The Christmas Tree – dt layout for Sketchabilities

Sketch #105 at Sketchabilities is now live! Be sure to stop by and check out the dt’s amazing examples! For my take on the sketch, I used some fabulous laser cut chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments and older papers from Echo Park and embellies from Webster’s Pages. Here’s what I came up with:

The Christmas Tree

Here’s Karan’s fabulous sketch we got to work with:

sketch 105

Materials:

American Craft cardstock
Creative Embellishments Ornate Frame
CE Christmas Bulbs
CE Chipboard Snowflakes
CE Funky Alphabet
CE Merry Christmas title piece
Webster’s Pages bloomers, clips, sparklers, charm, sequin dots and trims
Echo Park A Boy’s Life papers
Acrylic ink
Gesso
Ranger paint
Acrylic paint

I also entered my page in the Flying Unicorn Use Your Stash challenge.

TFL!

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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.

Can’t I get just 1 smile? Scrapbook layout

Christian is nearly a year old and I have hundreds of photos of my little guy. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them look just like these. For months, if he saw the camera, he would just stare at me like I had 2 heads, look really confused, or pissed! Now that he’s 11 months old and walking, he runs towards me and tries to grab the camera, so I get blurry action shots or images of his face up close and waaaay too personal. lol

For this layout, I combined 2 challenges. I used sketch#2 for the SYAO contest on Paper Secrets (due May 28th) and combined it with challenge#3 on Sketches4All, which requires 5+ patterned papers, 5+ alphas and exactly 5 buttons (due May 21st). Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers
American crafts cardstock
MME chipboard
Maya Road chipboard swirls (I took a piece apart to create a question mark)
PP Butterfly Garden Clear Pops stickers
PP Butterfly Garden Baubles buttons
white shirt buttons
Webster’s Pages Silhouette
WP Vintage Inspired Netting (original)
WP Storytellers Alphas
October Afternoon Mini Market stickers
Tattered Angels Shimmer mist
Distress Ink
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Stazon ink
Fiskars Baby Clear Stamps

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zapdots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

TFL!

Entry for Cardabilities Sketch#22

This card was created using Webster’s Pages Hollywood Vogue and Garden Gala Papers, a Lullaby Lane Fabric Fancy, Butterflies cut out from journaling cards, Kaiser pearls, Distress inks and iridescent medium (on the butterflies).

To view the sketch or create your own entry, CLICK HERE.

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