Wonder – dt work for Let’s Capture These Sketches

This is the layout I created for my dt work for Let’s Capture These Sketches. We got to work with a gorgeous sketch by Ness and I’m still LOVING the All About Me collection by Webster’s Pages, so I figured they’d be a perfect fit for what I had in mind. I replaced the frame from the sketch with two strips of bling (I took the All About Me dazzle me gems strip apart) and my journaling. Here’s what I came up with:


Webster’s Pages All About Me papers
WP All About Me trim
WP All About Me Dazzle Me gems
WP All About Me Storyteller Alphas
Prima Reflections Antique Mirrors
ZVA Creative flower


Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Clear Zap Dots
Helmar Gemstone Glue


Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch

Sketch #106 on Let’s Capture These Sketches created by Ness:

Hope you can play along! TFL!


Heart Canvas – Inspired by Tracy and Helmar USA

Just about every Monday night Helmar hosts a live Ustream class. Usually Tracy Weinzapfel hosts the show, but sometimes Jess (Kinderstamp) hosts as well. This last Monday Tracy shared a page with us from her art journal which inspired her to create a canvas piece and the class showed how to recreate it. CLICK HERE for the recorded show.

I’m always inspired by the Helmar classes and like to create a project based on the class, but usually add my own spin on things. Here’s my take on her canvas piece from the class:


8″x10″ canvas board
acrylic paint
charcoal pencil
India Ink
lace trim from my stash
Prima flowers
Liquid Pearls


Helmar 450 Quick Dry

Helmar 2 step crackle

I stuck pretty close to Tracy’s inspiring piece…what I changed was minimal. I chose a quote that spoke to me personally rather than using her words and did not add any rubons. Her version is handwritten using india ink and has the loops filled in with white acrylic ink. I wanted all of the words to really pop on mine rather than a single keyword, so I painted the words with white gesso (you could use white paint) and shadowed them using black india ink, intentionally capitalizing the first letter on a few chosen words and the enter word “heart.” The quote is from Helen Keller.


Us – October Helmar Sketch Challenge entry

Gotta love Crate Paper! Their new Farmhouse collection was just perfect for my take on the October Helmar challenge sketch. 😀 Taten’s favorite colors are orange and green and in this photo, he’s wearing this floppy, tye-dye hat that he adored at the time (but thinks it’s silly now) that was also orange and green. One of the papers in this line features these fabulous little leaves that I fussy cut and used ink and a fountain pen to bring out the veins on some of the leaves. I then applied the 2 step crackle. Once dry, I then inked the edges and surface to bring out the crackle affect. I was inspired by the leaves Tracy stamped and crackled on a Ustream class a couple of weeks ago for a frame. 😀 I then curled them a bit by hand and applied them to my page along hand doodled vines.

Here’s my take on the fab sketch by Lydell Quin:


Crate Paper Farmhouse papers
CP Farmhouse Brad
CP Farmhouse Buttons
CP Farmhouse diecut
CP Farmhouse sticker
7 Gypsies clip
Pink Paislee Wood Alphas
Liquitex Acrylic Ink
Distress Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
flowers and tickets from Paper Secrets


Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar 2 Step Crackle

To play along with Helmar’s October Sketch Challenge (entries are due Oct 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

Fun and Games – Layout for My Creative Sketches

My Creative Sketches is having an amazing 3 month long contest with prizes each month and a huge prize at the end! Each month there’s a sketch. All you need to do to enter is create a layout based on the sketch then link it to their post using the appropriate inlinkz tool before the deadline. You are then entered for that month’s prizes. Then at the end of 3 months, create a single post that includes all 3 of those layouts and post to the correct inlinkz tool to be entered to win the grand prize…a 3 month subscription to their fabulous Limited Edition Kits!

The first sketch, featured a large circle element. Though I considered using a diecut, cutting my own circle or even using a paper doily, I decided to go with the gorgeous crocheted doily that Marivic sent me in my August prize kit from Berry71bleu. I thought it was perfect since it also reminded me of Christian’s softly woven blankets. 🙂 I adhered it using the incredibly easy to use, Helmar V2 adhesive spray. I also used most of the letter tiles and the cutie wood bingo piece that were included. Here’s what I came up with for the sketch:


Graphic45 ABC Primer papers
Bazzill cardstock
Doily, letter tiles and game piece from Marivic/Berry71bleu August prize kit


Helmar Quick Fix adhesive runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Zap Dots
Helmar V2 spray

The current sketch for the My Creative Sketches challenge:


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