Friday, October 25, 2013

Delight ~SOUS Oct 25/13 Challenge sketch~

Welcome everyone to SOUS reveal Friday! I hope that you will be inspired by this weeks sketch and by the designs we have created for you! This weeks layout is filled with Prima goodies and fun chipboard elements! This photo is a few years old, featuring my great nieces again; Cassidy and Lucia! I think their Mom snapped this photo while they were on vacation somewhere.

I used Prima's Delight paper Collection which really has been a delight to work with!

Here is the sketch we had to work with. Beautiful isn't it? It was created by Nanne Harry, who is one of our Co-Creators and you can find her work on her blog by looking here. I really enjoyed this one because of all the layers it has!

Here is a close up of the main embellishment cluster. I think the vine is by Petaloo- it was a gift but can't remember for sure. lol  I used a Prima resin cherub and a Water Tap also by Prima in their Junkyard Findings collection designed by Ingvild Bolme.

Here is a close up of the water tap and flowers by I am Roses. I did a bit of a white wash with gesso on most of the elements in my layout.

 I did some masking on the base of my layout with a new Prima mask called Netting, I believe, and it was designed by Finnabair. I used a light molding paste and colourized it with a pink gelatos. I also used brown thread to zig zag around the perimeter of my layout. 

I used a large chipboard circle with a flourish on the side and I used an enamel embossing powder on it, and on the chipboard butterflies I also used a pink shabby enamel embossing powder on it.

 I used a MS border punch to make the decorative strip under the photo and the title is part of the Delight collection, in chipboard.  I distressed all the edges and inked them with a Prima chalk ink in pink.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please go to the SOUS  blog and check out what the rest of the team has created. I hope you give this amazing sketch a try and please link it back to the blog so we can leave some love and also for a chance to have your layout chosen as one of the top 3!

Be Blessed!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Pre wedding Giggles ~Stuck on U Sketches Oct 11/13- Picture heavy!

Welcome to Friday reveal at Stuck on U Sketches! Today our sketch is designed by co-creator Nanne Harry! Lots of lovely layers in this one! I wasn't too sure if and how I was even going to get this on my blog as my computer is doing very funny things, and I am NOT laughing! So I am using Picasa 3 for my editing and resizing. I think it worked out ok!  I used Prima's Fairy Rhymes paper collection with a touch of Kaisercraft Basecoat collection to add to the rustic charm of the barn and total feel to this layout!

My layout is about my lovely sisters wedding. It was a beautiful hot day at the end of June and the wedding was out doors on a rural yard with many amazing nooks and crannies for photo taking! This photo was taken behind an OLD barn as they awaited the signal to start the ceremony. Many nervous giggling going on! The photographer is Phraze Photography and if you click on the link you can see all the photos of Cheryl and John's wedding! The other beauty in this photo is my lovely daughter Jerica! She is the niece to Cheryl and made almost all the wedding decorations as well as super yummy cupcakes made from scratch!

Here is the supper fun sketch by Nanne!

here I had funny with some Blue Fern Studios Chippies! I used Pretty Weeds, and the Heart Set! On the Pretty Weeds I used Stampendous Fran-tage shabby pink embossing enamel. and on the Heart Set I first painted them white with gesso. I then used both the shabby pink embossing enamel and aged bronze embossing enamel. I LOVED how they turned out! Gorgeous effect- tutorial calling! The flowers are all from I am Roses with a bit of a wash of gesso on them.

the coral circle is by Dusty Attic and i first painted it white with gesso and then added some Prima Vintage Pink chalk ink over it. I was pretty happy with how it went with my daughters dress, I did some really rough edge punching for a distessed feel.

I used a Prima stencil called static and used it along with Molding paste. I did a bit of stamping along the outer edge of the photo mat. I love the title I chose! I think it fit what was going on just perfectly!

just a close up of the enamelled Blue Fern Studios heart

close up of flower cluster

upper left hand flower cluster and enamelled hearts.
here you can see the rough edge punching I did, the masking and stamping. When the layout was done I did some random dry brushing of gesso to finish of this rustic romantic shabby shic layout!

Thanks so much, everyone for stopping by! I hope you have been inspired! Please go to the SOUS blog to be inspired further! Do try out the sketch and then link it to the blog and you could be one of the top 3 layouts choosen!

Also, don't for get about the Design Team call we are having with details on the SOUS blog!
Be Blessed my scrappy friends!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stuck on U Sketches Design Team Call!

Hi everybody! Got some awesome news to share! Stuck on U Sketches is having a design team call! If you want to work for the most awesome-est team with the most awesome-est designers than hurry over to read the details!