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






Thursday, 9 June 2016

So Radical


Hey everyone. Here's a layout based on Stuck?!Sketches June 1st sketch and the June book inspired stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The photo is of my daughter and her best bud Tommy. What inspired me from the book cover was the green splat and little boy. You also had to use pops of yellow so I added some yellow buttons for the pops of color. The 'So Rad' collection from Simple Stories matched the photo perfectly. 



The splats were made using distress satin.


The rosette was made using a die from Sizzix. The sketch and challenge are below. Make sure to check out the blogs for lots of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle



Sunday, 29 May 2016

Happy Little Moments


Hey everyone. Here's a layout based on Scrap Our Stash's May sketch plus 3 challenge. The photos are of my daughter holding the first duckling hatched at her new home. To say she was excited is an understatement!! The items I used for the challenge were metal (paper clip), nestabilities (circle), naples yellow and olive (leaves in pattern paper). The pattern paper, chipboard frames, wood veneer, stickers and decorative clip were from Simple Stories' 'Life in Color' collection. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle






Documented


Hey everyone. Here's a layout I created for the May 6th sketch at ScrapMuch? The picture is of my daughter taking a "nice picture" for me....... and she thought I wouldn't scrap it. Jokes on her!!! The pattern paper, buttons and word sticker was from Bobunny's 'Beautiful Dreamer' collection. I didn't follow the sketch closely. The parts that inspired me were the large hexagon and the triangular arrangement  of heart embellishments. For the flowers, I first stamped them on cardstock and painted them with several layers of distress ink. I stamped the ink on my craft mat and sprayed it with water. The flowers were dried between each layer of ink. This creates a nice water color effect on the flowers. Below are some close ups and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle



Do What You Love


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Stuck?!Sketches May 1st challenge and the May color challenge over at ScrapMuch?, a new blog for me. The pattern paper, tag, puffy stickers and flair button are all from the 'Attwell' collection from Fancy Pants. I do love Fancy Pants!!!! The rosette was made using a die from Sizzix. The multi-colored piece of pattern paper was perfect, as it contained 5 of the colors in the challenge (navy blue, powder puff pink, almost red, robin's egg and sunny yellow). For the background, I sprayed some water on the paper before splattering the ink, creating more of a water color effect. Below are some close ups, the sketch and the colors for the color challenge. Make sure to take a look at the blogs.  Lots of inspiration to be found. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle






Come Fly With Me


Hey everyone. Here's a layout I created for Stuck?!Sketches May 15th challenge. The pictures are of my daughter and I on Mother's Day. The pattern paper and chipboard buttons are from Bobunny's 'Beautiful Dreamer' collection. The flowers were made using Heartfelt Creations' stamps and dies. The chipboard circles behind the photos, was an older peice from Pink Paislee's Luxe collection. I used beads from Craft Medley for the centers of my flowers and I also scattered them randomly around the page. Below is the sketch and some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle