Friday, March 17, 2017

Bath


It's time for another reveal at My Creative Sketches, and here is my DT layout for this month, inspired by this lovely sketch below by Liz Chidester.


I chose to do another layout using photos from my daughter's school literature trip to the United Kingdom last June. These were taken in the city of Bath, and I just love the shot of the colourful suspended umbrellas, and of course of the girls' happy faces.


I used a mix of papers from Webster's Pages and K and Company for the layout, and used corrugated cardboards for the little squares behind the photos, applying gesso to them and then spraying them with glimmer mists to match the colours reflected in the flowers and the papers. I then also inked the edges of the corrugated cardboards, photos and papers with distress ink in Dusty Concord.



Here are a couple of close-ups.



Now hop on over the MCS blog for more inspiration, check out the amazing prize that's been put together for this month's lucky winner, and come join in the fun! Thank you for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Webster's Pages - A Sweet Life Collection - Home Sweet Home; K and Company - Brenda Walton Sweet Talk Specialty Paper Pad, Cut N Paste Designer Paper Pad
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Bravo (Lilac), Charlotte, Audrey, Florella
Lace Trim - Prima Marketing - Say It In Crystals - Ribbon Borders (Sweet Fairy)
Metal Embellishment - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Quote Bands
Twine - Vivi Gade - Natural Hemp
Alphas - American Crafts - Thickers - Platforms Chipboard Letter Stickers (Black)
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Dusty Concord
Mists - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Iridescent Gold, Purple Pansy, Dazzling Diamonds
Gesso - Liquitex
Corrugated Cardboard
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, E K Tools 3D-Dots Foam Dot Squares

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sweet 16


Another month and another reveal at My Creative Sketches, and here is this month's lovely sketch.


For my layout, I used papers from Prima's Tea-Thyme Collection. The photo is of my younger DD who recently celebrated her sweet 16th. She's been an avid reader since she was tiny, and I felt this photo captures the essence of my little bookworm so perfectly! Not so little anymore at 16, but still a bookworm nonetheless!


I inked and water-distressed the papers for definition and texture, and then added floral and metal embellishments to the layout. I also added bits of twine, cheesecloth, and a paper doily for additional textures.



Here are some close-ups.




Now hop on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and also check out the amazing prize that's been put together for this month's lucky winner!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Prima Marketing - Tea-Thyme Collection - Charmante, Cypress Rose
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Hello Pastel Collection, Audrey Collection, Boxed Flowers (Gold Kiss), Florella
Metal Embellishments - Prima Marketing - Vintage Trinkets (Life Time Collection, Sweet), Metal Trinkets (Timeless Memories Collection - Reflection); Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection (Word Bands)
Alphas - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection (Alpha Parts - Signmaker)
Twine - Vivi Gade - Natural Hemp
Paper Doily
Cheesecloth
Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink (Iced Spruce)
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, E K Tools 3D-Dots Foam Dot Squares

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Spring Joy


Happy New Year! How time flies! It's time for another reveal at My Creative Sketches, the first for this year, and here is this month's sketch.


I used papers from BoBunny's Serenity collection for my layout, to complement the photo of my two girls, which was taken during last Chinese New Year.


I inked and distressed the papers, and embellished the layout with flowers and vines from Prima.



Here's a close-up of one of the flower clusters.


Now, head on over to the MCS blog to join in the fun! Check out the other DTs' layouts, as well as the awesome prize that's been put together for this month's winner, and get scrapping! Thanks so much for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - BoBunny Press - Serenity Collection - Serenity, Serenity Blossoms, Serenity Tomoko
Flowers, Leaves and Vines - Prima Marketing - Boxed Flowers (Gold Kiss), Debutante Collection (Lucca), Flutter Vines (Scarlet), Florella Collection
Alphas - American Crafts - Thickers - Iguana Varnish Letter Stickers
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, E K Tools 3D-Dots Foam Dot Squares

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Joy


It's the last reveal for 2016 at My Creative Sketches, and I decided to do a Christmas layout of course for this month of December! The sketch is this lovely one below.


I used papers from Basic Grey's Jovial collection, and embellished my layout with flowers, wood embellishments, layered stickers, cheesecloth and corrugated cardboard, all to give the layout lots of texture.


I also used 3D foam dots to add depth to the layout, and handcut the flowers from the patterned papers to add to the little floral clusters.



Here are some close-ups.



I sprayed the butterflies and white leaves with some glimmer mist for a tinge of colour and shimmer, and also added stickles to the butterflies for some glitter.




Now, hop on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and also check out the awesome prize that's been put together for this month's winner! Looking forward to seeing all your lovely entries!

Thanks for dropping by, and have a Merry Christmas! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey - Jovial Collection - Snowball Fight, Shopkeeper, Flannel Pajamas, Winter Garden, Naughty, Tartan Plaid
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Boxed Flowers - Gold Kiss
Mists - Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Iridescent Gold, Gold, Precious Metal, Mel's Diner
Glitter - Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles - Old Paper
Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Wood Embellishments - KaiserCraft - Wooden Flourishes - Iron Gate; Dusty Attic - Monarch Butterflies; Petaloo - Color Me Crazy Chipboard - Butterflies (Various)
Title Stickers - Carta Bella - Layered Stickers - Christmas Delivery
Others - Corrugated Cardboard; Cheesecloth
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, E K Tools 3D-Dots Foam Dot Squares

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas 2016


I made a few super-quick Christmas cards yesterday, using layered stickers from BoBunny and Carta Bella. Here's a look at the individual cards.




Materials used:
Cardstocks - Bazzill Basics
Stickers - BoBunny Press - Tis The Season Layered Chipboard; Carta Bella - Christmas Delivery Layered Stickers
Paper Doily
Adhesive - Kokuyo Dotliner

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Always Beautiful


This month's sketch at My Creative Sketches is by Kristine Davidson for Creative Scrappers.


I love the grid design of the sketch, and decided to tear out little "windows" for the photos.


I used patterned papers from Graphic 45 and the cardstock is from Core'dinations, as I thought it lent itself nicely to being torn, with its dual colour tones. The "windows" are then embellished with flowers and vines from Prima Marketing. 



Here are some close-ups.




So, hop on over to the MCS blog for more great inspiration, and check out the lovely prize that has been put together for this month's winner!

Thanks so much for dropping by, and I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful entries! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Graphic 45 - Communique Collection (Shutter Speed), Fashionista Collection (Le Fleur)
Cardstocks - Core'dinations; Bazzill Basics - French Vanilla
Flowers and Vine - Prima Marketing - Millicent Collection (En Francais), Gallery Roses (Marcel, Rousseau, Delphina), Frost Collection (Danse Roses)
Alphas - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Alpha Parts - Signmaker
Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Monday, October 31, 2016

More Canvas Projects

I recently created two more canvas pieces for two dear friends who celebrated their birthdays in October.

I embellished the canvases with flowers, laces, buttons, and wood and metal findings, and then sprayed them over with various shades of glimmer mists.

Erine







Tina









Thank you so much for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Canvases - Phoenix Stretched Canvas (0.75in, 6x6in)
Laces - Minton Ribbons
Paper Napkins
Alphas - American Crafts - Thickers - Rootbeer Float Adhesive Foam Letters, Typo Chipboard Letter Stickers (Black); Paper Market - Alpha-Bites - Cookie Oreo Chipboard Stickers
Flowers - Prima Marketing - Bella Notte Collection (Hickory, Pinehurst), Vivian Collection (Eliza) 
Metal Embellishments - Prima Marketing - Junkyard Findings Vintage Trinkets - Typo Bulbs 1, Rusty Typo Zippers; Bo Bunny Press - Et Cetera Trinkets; Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Game Spinners; Solid Oak - Steampunk - Gears; from stash
Butterflies - Prima Marketing - Natural Bark Shapes Wood Embellishments
Wood Embellishments - Kars - Wood Ornament Box
Buttons - Bo Bunny Press - Et Cetera Buttons; Momoyo Craft; from stash
Mediums - Liquitex - Gesso, Flexible Modeling Paste; Martha Stewart Crafts - Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint - Beetle Black; Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist (various colours)
Stencil - Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collection - Tiles
Adhesive - Beacon's 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue