Time Flies – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout of my youngest son to share. For this page, I’ve combined several of the FABULOUS CE 6×6 panels. I just love cutting bits here and there and using them as layering elements. I used paints to alter most of the chippies on my page, but left the mesh panel bare since I wanted to incorporate a variety of neutrals to offset my vibrant bg paper and the bold colors for the chevrons and frames.

I’ve also combined 2 challenges as inspiration for my layout. The sketch and title are for the Scrap and Music challenge #23 (Someone Like You) and the I added the magic and wonder theme from 7 dots studio. Hope you like what I came up with!

Time Flies

Here’s a close up of the cluster at the top w/the chippies and some washi tape:

Time Flies detail 1

Materials:

CE Circles 6×6 panel
CE Mesh panel
CE Chevron border/background
CE Rings for so Many Things
CE Time Flies frame set
CE You Rock frame set
acrylic paint
distress paint
ink
Prima stencil
The Crafter’s Workshop stencil
washi tape
mini alphas

The fabulous sketch #23 for the Scrap and Music challenge:

Sketch #23_Ana Castro

Don’t forget to check out the March challenge for your chance to win a $20 gc to the CE store!

Also, check out their facebook page for details on how you could win one of TWO $50 gc’s being given away once we reach 1500 fans/followers! TFL! 😀

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DD’s Birthday Party at Home – Kaisercraft November Sketch#2

Each Saturday, Kaisercraft features a sketch challenge on their blog and you have until the end of the month to enter your take on one or all of the sketches for your chance to win an awesome prize pack! 1st place wins one of Kaisercraft’s new collections (approx $50 value) and 2nd place wins a Kaisercraft scrap pack that includes new products (approx. $30 value). I decided to give it a try and went with sketch# 2 for November since it worked well with the photo I wanted to scrap of my daughter’s 4th birthday and I could also easily use the grungeboard alphas I was sent by Marie for this week’s feature on the Firefly Expressions blog. I was sent a sheet with the letter P. After considering the various options of what to do with the letters, I decided to use as many as I could by flipping them around. I turned 2 upside down to make D’s and flipped one over and turned it upside down as well to make the B. Here’s what I came up with for the sketch using the grungeboard alphas as well:

This is the fab Kaisercraft sketch I worked with:

Materials:

Kaisercraft Blae & Ivy pp
American Crafts white cardstock
Tim Holtz grungeboard alphas
Prima flowers
Pink Paislee alpha stickers
October Afternoon mini market alphas
Distress Ink
lace trim from my stash

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Zap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

Tools:

Martha Stewart Score Board
Martha Stewart circle cutter
Martha Stewart doily lace border punch
EK Success Scalloped Circle punch
Making Memories Large and Medium circle punches

TFL!

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

The Perfect Spot – Scrap Whispers challenge entry

For this layout, I combined a color challenge from Scrap Whispers with a sketch by Melissa on Sketches4all. The colors to use were brown and mint green. You can accent with black or white if you need to. I’m also entering this layout into Sketches in Thymes’ Open Challenge #4. You can enter any layout you have created that is based on a sketch (up to 3 entries). Here’s the great sketch Melissa posted:

And here’s what I came up with:

TFL!

Materials:

Basic Grey Urban Couture papers
BG Urban Couture diecuts
Bazzill cardstock
Core’dinations Color core cardstock
Ranger Distress Ink
Sakura Brown brush tip pen

Adhesive:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

If you’d like to participate in one of Scrap Whisper’s challenges, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to check out the challenges on Sketches4All, CLICK HERE.

If you have a project you created based on a sketch and would like to enter Sketches in Thyme’s open challenge too, CLICK HERE.

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