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.

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Playtime – Layout for Let’s Capture These Sketches #121

This week at Let’s Capture These Sketches, we got to work with a fabulous sketch #121 by Darlene. I’d been itching to break into the Sunday Picnic papers and embellies by Webster’s Pages that I just got recently, so of course I used them for my dt example for the sketch. 😀 Here’s my take on the sketch:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Sunday Picnic pp
WP Sunday Picnic Perfect accents
WP Sunday Picnic trim
WP Sunday Picnic Fabric Ticket
WP Sunday Picnic Petite Princess Petal
WP Sunday Picnic Dazzle Me gems
Distress Ink
black acrylic paint
black pen

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix adhesive runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Zap Dots

Darlene’s fab sketch #121:

TFL!

The Sky is the Limit – Layout for Sketchabilities Sketch #65

When I saw sketch #65 at Sketchabilities, I immediately knew I wanted to use the new Sunday Picnic collection by Webster’s Pages for it. I also knew I wanted to use the gorgeous Rainbow Sky page for a layout with photos of Christian on a swing set that I took last fall, so everything fell into place pretty easily. 😀 I hand stitched using embroidery floss to make the rainbow stand out more. I then used a doily as a mask for the larger circle element from the sketch and created a mask using waxed paper so the mist would not obscure the gorgeous rainbow. 😀 Here’s what I came up with for the sketch:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Sunday Picnic pp
WP Sunday Picnic fabric tickets
WP Sunday Picnic Perfect Accents
WP Sunday Picnic Dazzle Me Gems
WP Rose and Pearl Sparklers
WP Medallion Sparklers
WP Designer Threads
Little Yellow Bicycle doilies
Maya Road mist
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

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

Tools:

Martha Stewart Punches

The fabulous sketch #65:

TFL!