Hold Me in Your Arms – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Welcome to another Thursday, which means, I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a project to share. Our youngest son is going for eye surgery at 8:45 this morning and it’s got me a little bit freaked, so this week, I went with a layout using a couple of photos from the first time Matthew held him. The whole pregnancy, we were worried about how Matthew would handle having a baby brother. He was so used to being the youngest and seemed to love that role in our family. Well, we were very pleasantly surprised by his reaction. He fell in love w/his baby brother the moment he saw him and 3 1/2 years later, Christian still has Matthew and his other brothers and sister wrapped around his little finger. 😀

I was also inspired by the sketch and song prompt from Scrap and Music sketch #19. Here’s what I came up with:

Hold Me in Your Arms

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Hearts Wood Veneers
CE Conversation Hearts wood veneers
CE Emoticons Wood Veneers
CE 6×6 Chevron panel
CE Chipboard Butterflies
Lily Bee papers, chipboard stickers and cardstock stickers
Webster’s Pages storyteller alphas
gesso
acrylic paint

 

sketch #19 by Ana Castro:

Sketch #19_Ana Castro

TFL!

 

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Precious – Layout My Creative Sketches and PS DT challenge

The current sketch at My Creative Sketches is by Kim Keane and it is fabulous! It was so much fun to work with and there’s still time to create a layout and enter the challenge! Entries are due by Feb 14th at midnight EST. Here’s my take on it:

Materials:

Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden pp, PP Butterfly Garden Clear Pops (dimensional butterfly stickers)
PP Butterfly Garden Baubles
Dusty Attic chipboard timepiece
Dusty Attick chipboard title
7 Gypsies loop and hook
key from my stash
Prima flowers
Prima vine
Prima butterfly
Prima pearl and lace trim
Button and Lace from my stash
Distress Inks
Liquid Pearls
acrylic paint

Adhesives:

Helmar 2 step crackle
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

The Kim Keane’s wonderful sketch:

The gorgeous Butterfly Garden papers by Pink Paislee and Dusty Attic chipboard pieces I used on this layout are currently available in the STTG Store HERE. Simply use the left hand navigation to click which products/manufacturers you’d like to browse. For my project, I altered the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces by whitewashing them with white acrylic paint. I then applied Helmar’s 2 step crackle. Once dry, I enhanced the cracks by inking with distress ink and wiping off the excess.

Be sure to stop by the Paper Secrets forum for the 5 new challenges for February too! This month, I am hosting the Vintage Stash Challenge. All you need to do to enter is use 5 out of the 10 items listed in the challenge thread on your paper based project and upload to the PS gallery with the tag “stash2” listed in the keywords. 😀

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:

Materials:

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
pen
flowers and tickets from Paper Secrets

Adhesives:

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.

Scrapbook Challenges Layouts – First Post on the New Blog

Sorry I’m a little late posting these. Since I was working on transfering content from my previous blog to this one, I wasn’t trying to add new posts in the interim, so my next few posts are just to catch up.

Scrapbook Challenges hosted a really fun Sizzling Summer event last month. It started with the Seasons of Change Hop On that I posted about previously then continued with 15 different sketches posted through the month (one new one each day M-F, then you had the last week to catch up on any sketches you missed). Though I didn’t do them all, I did have a lot of fun playing along and finished the month long event completing 8 of the 15 additional sketches. Below are 2 very different lo’s I created using very different styles. They were the first 2 I completed for the event.

This one really challenging for me since I don’t typically doodle on my layouts and Nat’s style is very unique. I was very inspired by her sketch and example (she was even nice enought to include a tutoral on how she created hers!) and loved working beyond my comfort zone. Thanks Nat! Here’s what I came up with:

If you have any questions about what materials were used, I’d be more than happy to let you know, just contact me with any questions. The bg paper is MME Stella & Rose, the tissue paper is 7 gypsies, the frame is Webster’s Pages, the drops I used for rain are by Robin’s Nest. All adhesives were by Helmar. Here’s the sketch it was based on:

I went very CAS (clean and simple) for the next one:

Again, since I’m posting something I created weeks ago, I’m not including a full materials list, but if you have any questions, I’m easy to contact. 😀 The papers and embellies are Teresa Collins Sports Edition II, I used an Epiphany punch and epoxy circle for the baseball embellie. All adhesives were by Helmar. The 450 Quick Dry made it a breeze to attach that bit of mesh trim on the photo, btw! 😀 Here’s the sketch my layout was based on:

Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting 6 more layouts based on the Scrapbook Challenges sketches from last month. TFL!

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