Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Scrap Our Stash April Tic Tac Toe Challenge



Hey everyone. Time for another Scrap Our Stash reveal. This is for the April Tic Tac Toe Challenge. The photo is a selfie my niece took last summer. Beautiful!!! The lilies were made from Heartfelt Creations' stamps and dies. The pattern paper was also from Heartfelt.



The chipboard hearts, lattice and title were from Creative Embellishments. For the lattice and title, I first colored them with black distress ink. Once dry I painted on some clear Wink of Stella for a very cool look.


For the challenge, I used the vertical column on the left: border punch, stitching and the color yellow. Make sure to have a look at the SOS blog if you are in need of some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle

April Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

All Bundled Up


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Stuck?!Sketches March 15th sketch. I used Carta Bella's 'Warm & Cozy' pattern paper. For the background I stamped some circles using distress ink and a styrofoam cup. I then splattered some distress stain around. Finally I applied some modeling paste with a Tim Holtz snowflake stencil. Turned out rather well.


The cute little wood veneer snowflakes were from Studio Calico and the buttons were from my stash. Lots of stitching to finish things off.  Have a look at the SS blog as there is always a lot of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle



Tuesday, 28 March 2017

You & Me


Hey everyone. Here's a layout I created for Creative Scrappers' March sketch #304. I used pattern paper and stickers from Simple Stories' 'Love & Adore' collection. The flowers were fussy cut from pattern paper. I embossed half of the little wood veneer heart from Maya Road. The sequins were from Studio Calico and Teresa Collins. Below are some close ups and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Sunday, 26 March 2017

Scrap Our Stash March Sketch/Word Challenge


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Scrap Our Stash's March sketch/word challenge. This is a photo of one of my daughter's dogs. She is such a happy little soul. The pattern paper and stickers were from Carta Bella's 'Flora' collection. Such a pretty line.  I stayed pretty true to the sketch and for the word challenge I used the following:
C: Carta Bella
H: hemp, hearts
A: alpha stickers
R: Recollections (card stock)
M: mixed media (gesso, inks and sprays used on the background)

Below are some close ups and the sketch. Make sure to check out SOS's blog for lots of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle








Sunday, 12 March 2017

Dream Big


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Stuck?!Sketches March 1st sketch. The pattern papers, diecuts, stickers and chipboard buttons all came from Bobunny's 'Beautiful Dreamer' collection.  For the background I applied gesso first and then added the watercolors. I used bundled sage distress ink as the green for the background. It is a very light green and is difficult to see in the picture..... but it is there. Below are some close ups and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Michelle



Scrap Our Stash March Tic Tac Toe Challenge


Hey everyone. Time for another Tic Tac Toe reveal for Scrap Our Stash. The photo is of my daughter and her boyfriend, Graeme, just before they headed out to their neighbors' Christmas gathering. The pattern paper, diecuts and stickers were from PhotoPlay's 'Holiday Cheer' collection. The flair button was from My Minds Eye. The snowflakes were cut using one of Spellbinders' 'Create A Flake' sets and the doilie was cut using one of Tim Holtz's dies from Sizzix.


For the background, I applied gesso first and then the watercolors using the packaging tachnique. Gold color shine was splattered at the very end. For the tic tac toe challenge, I used the vertical row in the middle: striped paper, gold and flair. The sketch was from Creative Scrappers' 'Creating With Sketches Volume 4'.


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to have a look at the SOS blog for a ton of inspiration!!!

Michelle


March Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Scrap Our Stash February Sketch/Word Challenge


Hey everyone. Here's my take on this month's sketch challenge at Scrap Our Stash. Instead of the two large triangles, I decided to cut small ones from the checkered pattern paper and attach them around my page. For the word twist I used the following:
C: Crate Paper, colorshine
U: uniball pen, upcycle (The two little pieces of washi tape I used came from a kit where they had been used to keep a small envelope closed)
P: polariod frames
I: ink
D: diecut

For the background I applied some gesso with my finger and then using the packaging technique, I applied the ink. Splatters with the ink and colorshine followed. The birds and frames were fussy cut from pattern paper. Below is the challenge and some close ups. Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle


February Sketch Challenge





Sunday, 12 February 2017

Scrap Our Stash February Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge


Hey everyone. I got another reveal for Scrap Our Stash. This is for their February tic tac toe stash challenge. I decided to use the vertical row in the middle: polka dot paper, hearts and glitter. For the polka dot paper, I used Bobunny double dot paper for the scallop border and as mats for the word stickers. It's a little hard to see. As for the glitter, I couldn't resist covering all the snowflakes in distress glitter. So fun!! The wood veneer snowflakes and hearts were from Studio Calico. The pattern paper and stickers were from Kaiser Craft's 'Frosted' collection. I also applied some modelling paste with a stencil as well as some watercolor and splatters. Below is the challenge as well as some close ups. Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle 


February Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge




Thursday, 26 January 2017

Scrap Our Stash January Sketch Challenge - 'GOALS'


Hey everyone. For my first sketch with a twist challenge I decide to scrap a photo of my daughter and her aunt, taken this past summer. I used papers and embellishments from the gorgeous Posh collection by Simple Stories. I added some gesso to the background before applying the water colors. The hearts, flowers, camera and word LOVE were fussy cut from journaling cards and pattern paper.  The twist is to use items from your stash that begin with each letter in the word GOALS.  I used the following items from my stash: G - gesso, gold, O - overlay, A - arrow, ampersand, L - letter stickers, LOVE, S - staples, stitching, Simple Stories, splatters. I really love these word challenges as they make me look through my stash, and pick items I normally would not use. Make sure to check out Scrap Our Stash's blog as there is always a ton of inspiration to be found. Below are some close ups and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle







Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Hello Little One


Hey everyone. Here's a layout based on Creative Scrappers' January sketch and Clique Kits' January challenge. I'm so excited to become a grandma!! Can't wait for May to arrive!!! Think of the pictures!!  The products used for this layout came mostly from Clique Kits' December 'Wonderland' kit. The challenge at Clique Kits was to use ink/medium on your layout. For this page I first applied gesso to the background and then ink, using a packaging technique, and finally some splatters. Below are some close ups as well as the sketch. Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle