What are Little Boys Made of? – dt layout for SWAT

Okay, so the 1st SWAT challenge for November is to create a layout incorporating a recipe or a food pic. For my take on the challenge, I kept going back to this photo of my youngest son, Christian that I’ve been wanting to scrap for quite a while now. I knew exactly which Creative embellishments chipboard pieces I wanted to use (including a special request item they sent me in my last dt package) and I knew I wanted to use Prima’s Craftsman papers with it. Soooo I couldn’t resist. To incorporate the challenge requirements, for my journaling, I added a tag that has the word from the poem, What are Little Boys Made of, so it reads, “snips and snails and puppy dog tails” and to make it more like a recipe, I added gather ingredients and blend well. I combined the SWAT challenge with the current Monday Mojo sketch at Flying Unicorn. Here’s what I came up with:

What are Little Boys Made of

Here’s a close up of the fabulous details on these chipboard pieces. I altered them with acrylic paint, Tattered Angels glimmer mist and distress paint:

Little Boys detail 1

I added a couple of metal Tim Holtz embellishments to my page, so here’s a close up showing those items arranged with the chipboard:

Little Boys detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments custom made frame that matches this one which is normally sized to fit a 4″x6″ photo: Steampunk Frame
CE Clock
CE 0.75″ gears
CE 1″ gears
CE 1.5″ gears
CE Wing set 2
Prima Craftsman papers
Scrapfx stencil
Modeling paste
Liquitex coarse pumice
gesso
acrylic paint
Distress paint
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Tim Holtz ideaology embellishments
MME tag

TFL! 😀

Gotta Let Go – layout for sketchabilities sketch #102

Sketchabilities sketch #102 is now live! Karan’s new sketches have been fantastic to work with and so much fun! They’re wonderfully inspiring no matter what your scrapping style happens to be. They work beautifully for anything from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. 😀

When I looked at the circle elements on the sketch, I immediately thought of the wonderful chipboard circle panel that Nicolle recently sent me from Creative Embellishments and a FABULOUS steampunk hot air balloon stamp (I got to test out the prototype, so keep your eyes out for rubber stamps to be a new product added to their store!). Since I recently created a layout that featured smaller photos clipped to twine using mini clothespins, I decided to replace that feature on the sketch with a washi banner and add my title to it.

The photo on this layout features my son, Matthew. One of his favorite songs at the moment is TNT by Taio Cruz (some people know the song as Dynamite), so I used some of the lyrics from the song for the title and “journaling”. Here’s what I came up with:

Gotta Let Go

Here’s a close up of the hot air balloon. I heat embossed the stamped image using Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder:

Gotta Let Go detail 2

This close up shows the circle panel that I snipped bits off of and used in a few spots on my page. I heat embossed the panel pieces to match the hot air balloon stamp:

Gotta Let Go detail 1

This close up shows some fabulous CE wood music notes. The frame is also by CE btw. 😀

Gotta Let Go detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Steampunk Hot Air Balloon stamp
CE Circle Panel
CE medium frame from the Handsome frame set
CE Music Notes Wood Cuts
Elle’s Studio papers
Webster’s Papers alpha stickers
twine from the Twinery
Washi tape
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder
Adirondack Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing ink pad
Distress Ink
Unity Stamp Co bg stamps

The fantastic sketch I got to work with:

sketch 102

TFL! If you’d like to play along w/sketch #102 at sketchabilities, CLICK HERE!

Fun in the Summer Sun – dt layout for SWAT

For the SWAT Drill #18, we have an awesome sketch to work with and the added twist to use wood embellishments on your page! This worked out perfectly for me since I also design for this month’s sponsor, Creative Embellishments. 😀 CE offers fun and unique laser cut chipboard pieces as well as adorable Wood Cuts! Their products are intricate, high-quality and perfect for altering or use as is.

Sorry for the blurry pics…I kept getting either too much or too little natural light. Too much and it’s washed out looking, too little and it’s crazy blurry. After many attempts, this is the best I could get:

Fun in the summer sun

A close up for the geek/chic wood glasses I used:

Fun in the Summer Sun detail 1

A close up for the lower right cluster:

Fun in the Summer Sun detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Geek/Chic glasses
CE Social Hash Tags
small frame from the CE Together Frame Set
medium frame from the You Rock Frame Set
Corner pieces from the Bubbly Photo Frame and Corner Set
Photo slide from the View Master Set of 5
American Crafts cardstock
Panpastels
Prima stencil
Acrylic ink
The Papery Bakery flair
Sassafras alpha stickers
Tim Holtz distress stain and paint
Smooch ink
Shimmerz Texturez

Here’s the fab sketch for the challenge:

Oct

TFL! Entries are due by 11:59pm eastern US on 10/28/13. If you’d like play along w/the SWAT sketch with a twist challenge, 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!

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