It Takes a Real Man to be a Dad – Creative Embellishments May challenge

For the Creative Embellishments May Challenge, there’s an inspiration photo to combine with a sketch created by Nicolle. Like several others, I was inspired by the flowers in the inspo image, so I incorporated flowers on what at first appears to be quite a masculine page. I also loved the visual texture of the mountains, so I selected papers that mimicked them to me (the blue papers). From the sketch I carried over the circle elements from the background and incorporated the splatters, circular rope frame and matted my photo with a panel (the steampunk gear panel). I replaced the element on the lower right with elements from the baby, baby, baby wood veneer set. For this layout, I decided to leave my pieces bare to go with the earthy feel of the background. Here’s how my example turned out:

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Here’s a close up of the layering in the upper left:

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The layering on the bottom right of the photo:

detail 2

The adorable wood veneers:

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TFL!

DT layout for Paper Secrets and Sketch Inspiration

Paper Secrets is sponsoring this week’s challenge at Sketch Inspiration and we were asked to create examples for sketch #316 which runs from April 15th – April 21st. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

October Afternoon Sasparilla paper
OA Sasparilla buttons
OA Sasparilla flyers
OA Sasparilla stickers
acrylic paint

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Here’s the fabulous SI sketch #316:

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Hangin’ With Dad – Layout for Creative Scrappers Sketch#154

Now that I’ve moved onto Christian’s photos and Father’s Day is getting ever closer, I figured I’d scrap one for Larry. He prefers that flowers in general stay on layouts that feature Madison (though he does think that some of my handmade flowers are okay for boy pages) and he rarely likes doilies on “boy” pages. He does like when I use ink, paint and scruff things up a bit, so I kept things simple and went with a little paint, a little tearing, a touch of inking and a bit of distressing. For this layout, I went with the Creative Scrappers sketch#154 posted on May 1, 2011. I stuck very close to the sketch on this one and kept it clean the way Larry prefers. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Bo Bunny Midnight Frost 12×12 cardstock papers
BB Timepiece 12×12 papers
American Craft white cardstock
BB Timepiece dimensional sticker
BB diecut alpha stickers
Folk Art white acrylic paint
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Here’s the fabulous Creative Scrappers sketch I was working with:

TFL!