Choose Happy – No Photo layout for Sketchy Thursdays

This month on the Paper Secrets forum, I am hosting the color challenge. Now that Christmas has just passed and it’s New Years (and Winter here in the US), I have shimmery metallics in my head. Gold goes so well with traditional or vintagy Christmas colors and silver goes so well with blues, whites, and Wintery papers.

My January challenge for you is to scrap a page, card or altered project using GOLD OR SILVER on it! You don’t need to use both. Just Gold Or Silver on your paper based project and upload to the PS gallery by Jan 31, 2012.

For my example for the challenge, I used the current Sketchy Thursdays sketch for inspiration. With my goals for 2012 in mind, I went with a no-photo layout and used Melody Ross pp’s and chipboard pieces. I also adapted this layout to the canvas on my previous post.

Here’s what I came up with for the Sketchy Thursdays challenge:

Here’s the wonderful ST 12.29 sketch I used:

To play along with the Sketchy Thursdays challenge, CLICK HERE.

To play along with the Paper Secrets color challenge I’m hosting, CLICK HERE.

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.