painted the inside of the binder with Gesso and then with plain white acrylic paint.  For the outside I used Prima's Romance Novel collection.  To say I love Prima would be an understatement! I used Rangers matte medium to glue down the paper.

Decorating the cover was lots of fun, as I chose to use the other love of my scrappy life....Dusty Attic chippies!  I used some of their hinges and leaves and large corner flourish. Lots of painting and inking and crackling going on here!  I used Helmars Quick Dry glue.

Here is just a closer look at the decorating.  Thanks so much for dropping by and seeing my latest work! Hope you all have a great week and be Blessed!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stuck on U Sketches Design Team Call!

Passing on the news!!!
Design Team Call!

We wanted to come by and let you know that we have some
challenges coming to our Design Team and will sadly
be loosing some friends...but with such changes brings
a newness as well and will open a chance to have some
new faces added onto our team!
That's always exciting!

And here is the B I G part....
We are looking at add 2 team members to all our teams!

Layout Sketch Team (every other Friday)

Die Cut Team (every other Friday)
Die Cut team is allowed to use any die cut, electronic or metal for use in Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc.
Silhouette, Cricut, etc.

and Card Sketch Team(1st and 3rd Wednesday each month)

Here is a simple version of what we are looking for:
People that put their very best effort into their paper-crafting and have 
a desire to create exceptional detail! Our team is beyond talented
and are looking for more killer designers!
Everyone has a life to live outside of crafting but we are asking for those
who can make us a priority, can get projects in on time and will comment
on all participants (for your team only, not all 3 teams). 
This is an absolute must and if you feel you do not have time to check in
and keep motivated to comment, please do not submit for this call.
Our followers and those that participate are the upmost importance to us!
We ask for you to have an updated blog to post projects to as well.

No prior DT work required.
We would like our new team to join us 
in December so we will be announcing our new DT on November 16th.
You have until Monday November 12th to contact us!

Please send the following information to Leah at mrsbealash AT aol DOT com
~current blog link and any links to online galleries
~which team you are applying to join
~and why you would like to join us
~please state in subject box this is for SOUS  DT  Call

We have always had such a great following that we would just LOVE for you to help
us get the word out, so if you know anyone, please send them our way! Thanks!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tea Party ~Stuck on U Sketches~

Its my favorite day of the week! Reveal Friday at Stuck on U Sketches! Can you believe that it is almost the end of October already? Only 8 weeks left til Christmas! Oh My!!! I will think on  that a different day! lol Today's layout features one of my cousins daughter, Madelyn. She is having a tea party along with her teddy bear. How cute!

I used Bo Bunny's Little Miss paper collection for this layout since it featured lots of lovely tea cups and is just so girly!

Here is the awesome sketch by our very own talented Nanne Harry! Gotta love her sketches!

I did alot of distressing and inking on this layout, as well as some masking with moulding paste. Lots of fussy cutting and using gesso on the edges of the flowers and various parts through out the layout.

Please stop by the Stuck on U Sketches blog, and check out the other design team members work. I welcome you to give the sketch a try and link it back to the blog and your layout could be one of the top 3 chosen and shared with everyone on the blog!  I hope you all have a great weekend, and be blessed!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Just Be ~My Creative Sketches-October sketch~

Its time to reveal the October Sketch from My Creative Sketches! My favorite time of the month! This month I decided to do a Mixed Media layout on a canvas. This canvas features my great niece Lucia. Isn't she a little doll?  The papers that I used are from Tea Thyme by Prima. I just totally love all the colors in this collection and take great joy working with them!

Before I could add the elements I had to build up the background. I added paper doilies, tags,cheese cloth and tissue paper. Then I used a few different Prima masks with Light Moulding Paste. This all was the most fun....greating my hands all dirty! The light moulding paste dries pretty fast, especially if you use your heat gun on it.  Next came the glimmer mists! Oh Yeah! I used different shades of pinks, browns, silver and let them drip down the canvas.  I then took some water downed white paint and and let it run down the canvas.

 Here is the awesome sketch created by our very own talented Kim Keane!

TIP: This photo of Lucia is b/w, but I wanted to add the color back to her tutu and haven't mastered that yet in PSE, lol. SO, I got out my distress inks in Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick and carefully "colored" the ink in starting from the lighted to darkest, with Q-Tipps! Not are they only good for make up but for crafting too!It isn't perfect, but thats not what I was aiming for anyways!  I also used some gorgeous Dusty Attic grass and flowers chippies that I painted white and added distress stickles to them.

I recently purchased a Crafters Clay Kit by Martha Stewart and decided to give it a try.  I made the pink daisy in the cneter of the floral cluster. I just used the white clay and then painted it with glimmer mist and some gesso.  

 I made the other flowers, other than the cream colored ones.

I used a paint brush and some gesso and touched everything with hits of gesso.

The white bird here is made from the Martha Stewart Crafters Clay kit as well, and the leaves surrounding the flowers.
 I did some fussy cutting of some of the flowers that were part of the pattern paper.

I had so much fun creating this mixed media canvas and can't wait to try again!  So I need you all to remember to go to My Creavtive Sketches blog and be inspired by the rest of the design team, and then try out this amazing sketch for yourselves!  Once your done creating, link your layout up on the MCS blog so we can all leave you some love AND you can get your name in the draw for the awesome give away that Pam always has!  We also choice the Top 3 of the layouts and you recieve a blinkie to put on your blog letting the whole world know that you where 1 of the chosen 3 and be proud of it!

Hope you all have a great week, and please leave me some love too!  Please feel free to ask me any questions pertaining to my work and I will gladly help you with anything you ask!