Friday, September 16, 2016

The Gang.....

So here we are at the second challenge of  Lets Scrap Sketches.  Have to admit I was really quite torn with this sketch, initially I had intended to use this sketch to document a special event that both of the kids did.....but ....I was out running one dark morning and as I started planning the pages in my head, thinking about the kinds of papers that I had at home and what photo's to use etc and I couldn't seem to get past some old Kaisercraft Miss Match papers + embelishments and a photo of the kids with their cousins.  By the end of my run I had the layout all planned out in my head - completely different to my first idea.  It's amazing what you can achieve with some quiet alone time!  Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed doing it :)

Here is the fab sketch that sparked the inspiration for this. 
While I have used the left hand side of this sketch I can also envisage many layout possibilities as a double or another single :)

I love the character that oozes out of this photo it has a real retro feel for me

I added layers by adding some stamping, with torn papers and part of an old sewing pattern

Here you can see that I have also used layers of lace and thread for some texture and dimension
Family - good time - crazy fun

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Lets Scrap Sketches 09-01-16. The new Design team first reveal

Pssst Guess what - Big news.....
I have been selected to be part of the Lets Scrap Sketches design team.

Very exciting stuff I am looking forward to sharing my work and helping inspire some of you over the next 6 months. 

Now for the first sketch for this term from Mich,  

And here is my take on the sketch.

I got to spend some really good girly time with my 6 year old daughter, it was a fun and some what spontaneous day - I wanted to capture this feeling in my layout with the use of colour and surprise elements.
I really liked these hearts but didn't want them to be too bold and detract from the photo's, so I created some shakers out of vellum and for a bit of fun there are white beads floating around inside them too.
'Smile Crazy'
I just love my coffee
Here is have used some stitched stamps to draw your eye down the page.  I added some texture and softness by including some inked muslin between my layers.

I created my background using watercolour paints and Gellatos.  Building on top of that with some Bo Bunny stitch stamps, texture paste and inked coffee stains.  See below for a list of the products that have been used here:
AC Cardstock
Studio Calico Cardstock & Vellum
Texture paste
Heidi Swapp Cross stencil
Bo Bunny Stitches
Echo Park Circles stamp
Waffle Flower Flutters stamp
Archival Inks
Distressed Inks
Rosie's embelishments
Misc Embelishments

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