Monday, January 30, 2012

Magical Challenge ~ Creative Scrappers# 192

SEE  - I told you Scrapbook Challenges were addicting!!  ( well at least for me!)

OKAY - here is the Sketch I used for inspiration  ( 'cause we all need a little from time to time! LOL!)

So - I took this in a little different direction....
I hope you like it as much as I do!  I am so happy with how it came out!

Instead of Stars - I went with Hearts <3 !  I used more of the paper and embellies from My Mind's Eye, Stella and Rose collection, some Bazzill, and these ADORABLE fabric THICKERS from Amy Tangerine!!  In keeping with the stitching detail on the letters - I decided I needed to do a little hand stitching on this layout too!  Of course I had to add some BEADS from ArtC's Natural Bead collection!

I just LOVE all the colors in this collection!  You can get a good look at the distressing on all the edges - I again used Ranger Distress Stain in Rusty Hinge - you can really see it here on the photo - COOL huh!?  Oh - and this is a good close up of the hand stitching too.  See the little flap I folded over and did a Zig-Zag stitch on?! FUN!!  The tag you see is sprayed with Tattered Angel's GLIMMER MIST in Golden Terracotta and Sunflower - I used a PRIMA Swirl mask to get that cool look!

Here is another close up of the stitching and beading, and the cool canvas letters! Oh - I used Ranger Distress Stain in Barn Door Red to give the color and dimension to the red hearts too!

Here is an angle shot -to show you the dimension.  I added the center photo with HELMAR ZapDots - LOVE THEM!!!

So   - THANKS for stopping by - I hope you liked my take on this sketch challenge, and that I've inspired you to CREATE SOMETHING!!  ( get out your needle and thread and "have at it!" LOL!!)

(( HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Creative Scrappers Sketch # 190 ~ Princess!

Here is a layout I made following Creative Scrappers Sketch # 190

Have you ever tried following a sketch?  They are really fun!  I LOVE to try to follow along - and add my own spin on the suggested concept.  

If you've never tried it - go for it - Creative Scrappers is a fun site to go play on!

WARNING !   Sketches can be addicting - and in my opinion - that is NOT a bad thing!

Okay  - so first - here is the sketch:

and now here is my take on this design -

This is a layout featuring one of my favorite photos of my 50th Birthday trip to one of my favorite places Walt Disney World.  I am so blessed to have such a WONDERFUL Husband ( of almost 30 years!) and YES, he does make me feel like a Princess!

I used papers and lots of embellishments from My Mind's Eye - Stella and Rose Collection.  The base is Marble "Joy" Crocheted Paper and the others are from Gertie "Friends Forever."
I love how the colors pick up all the colors in the photo!!!

Here are a few close ups of all the details:

I just LOVE to play with The Dusty Attic Chipboard elements!  This one is their Baroque Frame
Oh - what didn't I do to it!  First a coat of Claudine Hellmuth paint in Altered Orange, then some Ranger Distress Stain in Rusty Hinge, then some Ranger Distress Embossing Powder in Broken China, then a little Adirondack Gold Paint dauber - I just LOVE how you can build the dimension and texture on DA's Chipboard! 

I added the word KISS from Tim Holtz's Word Sticks that I colored with Ranger Alcohol Inks.  The word PRINCESS is a "DOO DAD" from my FAVORITE Local Scrapbook Store Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!  I covered it with Ranger Distress Stickles in Vintage Photo. There are also some Prima Sculpture Resin Flowers scattered here and there!
I used Cosmo Cricket's Tiny Type letters - fun stuff! Another NEW "LOVE TO DO" of mine is to INK all my edges with RANGER Distress Stain - I don't know what I did before this cool stuff came out  ( THANKS TIM HOLTZ!!)  It makes edge distressing soooo easy!! I used RUSTY HINGE everywhere!  LOOK - I ever ran it along the edge of my photo!!!  I LOVE THIS STUFF!! 

I took a photo at this angle so you could see all the lovely dimension!
Well, THANKS for looking - I hope it inspires you to GO CREATE something!!!

Let me know what you think - a little BLOG LOVE goes a long way!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri