Beach Memories – dt layout for Sketchabilities

For my example of sketch #100 at sketchabilities, I used the 4 Nautical themed wood cuts by Creative Embellishments and their laser cut Life Preserver chipboard piece. CE is also sponsoring this challenge and offering a $20 gc prize to one lucky winner! 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

beach memories

The compass, star and life preserver are actually navy blue, but look black in the pic. I was also inspired by the challenge at 7 Dots Studio to incorporate “memories” into the page and the challenge at scrapki-wyzwaniowo to use the colors green, yellow and blue.

Materials:

Creative Embellishments anchor, boat wheel, compass and star wood cuts
CE Life Preserver chipboard
CE flourish
7 Dots Studio 9th Wave and Wonderland paper
Drywall tape
gesso
Modeling paste
TH timpiece
TH corked vial
Jute
acrylic paint
Liquitex acrylic ink
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Inks
LSG Starburst Spray
Cardboard and tissue paper from my stash

The fabulous sketch I worked with:

sketch 100

Sketch #100’s sponsor info:

GIFTCARD-20

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around. 😀

Store – http://creativeembellishments.com/
Blog – http://creativeembellishments.com/blog
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Dreams – Layout for Flying Unicorn’s June 3-9 sketch challenge

Each month, the Flying Unicorn forum features many different challenges that are sure to appeal to scrappers of all styles and preferences. One of the challenge categories is a weekly sketch. This is my first time playing along and I must say the example by their dt and the other entries are FABULOUS. Browsing through their gallery filled with gorgeous creations is sure to inspire…and I am hoping to learn new things and expand artistically.

For my take on this week’s sketch, I used Webster’s Pages Country Estate papers. Again, I’ve rescued older papers from a future of gathering dust and never seeing the light of day. 😉 Here’s what I came up with:

The fantastic sketch Tammy created for the challenge:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Country Estate papers
Dusty Attic Baroque frame
Petaloo flowers
Kaisercraft pearls
Prima butterfly
I am Roses leaves
Fancy Pants stamps
Stazon Ink
Lindy Stamp Gang embossing powder
Pan Pastels
Helmar 2 step crackle

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar Acid Free glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar zapdots

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to check out the Flying Unicorn challenges and/or browse their amazing gallery, CLICK HERE!

August 2012 Class Kit for SKWAD – Autumn & Time to go Home

For this month’s Class Kit at SKWAD (Scrapbook Kits with a Difference) I was sent some lovely Bo Bunny Forever Fall papers to work with along with a batch of fun coordinating embellies! So, with this kit, you will receive photos as examples of 2 layouts and a bonus tag (which can easily be converted into a card), all the materials to use, and step by step instructions on how to create the pages and tag. Here’s what I came up with:

To check out all the August 2012 Class Kits created by the fabulous dt, CLICK HERE. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Limited Edition kits and NEW designer kits! 😀

Scrapbook Kits with a Difference August Challenges

The August SKWAD (Scrapbook Kits with a Difference) challenges are now live on the blog! Stop by and check out the dt’s fabulous examples and play along for your chance to win a fun scrappy prize! 😀

First up, we have the August Sketch Challenge. For my example, I went with Prima’s Meadow Lark collection. Everything used on my page is by Prima except the bit of trim from my stash (not sure who it is by). Here’s what I came up with:

This is the fantastic sketch by Annette Gearside:

The second challenge is the Inspiration Challenge. The Inspiration Challenge isn’t just about the colours – you may find yourself inspired by the image design, pictures or themes. You are also able to create an altered project, card, mini-album or art journal page for this challenge! 😀

Here’s what I came up with for the challenge (I was inspired by the colors and added white since it’s widely featured in the images. I also added scrolled chipboard pieces inspired by the chair and fence at the top of the inspiration image):

The papers and tag are Spring Jubilee by Pink Paislee, the cushies alphas are also by PP. The flowers are by Prima and the painted chippies are by Dusty Attic. I used a Martha Stewart round the page punch for the border.

Here’s the gorgeous inspiration pic for August:

To enter the SKWAD challenges, please email a photo of your completed layouts to scrapbookkitswithjules@gmail.com by midnight, August 31, 2012 Australian EST. If you’re not sure how to calculate the time difference, CLICK HERE for the current time in the correct time zone. I hope you play along!

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