Son, Spread Your Wings – dt layout for Sketchabilities

Sketch #106 at Sketchabilities is now live! For my example for the challenge, I decided to go with a neutral background and pops of blue, rusty orange and metallics to compliment my photo of my oldest son, Taten.

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to replace the circular elements and flourishes with Creative Embellishments gears and that fabulous steampunk clock and gear cluster I’ve been saving for the perfect page. Here’s what I came up with:

Spread Your Wings

Karan’s fantastic sketch #106:

sketch 106

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Steampunk Clock and Gear cluster
CE 1 1/2″ gears
CE 1″ gears
CE Mini 3/4″ gears
Son title piece from the CE Family Words set
CE Grunge Stars bg stamp
Kraft cardstock
October Afternoon pp
Webster’s Pages trims
India Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glaze
Freckled Fawn cork frame

TFL!

You Light Up My World – layout for Creative Embellishments

Wow! I cannot believe it’s November already! October just flew by and the kids had a blast trick-or-treating. 😀 Anyway, a new month means a new challenge at Creative Embellishments and this month, Nicolle has selected a gorgeous inspiration photo with a theme of gratitude or thankfulness. Use the image any way it inspires you, just be sure to include a sentiment, journaling, title etc that reflects this month’s theme in honor of Thanksgiving. The challenge is open to everyone, everywhere and you can choose to create a card, tag, layout, canvas, mini-album, altered piece…anything your heart desires. 😀

For my take on the challenge, I created a layout of my kids in their costumes from last year. They were getting ready to go trick-or-treating in their grandmother’s neighborhood and got tired of posing for pics. Christian was getting distracted and kept watching other people, cars going, by…anything BUT the camera. lol Alex decided to take a breather by resting his weary arms on M&M’s heads. Nice huh? Anyway, I liked how these pics showed their camaraderie and silliness so I chose these pics to show what I’m thankful for. I adore how much they love one another and they, along with Larry, truly are the light in my life.

I combined my dt challenge with the current sketch and title prompt (lyrics from What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction) at Scrap and Music. Here’s what I came up with:

You Light up my World

Here’s a close up of the cluster at the top of my page. I altered the leaves using acrylic paint and used chalk ink to bring out the intricate design on the heart piece:

You Light Up My World detail 1

This close up shows the other 2 clusters towards the bottom of my page:

You Light Up My World detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Hearts Wood Cuts
CE Autumn Leaves Wood Cuts
CE chipboard Pumpkin Border
Webster’s Pages Family Traditions papers
Elle’s Studio cut out
Pink Paislee cushies alphas
Prima mask and chalk ink
Modeling paste
acrylic paint

The CE November challenge inspiration photo:

nov ce challenge

Scrap and Music sketch (use along w/lyrics from What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction for your title):

Sketch #13_Janice

Be sure to check out the Creative Embellishments Halloween sale! All Halloween themed items are 20% off storewide NOW through Sunday, November 3rd at midnight eastern. TFL!

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.

Last Chance! Only 1 Class Kit Remaining!

These are the 2 pages I created for the September Class Kit at SKWAD (Scrapbook Kits with a Difference). For September, Julianne sent me some lovely Webster’s Pages Girl Land papers and stickers to work with, along with some flowers, buttons, twine, a pin, a crown chippie and a doily. All class kits come with everything you need to create the pages shown (except basic materials like scissors, pens, ink and glitter glue) and step by step instructions on how to recreate the examples. I’m very late getting this posted, so if you’d like the class kit shown below, please hurry! There’s only 1 left! CLICK HERE to go to the listing at SKWAD.

TFL!

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