Friday, December 21, 2012

We Believe ~ Stuck on U Sketches~

Happy last Sketch reveal Friday before Christmas! Can you believe it?  I can hardly believe that Christmas is only 4 days away! I am not ready  yet! Well, I hope by the time you read this, I will be! 
The sketch we get to share with you this week, for me, has been a true favorite! The layout I made for it came together quite quickly for me and I enjoyed every minute of it! 

This layout features a photo of years gone by, of my dear brother Brent, and I!  I think I was 3 in this photo. My mom was pain-stakingly slow at taking photos, and it looks like I had gotten distracted. Big brother is nonchalantly trying to get my attention with his fingers with out checking out himself what had distracted me! I have seen this exact pose in at least one other photo of us as young children! lol  I am using Kaiserkraft's Turtle Dove for my papers.

 Here is the awesome sketch designed by Sandi Clarkson. You guys have got to give this sketch a try.... seriously!

 I used a gorgeous Dusty Attic piece to frame the photo. I painted it with gesso, and then sprayed it with Mr. Huey in Blizzard.  It is very iridescent, which isn't showing up here in the photo.  To make the snow I used DecoArt Texture Thick and then sprinkled Diamond Dust on it.

  The twigs and berries are by Kaisercraft, and I painted them the same way I did the DA piece. I also used DA word believe for part of my title, just painted with Gesso.

 I only had one piece of this paper, so I photo copied the portion that had the children playing and then fussy cut them and applied Rock Candy Distress Stickles. I then pop dotted them up.  I applied some of the Texture Thick at the bottom to make it like they were actually in the snow. 

 Close up of the flower cluster and Prima resin Angel. I white washed the flowers with gesso.

 I applied some Gesso to this rusty snowflake.

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of you who have supported me this past year with my scrappy-ness, and I hope to see you in the new coming year! Please stop on over at Stuck on U Sketches and check out the work of the rest of the design team.....I know they have created amazing layouts!  Give the sketch a go and link up your name to the blog and you just may be one of the featured top 3! How cool would that be to end the year with?

Be blessed everyone, and have a Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year!


  1. Hi Bonnie, this is gorgeous! I love old photos and this one is precious! The fame around the photo looks wonderful as does the cluster of flower leaves and your cherub! and have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. wow Bonnie this is so amazing :)

  3. Oh My Word Bonnie.. I am in Aaaaaw at your layout.. I absolutely love all the techniques you used, the gesso washing of the flowers, genius!! This totally rocks..
    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas

  4. Your layout is heartwarming and magical. I love how you copied the portion of the paper that you love when you only had 1 piece! That's ingenious!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  5. Hi, Bonnie! Love love love this one~ I am going to have to get some of that Texture paste which looks thicker than molding paste, right? Such an amazing take on the sketch that I"m breathless. Hope you have a great trip .. and Merry Christmas!

  6. What a great take on the sketch! I just love how you did the snow. It looks perfect!

  7. Beautiful layout Bonnie, and such a precious photo. Totally loving this paper from Kaiser, I'm saving mine for just the right The flower and chippie cluster is perfect, and the little cherub belongs right where he is - love it. Wishing you and the family a very Merry Christmas... Hugs xx

  8. Bonnie, this is breathtaking!!!! Love what you did with the frame, and the embellies are beautiful!!!!

    Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!! Hugs!!!