I’m up today with another sketch reveal for ScrapMuch?. I really loved this sketch right away, and got right to work…until I was time to embellish. It took me just as long to embellish as everything else. Here’s the sketch:
Happy Friday everyone. Thank you for joining me for another inspiration. We had a 5th birthday to attend and I chose to make a card rather than by one. I know making cards doesn’t always take ten minutes, but when cards have reached $4.99 to $8.99 I certainly try to fit making one in.
This was the first time I tried to make my own background out of stamps. I chose the tire tracks, and the yellow washi reminded me of yellow road lines. The tracks also match the distressed shutter lines in the inspiration photo at the Pink Elephant challenge.
A dump truck, some dirt and the birthday number and I was ready to go. This card actually took only about 20 minutes to make, and I was really pleased with how it came it. It was a big hit at the party too.
Until next time…Keep Scrappin’
Crafts Galore – Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge – Photo – the distressed shutter lines inspired my distressed tracks, and the single focus element inspired my single large dump truck focus
I have really been challenging myself to use my Studio Calico kits, even though they haven’t been my normal style. This was the Camelot kit from I believe June. Except for the names I ended up really loving how this came out. I loved up right up until I added my handwriting…anyone else have that problem?
Since I was outside my comfort zone I went searching all over for inspiration and man did I find it. Sketch #75 over at Let’s Capture Our Memories was my main starting point. Laura Whitaker really hit it out of the park for me on this one. I loved how simple it was and the doily…was just calling my name. I took a plain white doily and misted it with Tattered Angels spray.
I was also inspired by the Challenge Yourself blog idea of having yourself in the photo with one of the men in your life. I am rarely in our pictures so I love the idea of this blog.
I also want to enter this into Crafty Girl’s Challenge – Anything goes. I appreciate finding new places to show off my creations.
So what have you been working on? Until next time – keep scrappin!
So when I saw the Etch-A-Sketch challenge over at the Child’s Play blog my first thought was that I was out for this round. The only thing I could ever draw was a house. My mom dropped off a picture of her house a few days later for our son’s album since he asks every day to visit Grandma, and I was ready to go! I ended up doing the layout for me though as the more I looked at it I kept thinking that no matter how old I get or where I go….my parents will always feel like home.
I think it took longer to get a half decent photo of my layout than it did to complete it! The papers, stickers, and titles are from the April 2014 Studio Calico scrapbook kit Bluegrass farms. The little orange bag that is holding my journalling is from the Fancy Pants Be Different collection. The flair is by Janna Werner, and the washi is from my stash. I combined more products than I realized!
I also loved the May 15th sketch at Sketch~N~Scrap, and used that for the my design. They have such great inspiration month after month!