Let it Snow – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Well, it’s a brand new month, so that means there’s a new challenge up at Creative Embellishments! 😀 This month, if you’d like to play along, you’ll be combining an inspiration image with a sketch. Use the image any way you’re inspired, whether it’s the colors, the snow, part of the imagery, etc. Here’s what I came up with for my example:

Let it Snow

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Snowflake Frame
CE Icicle Border
CE Let it Snow title piece
American Crafts white cardstock
Dusty Attic flowers
Webster’s Pages trims
gesso
Ranger Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing Ink
Unity Stamp Co snowflake stamps
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Lindy’s Stamp Gang starburst and flat fabio mists
Martha Stewart Cherish around the page punch

Here’s the inspiration image you’ll be using:

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The fabulous Dec sketch designed by Nicolle Kramer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thankful Fall is Here – layout for SWAT drill #20

***GIVEAWAY op at the end of this post***

It’s the 3rd Saturday of the month, so there’s a new challenge up at SWAT. Drill #20 is a sketch with the added challenge of incorporating feathers on your project. For my take on the sketch, I decided to go with a photo of my son, Matthew, when he was 4 (he’s 7 now). He had made a cute costume in preschool out of a paper bag and looked darling showing off his little Indian costume, so I snapped a couple of quick pics. 😀

I ended up rotating the sketch because I also wanted to incorporate the chipboard tree and wood 3×4 card by Creative Embellishments on this page. The leaves and feathers are also by CE…aren’t they great?!! Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to alter many of them in order to get my page uploaded in time for the deadline. I KNEW I really really wanted to use CE products on my page and they arrived just in the nick of time. 😀 Here’s what I came up with for the challenge:

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Here’s the sketch for Drill #20 (don’t forget to add feathers to your entry too!)…

drill 20 + feathers

Materials:

Creative Embellishments feather wood cuts
CE chipboard leafy tree
CE 3″ x 4″ Thankful wood card
CE mini leaves wood cuts
Webster’s Pages Family Traditions cards, paper, leaf resin and charm
WP whimsey bird and heart
Unity Stamp co stamps
Design Memory Crafts gelatos
EK Success border punch

***GIVEAWAY***

{photo to be added later in the day}

For your chance to WIN this HUGE prize pack, simply enter 1 challenge from any site I design for by 11:59 pm EST November 30, 2013 and post the link to your project in the comments on this post. 😀 Each challenge you enter will give you 1 entry for the prize. All 3 sites allow you to combine challenges, however, you CANNOT combine 2 sketches. Here are the challenges you can select from to enter this giveaway:

The Creative Embellishments November Inspiration Challenge (you must also include some sort of journaling about what you’re thankful for)…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm EST on Nov 30, 2013: CE November challenge

Sketchabilities sketch #103…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm EST November 28, 2013: Sketch #103

SWAT Drill #19 Gobble ‘Til You Wobble (must incorporate a recipe or photo of food)…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm November 28, 2013: SWAT Drill #19

SWAT Drill #20 Sketch + feathers…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm November 28, 2013: SWAT Drill #20.

***BONUS…IF you combine the CE Challenge with the Sketchabilities sketch and SWAT Drill #19 (Gobble ‘Til You Wobble), YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY WIN A SMALL RAK from me PLUS you will have 3 entries for the main prize (one for each challenge you entered)***

Gotta Let Go – layout for sketchabilities sketch #102

Sketchabilities sketch #102 is now live! Karan’s new sketches have been fantastic to work with and so much fun! They’re wonderfully inspiring no matter what your scrapping style happens to be. They work beautifully for anything from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. 😀

When I looked at the circle elements on the sketch, I immediately thought of the wonderful chipboard circle panel that Nicolle recently sent me from Creative Embellishments and a FABULOUS steampunk hot air balloon stamp (I got to test out the prototype, so keep your eyes out for rubber stamps to be a new product added to their store!). Since I recently created a layout that featured smaller photos clipped to twine using mini clothespins, I decided to replace that feature on the sketch with a washi banner and add my title to it.

The photo on this layout features my son, Matthew. One of his favorite songs at the moment is TNT by Taio Cruz (some people know the song as Dynamite), so I used some of the lyrics from the song for the title and “journaling”. Here’s what I came up with:

Gotta Let Go

Here’s a close up of the hot air balloon. I heat embossed the stamped image using Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder:

Gotta Let Go detail 2

This close up shows the circle panel that I snipped bits off of and used in a few spots on my page. I heat embossed the panel pieces to match the hot air balloon stamp:

Gotta Let Go detail 1

This close up shows some fabulous CE wood music notes. The frame is also by CE btw. 😀

Gotta Let Go detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Steampunk Hot Air Balloon stamp
CE Circle Panel
CE medium frame from the Handsome frame set
CE Music Notes Wood Cuts
Elle’s Studio papers
Webster’s Papers alpha stickers
twine from the Twinery
Washi tape
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder
Adirondack Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing ink pad
Distress Ink
Unity Stamp Co bg stamps

The fantastic sketch I got to work with:

sketch 102

TFL! If you’d like to play along w/sketch #102 at sketchabilities, CLICK HERE!

Big Bro – layout for Paper Stories June sketch

So I’ve been trying out new things again and this time the Paper Stories June Sketch (created by Pagedrafts) inspired me to create a different kind of mixed media background for this page. The 2 photos I selected have a crisp image of Christian lounging in his ride-on car while Alex, who is pulling it with a string, and everything else around him is a blur. That inspired me to create a blurry, painted background. To achieve this affect, I used a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and used the 3rd print on a sheet of textured white cardstock. Here’s what I came up with:

This is the awesome sketch I worked with to create it:

Materials:

American Crafts white cardstock
Webster’s Pages Sweet Notes paper
WP Palm Beach paper
WP Citrus Squeeze papers
Acrylic paint
Unity Stamps
Freckled Fawn wood hearts
Freckled Fawn star and arrow clips
Prima wood gears
Dusty Attic chipboard title
Tim Holtz washi tape
Darice washi tape

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

TFL! If you’d like to check out the challenges or other entries at Paper Stories, CLICK HERE.

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