Thursday, May 7, 2015

Challenge YOUrself #18 May Sketch Challenge!

Hi Everyone!   Here is this month's challenge for you, from over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog.
This month we are offering you a Sketch Challenge,
and a FUN one at that!
Please be sure to include YOU in one of the photo's too!

You can find FULL Details, Prize Info, and lots of LOVELY INSPIRATION from other members of this very Talented Design Team - Click on the LINK below!  We really hope you will play along with us this month!

Use this sketch and create a layout with YOU in it :)

and here is my Inspiration Layout for you:

I used 3 photos from our 2007 Disney Magic Cruise in the Mediterranean.   This was our day in Palermo, Sicily.  
We spent it on Mandello Beach, and had a "Magical" time!  
It was just beautiful!

Above is a close up of the lower right corner and my journaling.

Here you can see some real seashells mixed in with some seashell brads, dewdrops and the new Jillibean Soup Wooden "Sprinkles." You can also see the gold rub on "stitching" that I've had forever, and I thought was going to be brown, but when I lifted up the paper - Surprise! It was actually gold - and I think it looks super!
I LOVE the Heidi Swapp title stickers and I think the strips of pattern papers works so well with this sketch - I even added a layer of Washi Tape too!

Speaking of Washi Tape - I sometimes like to add it right on my photos. I did so on the center photo to hide an unwanted bikini clad swimmer that was in the background!  I don't know her, and she doesn't need to be in my layout! It is very versatile stuff! LOL!

Here is a close up of the chipboard circle from Dusty Attic.  I inked it with Ranger Distress Stain - Peacock Feathers, then sprinkled what I thought was CLEAR embossing powder on it -here and there.  MUCH to my surprise - it was actually WHITE!! - ANOTHER happy little accident! Again, I got lucky, as I think it turned out perfectly! I also smudged some bright blue Stickles here and there to make it sparkle and added that little starfish too!

One more close up for you!

Items used: ( I really raided my stash!!)
Close to My Heart Footloose Collection
Bo Bunny Double Dot - Limeade"
Dusty Attic Chipboard Circle
Jolies Sand Theme Stickers ( Castle) *the little flags were red, and I replaced them with green!
Heidi Swapp Title Stickers
Washi Tape
DCWV Rub On Stitching -Curly Q "Gold"
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Hearts
Jillibean Soup "Sprinkles"
Seashell Brads
Distress Stains - Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers
White Embossing Powder
Blue Stickles
Powder Puff Chalk - Mango Mai Tai

Thanks for sticking around to the end of this somewhat long post.  I loved how this layout came out, and wanted to share all the details with YOU!  Please be sure to play along with us over at The Challenge YOUrself Blog - we'd LOVE to see what YOU create!

~((HUGS)) Sherri