All Bundled Up – Sketchy Thursdays

This week’s sketch 11.17 at Sketchy Thursdays was perfect for this layout of Matthew all bundled up to play in the snow back in Feb 2010. A little before Christmas last year, I took the kids with me to ACMoore and they had some arts and crafts set up for the children to do and were giving out snowflake shaped, glittery felt ornaments. When we got home, Matthew asked me to scrap a page for his book with it. 😀 Here it is a year later and I’m finally getting around to doing just that! lol

This week’s feature on the Firefly Expressions blog is Pebbles, Inc. and we were given a half set of foam stamps to work with. Mine included this great snowflake piece that used with white acrylic paint for the bg of my lo.

Here’s what I came up with for the sketch:

Matthew’s felt snowflake is in upper right corner of the page. Isn’t it cute? 😀

Materials:

Bazzill Black Cardstock
Bo Bunny Midnight Frost pp
White Acrylic Paint
Prima mini alphas
Pink Paislee Cushies foam alphas

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Premium Craft Glue

Tools:

Pebbles Shape-a-Roonies foam stamp

Sketch 11.17:

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Sweet Little Diva Layout – Berry71Bleu and Let’s Scrap

This layout of Madison was actually created last month for two separate challenges. One was a sketch from Let’s Scrap. Though it was a 2 page sketch, they allow you to either create a 2 pager or just pick one half for inspiration. I opted to use the right half for the layout. The other was a recipe challenge on Berry71Bleu. The recipe called your the layout to include: 1 cardstock base, 3+ patterned paper (1 of which must be a circle of at least 10cm), 1 lace/ribbon/trim, 1 journal spot, 2 buttons and 4 embellishments of your choice (I decided to add 1 more button, 1 more journal spot, rhinestones and stickles), a title of your choice. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Bazzill cardstock
Webster’s Pages Let’s Celebrate papers
WP Let’s Celebrate Journaling cards
WP Let’s Celebrate trim
Teresa Collins blingage
WP Vintage Inspired Buttons (Sparklers)
WP Storytellers Alphas
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alpha stickers
Stickles
Ranger/Inkssentials White Pen

Adhesives:

Helmar Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Gemstone Glue
Helmar Scrap Dots
Helmar Zap Dots

Tools:

Martha Stewart circle cutter
EK Success Paper Shapers punch

Be sure to check out both sites for their fab September Challenges!

One Layout Two Ways

Okay, this is what happens when you try to combine too many challenges in a single project! I started with 2 sketches that I was torn between for the photos that I’d selected (it’s going to be a 2 page spread, and this is the first page of it). Then Nicolle came up with a great challenge on Sketches4All that required a black background and 2 different dry embossed papers. Okay…an image started to form in my mind, then Webster’s Pages offered a digi/hybrid challenge on InspireMe that requires the use of their digital brushes. At this point, I was still thinking that I could make this work.

I started with the PageMaps sketch since it was due first, and planned to add an embossed section on the left where you see the patterned paper in the sketch and at the bottom instead of the punched strip. I started fussy cutting some Webster’s Pages images and resized and printed the brushes I was planning to use. Then I remembered that it was supposed to have a black background for the S4All challenge. So then I added the G45 Core Impressions paper (which I love). Sanded the embossed areas to make them pop and placed the elements onto the paper.

Hmm…doesn’t seem right to have it say You Shine a Light, when it’s so dark? So, using a plate, I traced a circle onto the “wrong side” of a sheet of white washed core’dinations that has yellow as the core color. Scored the “sun rays” to emboss it, sanded every other wedge to expose the yellow, then applied shimmer mist to the yellow sections to enhance them. Now it looked more appropriate for the pencillines sketch instead. So I switched gears and created a layout using the Pencillines sketch that met the criteria for Nicolle’s challenge….but then it wasn’t mainly Webster’s Pages products!

This first one is based on the Pencillines sketch:

Here’s the sketch:

So, back to the drawing board. I took photos then took it apart and remade it using a white background that I masked and misted to create the same sunray affect and rearranged some of the elements according to the PageMaps sketch. Now the only non-WP item is the one white bg paper. I kept it with the white background since that’s what I’ll need in order to make the 2 pager I’d initially intended.

This is the layout based on the PageMaps sketch:

Here’s the PageMaps sketch:

TFL!

Materials (combined for the 2 projects):

Webster’s Pages Yacht Club 12×12 paper
WP trim
WP Ladies and Gents digi brushes
WP Ladies and Gents motifs
Core’dinations whitewash cardstock
Core’dinations G45 Core Impressions
American Crafts white cardstock
Shimmerz

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac