Explore – June Scrap That sketch challenge entry

This month I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at Scrap That for the first time. I loved the sketch designed by Amarilys Doria for the June challenge and was greatly inspired by it. I knew I had a photo of Alex that was taken at the beach, when we went the last weekend of March, that seemed to suit this sketch perfectly. 😀 He was scanning the shoreline for unique shells and seemed to be in a pensive mood. He was totally relaxed and had all the time in the world. I loved that moment as time seemed to stand still and everything was at peace. 😀 For my take on the sketch, I again turned to my fave scrappy manu, Webster’s Pages…I’m still working on using up some of my older stash to make way for the upcoming releases. That, and I went ahead and got one of the warehouse boxes…it was a deal I simply could not resist (just $25 for an absolutely stuffed, $131 retail value box full of WP goodness).

Here’s what I came up with:

The fabulous June sketch:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages papers (Everyday Poetry, Palm Beach and Ladies & Gents)
Webster’s Pages trim (Seaside Retreat?)
Webster’s Pages fabric ribbon (Everyday Poetry)
Webster’s Pages Princess Petal (Western Romance)
Webster’s Pages Perfect Petal (Park Drive)
Webster’s Pages Dazzle Me Gems (Everyday Poetry)
I am Roses flower
I am Roses skeleton leaves
Imaginarium Designs title piece
Dusty Attic chipboard frame

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Tools:

Martha Stewart border punch

TFL! If you’d like to play along with the challenges on the Scrap That forum or check out the other entries, CLICK HERE!

New Wheels – layout for Sketchabilities #93 and June IARCC

For sketch #93, Sketchabilities has a fabulous sponsor, Want2Scrap. They are offering up 8 prize packs (bling) plus 1 $25 gc to a randomly drawn winner who likes and follows their blog (see the challenge post on Sketchabilities for details). Karan Gerber’s wonderful sketches are always inspiring and fun to work. 😀

This time, I decided to pair up sketch #93 with the current challenge at I Am Roses. For their June challenge, you just need to use at least 2 of their products, incorporate the colors brown and black and something metal onto a project that is either for Father’s Day or has a masculine theme. Here’s what I came up with:

The gorgeous sketch I worked:

Materials:

American Crafts white cardstock

American Crafts black cardstock
7 gypsies tissue paper (3 different designs)
white tissue paper
fibers from my stash
gesso
Webster’s Pages 6×6 papers (Spring Market, Yacht Club, Sunday Picnic)
Prima flowers
Dusty Attic chipboard alphas
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow inks
Inka Gold
black acrylic paint
I am Roses flowers
I am Roses leaves

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar decoupage glue
Helmar acid free glue
Helmar zapdots
Helmar liquid scrapdots
Scotch ATG

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to play along with the sketchabilities sketch for your chance to win one of 8 fabulous prizes from W2S, CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to play along with the I Am Roses challenge, CLICK HERE!

Create – Layout for the Scrap Around the World June Challenge

There’s a new challenge site created by Helen Tilbury called Scrap Around the World. Their first challenge was posted in May, but I didn’t have the opportunity to play along (and it was fantastic!). So this month, I made sure I got to participate. 😀

Putting this page together was kind of a comedy of errors as Murphy’s Law seemed to take full affect on my layout. Each month, SATW offers an inspiration photo board and a fabulous sketch that you use as a jumping off point for your layout. First, as I was inking the edge of my paper, the ink pad tore free of the casing, leaving a large gloppy patch at the top right of my page. lol I’ve never had that happen before and I wasn’t finished inking the edges, so I just went with it and pinched the little pad in my fingers (what a mess!) and finished inking my page. I didn’t find a better solution, so I applied the ink to my stamps the same way. Next, I decided I’d like to replace the rectangular strips under the photo with some drips, but didn’t have ink in the right shade, so I mixed my own which ended up too dark and too blue anyway (and I didn’t find that out until it had already dried to my page). Whoops! After a few other mishaps, including runaway drippies, and paint that refused to dry, I finished my page. Here’s what I came up with:

This is June’s inspiration board and sketch:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Composition & Color papers and stickers
WP All About Me and Everyday Poetry fabric tickets, ribbon and trim
WP flowers, cameo and sparkler
My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose pp
Pink Paislee trim
Want2Scrap chipboard title piece
Lindy’s Stamp Gang mist (pink)
Smooch ink (on the chippie)
Color Box chalk ink

To check out this challenge or the details, view the fabulous examples by the dt or fawn over the amazing entries in the challenge, CLICK HERE.

Moments – Layout for My Creative Sketches challenge

Each month, My Creative Sketches has an original sketch to inspire you to create. This month’s sketch by Michelle Fowler has some clean lines and geometric shapes. When I looked at it, everything I came up with was pretty clean and simple even though there’s quite a bit of layering in the design. So, rather than fight it, I went with it! When I think CAS, Teresa Collins is the first brand that comes to mind. Everything she creates is clean, elegant, well coordinated and has a touch of sophistication. Once I selected a fun trio of photos featuring my 3 youngest kids, I used the colors in the photos to ultimately choose TC’s Everyday Moments for this page. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s the fabulous sketch for May (due June 14):

Materials:

Teresa Collins Everyday Moments papers, brad, diecuts, chipboard, bling and stickers
American Crafts light blue cardstock
Twine from the Twinery
Lindy Stamp Gang flat fabio mist
doily from my stash

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar acid free glue

Tools:

Martha Stewart circle cutter

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to play along w/the sketch challenge or check out the other entries, CLICK HERE!

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