Hey Scrappy Friends! Welcome to my last layout for the month of June. This layout was inspired by the June 15th sketch over at Stuck? Sketches. Laura always has inspiring sketches and I’m so glad she shares them with us.
For this layout I used the May Willow kit from Felicity Jane. The colors were perfect for my photo. Hubby and I were at Tybee Island in this photo and I was about five months pregnant with our son Michael.
I will have a process video on my channel next month about how I created this. I’m honestly not 100% sure I love it, but anything more I tried to add just was too much. The triangles are Liquitex Modeling Paste that I colored with some Studio Calico color theory (05) paint mixed with some Heidi Swapp Mustard Color Shine. I mixed the two to create a shade that matched my die cut title and the paper I backed my photo with.
The stamping is done with stamps from Felicity Jane’s June kit summer and Stazon-On Jet Black Ink. I like using the Staz-On because I don’t have to worry if my surface is mat like my paper or coated like my tags.
Okay – well…I better run. Little lady wants her lunch. Thanks for joining me today and until next time. Keep scrapping!
So if you were to come to our home on any given Sunday you’d see me heartily routing for the Miami Dolphins and hubby trying to find the Steelers on a channel we get. This year the two teams happens to play each other in the Wild Card game in Pittsburgh, which is about five hours from us.
We asked my sister and brother-in-law to watch the kiddos for us that Sunday so we could watch the game in piece. The readily agreed, but we got a call a few hours later and they said…why don’t we watch them all day and you guys can go the game!
So…I’ve had this photo of us at the game since then waiting for the perfect sketch or challenge. That came this week in the form of a sketch from Clique Kits and a challenge from Challenge Yourself. For Challenge Yourself I needed to use negative space, which I think I did well in the upper left and lower right.
For my title I used a combination of thickers (my favorite Amy Tan ones) and wood veneer. I painted the wood veneer with an acrylic paint I received in a Studio Calico kit YEARS ago. This did remind me why I don’t buy wood veneer alphabets anymore though…only one E in the whole thing!
For the embellishments I printed a series of logos using the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo. I then inked the edges to make them stand out just a bit as the white edge was just seemed to get lost even though the background was black.
I added some matching sequins and some Steelers ribbon I’ve had in my stash for ages, and called it complete. I felt like adding anything more would have been just to much. Thanks so much for checking my layout out, and you never know…if you stay tuned you may see the same photo done for the dolphins side!
I’m up today with another Scrapbook Challenges layout, but it includes several firsts. It’s Julia’s blog debut first and foremost. She was only about two hours old in these photos! They are my Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother-In-Law and our son meeting her.
The second first is that this is my first scraptastic layout. When I saw their Drops of Jupiter kit in March and then Eloise in April I knew I had to sign up. Everything on the layout, except for the pink background and the wood veneer hearts came from the kit. I love how it all worked together.
Come back next week for a layout showcasing Julia’s newborn photo shoot pictures. I LOVE how it came out.
I’m up today with another layout for Scrapbook Challenges. Today I am using a sketch, but as always putting my spin on it. I dug through my old Studio Calico kits and put bits and pieces from several older kits (all from 2014) together.
I am determined to get a bunch of those papers used this year. In fact, I’d like to get enough of them used to consider all my SC items used up. This was my first kit club, and honestly the one I regret signing up for.
So I’m back today with a stash busting layout inspired by sketch 472 from Scrapbook Challenges. There is a little bit of everything on this layout. The background paper is from my February my Creative Scrapbook Kit. The paper under the photo is from Simple Stories. The washi, wood veneer and stars are from Freckled Fawn. The fiber and OX symbol are from Studio Calico.
The grey dot is modeling paste mixed with grey paint and put through a swiss dot stencil. The wood veneer also was plain when I started. I smeared some pink Gelato on them and then moved it around with an aqua brush. I then dried with my heat tool, and added a second layer to intensify the color and have it offer a contrast from the pink in the washi.
This is a totally different, and girly, layout for me, but I’m very pleased with how it came out. I’d love your comments!