Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Smile


Hey everyone. Here's a layout of my daughter's grade primary orientation. The page is based on 3 different challenges. The sketch was Stuck?!Sketches September 1st sketch. At The Studio Challenges blog there was a challenge to use a frame or frames. At Scrap Our Stash there was a book inspired stash challenge. I was inspired by the colors as well as the theme of the book cover. You also had to use book or dictionary paper. There was writing on some of the flowers I fussy cut. Hope that counts. There was also very faint writing on the coral and turquoise pattern paper. The pattern paper, stickers and diecuts used were all from Pink Paislee's 'Cedar Lane' collection. I absolutely love this line. It's one of my all time favs!!! Below are some close ups as well as the different challenges. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Hello Spring


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Creative Scrappers sketch #298. The pattern paper, stickers and buttons were all from Bobunny's 'Secret Garden' collection. Gotta love Bobunny!!!! The little bird was fussy cut from pattern paper. I tried a new technique on the background. I stamped distress ink on a piece of plastic packaging, sprayed alittle water and stamped the ink to the background. It worked rather well and I will be trying it again. Below is the sketch and some close ups. Make sure to check out the CS blog. There is a ton of inspiration to be found!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle






Sunday, 28 August 2016

Shadow


Hey everyone. Here's a layout based on Creative Scrappers sketch #297 and Creative Embellishments August challenge. The photo is of Shadow, the first foal born at our farm. The pattern paper and letter stickers used were from Photo Plays' 'Fresh Picked' collection. The flowers were made using Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies. The chipboard flourish and wood veneer heart were from CE. I embossed the flourish. The little burlap flowers were handcut and rolled. For CE's challenge, the field in the background of the photo reminded me of the field at our farm. The twist was to use something circular so I used a doilie from Bobunny, half pearls and added some splatters. Below are some close ups, the sketch and photo challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




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Go Jays


Hey everyone. Here's a layout I created for Stuck?!Sketches August 1st challenge and Scrap Our Stash's August book inspired stash challenge. The pattern paper, flair button, puffy stickers and small tag were all from Fancy Pants' 'Attwell' collection. The decorative paper clip was from Freckled Fawn. I was inspired to do a travel layout by the map on the book cover. The large hand reminded me of the foam fingers you sometimes see at sporting events, so I created a layout of when my daughter and her boyfriend travelled to Toronto to see her first Jays' game. You also had to use a decorative paper clip as part of the challenge. Below are some close ups, the stash challenge and sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





August Book Inspired Stash Challenge

Live Everyday


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Stuck?!Sketches August 15th challenge. I must say that I really love how this turned out. The pattern paper was from Carta Bella's beautiful 'Old World Travel' line. The flowers and clock embellishments were made using Heartfelt Creations products.


For the background I tried something alittle different. To make the large watercolor areas, I stamped an ink pad on a stamp block, spritzed it with water and then stamped the block on the layout. The lattice panel was from Creative Embellishments. The label and word stamp were from Stampers Anonymous.



Alot of my photos seem to be vertical lately, so I rotated the sketch. Be sure to check out Stuck?!Sketches blog. There is alot of beautiful inspiration to be found. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle

Friday, 29 July 2016

Peggy's Cove


Hey everyone. Here is a layout based on Stuck?!Sketches July 15th sketch and Creative Embellishments July challenge. I was inspired by the colors in the CE photo. The twist was to use stars. I also rotated the sketch. The pattern paper, flair button, stickers and topper were all from Fancy Pants' 'Nautical' collection. The wood veneer stars were from Studio Calico. Some splatters, stitching and buttons completed the page. Below are some close ups, the sketch and photo inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




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Thursday, 28 July 2016

New Specs


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Creative Scrappers Sketch 296 and Scrap Our Stash's July book inspired stash challenge. The pattern paper, corrugated paper, diecuts, puffy stickers and flair button were all from Fancy Pants' 'Millie & June' collection. For the stash challenge I was inspired by the colors on the book cover. You also had to use 5 different pattern papers and at least one round embellishment. Below are some close ups, the stash challenge and sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle