Thursday, November 29, 2012

Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - November Sketch

Good Morning Crafters,
Today I have a quick post to show you a layout I just finished of my son when he was a baby. What a little angel. This bassinet was used by my older sister for her son and Mitchell was borrowing it while we were at Grandma's house. I found the sketch on this fun scrap challenge blog called 'Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge'. Here is their great sketch for November. You should drop by and join in!

I used a lot of Prima paper and flowers for this layout - so pretty.
I used a simple white dollie to frame the photo and dabbed on peach, aqua, and pink and then added white liquid pearl. I layered the dollie with eyelet lace and a sprinkling of clear glass beads - some I glued to the photo.

I made the background with this beautiful music stamp, using versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I then distressed the area with a teal/green colour ink.

These little white birds I made by tracing the birds from the patterned paper onto cardboard. I then added a thick layer of gesso and set in various white beads and white button. I loved how they turned out!
This pink flower I made using pink lace and pink velvet ribbon glued onto a circle of cardstock.

This page was tons of work but was really fun to complete. I hope you enjoy taking a look at all the details.
Happy crafting!

Monday, November 19, 2012

OUAS - November 'Read it Again Grandpa!'

Good Day Scrapbookers,
Tonight I have a fun layout of my son and his grandpa, my dad. Grandpa George has the most beautiful, peaceful bass voice, and Mitchell just loved to hear a story read by him. This book "Trains" is a book he read to his own son, my brother.

I used the sketch from Novembers Once Upon a Sketch Blog (I flipped it horizontally) as a jumping off point. The theme was 'Anything Goes!' They have the most amazing design team and I always go their to drool over the pages submitted to their site.  I am going to enter this into there monthly challenge!
I used some fun BasicGrey 'Out of Print' paper with lots of fussy cutting. The colours are beautiful and I wanted them to really show up against the black background.
To really highlight the photo I used some white acrylic paint on the patterned paper. Then I used crosshatch brush stroke with a almost dry brush to extend the white onto the black paper.
I mimicked some of the funky edges of the cutouts on the perimeter of the black background. I attached the patterned pieces in all different layers using lots of pop dots.

The train travelling along some of the pieces was done with a train edge punch. I edged the black paper with a white pencil and the white background with some book and train themed stamps and a black marker.

Have a great evening! Hope to hear from you.