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!


  1. Wow..your daughter is beautiful. I love the vintage look of the layout and your clusters and layering are just awesome. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  2. HI..This looks stunning! so many gorgeous details, love the fussy cutting, your daughter looks like a movie star - so pretty!

  3. Oh my gosh...that photo is CRAZY awesome! Your daughter?
    Oh my...just love! Such amazing details and all of those must have taken forever!
    Great job!
    And...I ADORE the page for MCS!


  4. Wow Bonnie.. This layout is amazing.. I love the pink with all of the accents/details..

  5. hi Bonnie...that is amazing sweetie...LOVE all that fussy cutting !!!!

  6. I bow to the fussy cutters!! Awesome LO!!

  7. awesome ... love it all .. you have a wonderful eye for detail Bonnie & there are always lovely bits to find ... the more you look the more you find .. LOL !!! hugz

  8. First,your daughter is such a beauty! You are so right, that these pps were perfect! I love all the details but especially the reverse mask in the corner..going to have try that! Hope you had a happy Birthday as well!

  9. Bonnie your layout is gorgeous and I love that the Graphic 45 lends itself to such beautiful photos. Thanks also for stopping by my blog.

  10. Beautiful layout Bonnie, and a treasured photo. Loving these G45 papers and they are perfect for this page. Well done on all the fussy cutting, well worth the effort. Love it... Hugs xx

  11. Lovely accents and embellishments and a wonderful photo to scrap! Very pretty!

  12. BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous shades of pink. Love the vintage look!

  13. Beautiful layout, Bonnie!! Yes, I have to agree with you, the papers are perfect for this priceless photo of your daughter!!! Love your fussy cut embellies and the doilies!! Have a wonderful week!! Hugs!!

  14. Your layout is stunning. I just love that picture. Graphic 45 was built for this design. Great take on it.