Friday, November 23, 2012

A Ladies Diary ~Stuck On U Sketches~

Welcome back to my scrappy blog! I hope all my American friends had a great Thanks giving and if you are doing any Black Friday shopping, I hope you find some amazing deals!

 Its reveal day once again at Stuck on U Sketches, which means its Friday! I have been wanting to scrap this photo of my daughter getting ready on her wedding day for a very long time!  The right sketch and the right papers finally came along! I used Graphic 45 papers in the "A Ladies Diary" collection.

Most of my embellishments used on this layout are fussy cut from the papers.  I only had one paper of each, so in order to use both sides I made a photo copy of the pages that I wanted to fuzzy cut. Often when you photo copy a paper the color isn't as brilliant as the original, but my copy machine has a setting where I can intensify the color.  I certainly made use of that setting with this paper!

This weeks gorgeous sketch was brought to us by our own very talented Leah Schaeffer! Please check out her wonderful work on her blog!

 The feature flower in this cluster was originally all cream.  I wanted to add some more color to it so I lightly misted it with Glimmer Mist. If you look in the middle of the oval picture frame you will see the wedding date.

 the flower and stamp embellishment was covered with Glossy Accents, and when it was dry I bent it all over and crackled it, so it looks like a cracked mirror.

 With just my scissors I scalloped the edge of the rose background paper, and inked the edges and then I manipulated the edges with my fingers to bring it to life.

 For the bottom layer of doilies I changed the color with Glimmer Mist, and on the fussy cut pieces I covered them with  Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint.

In the top left hand corner I used a Prima mask with light moulding paste. Once it was dry I used a distress marker and outlined the inner edges to give it more depth.

This is what I have for you this week! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! I hope you will stop by Stuck on U Sketches so you can be even more inspired by the other designers. You have 2 wks to create your interpretation of the sketch and link it back to the blog! You could have your layout featured on the SOUS blog!

Be blessed!

Friday, November 16, 2012

~My Creative Sketches~ November Sketch Challenge

Well it time for My Creative Sketches November sketch reveal! This months sketch is truly gorgeous, and I knew exactly which photo and paper line I was going to use for it! The photo is of my cousin's daughter Madelyn,[don't you just LOVE this photo?] and Prima's Romance Novel collection was made for it!

 Here is the gorgeous sketch designed by Kim Keane!

I used a toilet paper roll dipped in gesso and made circles in different areas of the layout.

 I used a stencil and light molding paste. Once that was dry I outlined it and colored it with a wash of Distress Stains.

 I used a new EK Success punch for around the outside of the circle. I cut it up into pieces, making it look like individual flowers and inked them and scrunched them up and touched them with gesso here and there. 

I fussy cut some of the papers and tucked it in beside the photo, along with a Prima clock and some flowers.

 I love this flower cluster at the upper left hand corner of the photo. I touched these flowers with gesso as well.

 The photo its self chose the title of the layout for me, and I had to use the Prima wooden letters for part of it!
 I used gesso on the flowers and tips of the papers, and used Prima's black tassels. I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page punch for the light background paper, and distressed those edges with ink and by tearing some areas.

Close up of the clock and fussy cut flower.

Thanks so much for dropping by!  Please go to My Creative Sketches and see what the rest of the design team has created to showcase the sketch and to inspire you to give it a try and possibly win this fabulous prize!

Or you could have your layout featured on My Creative Sketches! Have a blessed weekend everyone and stay safe!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Skittles ~Stuck On U Sketches~

 Hello everyone! Happy reveal Friday! This is the first sketch reveal for the month of November!  My take on this weeks sketch is a Memorial canvas that I have done for a friend who had to put their sweet puppy down.  I decided to do it on a canvas so it was easy for her to just hang it up on the wall right away.  I used Bo Bunny papers from the Gabrielle line.

I used lots of Modge Podge on the bottom 2 layers, and once it was done then I sprayed a couple of coats of a matte spray protector over the who canvas.

 This weeks sketch is brought to us by our very own talented Leah Schaeffer !  I flipped the sketch a bit so it would work better with my photos.

 I fussy cut the title area out of the papers and used a bit of pink distress ink around the edges as well as some clear crackle paint.  I popped it up with pop dots and then framed it with a ruffled lace trim.

 I made the blue flowers in both pictures with 2 different dies and inked the edges.

 Time for more Dusty Attic Chippies!  I really love this flourishy circle!  I glimmer misted it with Dragonfly Glimmer Mist, distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and then lightly stamped on it with black Staz-on ink and a scripted stamp.

 I distressed the edges of the photos like I usually do.

 I added some faux stitching with a black sharpie pen, which was done over top of the Modge Podge.

Here is another Dusty Attic piece....a cute butterfly.  I embossed it with a dusty pink embossing powder and added 3 cream dots of Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this layout which for me is a much more cleaner look than my "normal" style.  Please go to Stuck On U Sketches and see the work the other designers have done.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed!  Have a great weekend!