Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Challenge at THE DOO!

Hi Everyone!   Sorry, I've been slacking in my blog posting, but I've had a busy last 2 months, with a Graduation Party for my son - then vacation prep, and a wonderful 2 week relaxing vacation with my family in August.  I almost started shaking, and going through "Scrap-Withdrawal" these last few weeks, and while I REALLY enjoyed the party and the vacation -I'm happy to be able to get "my scrap back on" again too!

It's the 1st of the Month - so that means it's Sketch Challenge time over at Scrap-a- Doodle Doo!
(FYI - THE DOO - is our Local Scrapbook Store - and an On-Line store too!  They have all the latest and greatest scrapbooking supplies - and lots of hard to find items too.  With THOUSANDS of items in stock - you are sure to find what you need! - Check them out - and SUPPORT our Local Scrapbook Stores!)

They chose a sketch from Pinterest again this month - there is such INSPIRATION on that website!!
(CLICK on all the photos below to see the details)

Now, for those of you that know me - you know that I'm all about layers, and mixing patterned paper.   This sketch was a challenge to me at first, with all that white space!!  After a trip to THE DOO - I found this AWESOME NEW Paper Line "SNAPSHOTS" from Bella Blvd and I just "had to have it!!"  I decided it was perfect and used it to really put my own twist on the sketch by filling that white space in!  What do you think?......

These photos are from our trip to North Topsail Beach, NC, a few weeks ago. We had a great time relaxing, and I had a blast "Snapping Pics!"  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the layered banners!!!  I'm going to have to use this idea on layouts in the future!! 

Here are some close ups for you:

These are Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters that I bought at THE DOO -years ago!  I colored them with Distress Stains, then glittered them with my new  HOT NEW "ZIG" Wink of Stella Brush with CLEAR Glitter - the added a coat of DIMENSIONAL MAGIC to make them even shinier! - By the way D*O*T*D noted on the first photo stands for "Drink Of The Day" - which is a "must have" when Chillaxin' on the beach!

I also used my ZIG Wink of Stella brush to highlight and go over some of the doodling on the Bella Blvd "Family Chaos" paper below, and above on one of the elements that I cut out of that paper, matted, then pop-dotted as an embellishment on the layout.

More Glitter swirls from the ZIG brush, I highlighted the word "together" and glittered all of the heart doodles. You can see a close up of those lovely banners -edges inked with Ranger Distress Stains!
My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste" embellishment pack
Ranger Distress Stain - Peacock Feathers
Ranger Distress Stain - Ripe Persimmon
Ranger Distress Stain - Black Soot
Bazzill Cardstock 
ZIG Wink Stella Brush -Clear
Dimensional Magic
Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters

SO - Head on over to THE DOO's BLOG POST with all the info on how YOU can play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri