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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Let's Get Sketchy - June Sketch #3

June has been a busy month without much crafting time, but I did get a chance to use the Week #3 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

 
I used some 6x6 papers for this page, with a photo of my dad, my oldest grandson and my husband.  It's not very often I catch "the guys" together, so wanted to scrap this photo!
 
 
 
 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Scrap Our Stash - Book inspired challenge


Here is the image for the book-inspired challenge over at Scrap Our Stash
 
I was inspired by the title and the layout of the three people, so I used a similar title treatment and subbed three photos for the characters.
 

 
Our grandkids love to wrestle with their grandpa and always try to surprise him....but they haven't succeeded yet!  :)
 
 
 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry - watercolor card

This is another project for the first Summer of Creative Chemistry challenge over at Online Card Classes.  I stamped the leaf background stamp with four colors of distress ink, starting with Crushed Olive in the center, then moving outward using Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo.  The stamp was spritzed with water and stamped on watercolor paper, then left to dry.

 
I've had this background stamp for years, and tend to use it with Versamark ink and embossing powder as a card background, so it was fun to try something different with it.

Summer of Creative Chemistry with Tim Holtz @ Online Card Classes

Online Card Classes is hosting a Summer of Creative Chemistry. In anticipation of Tim Holtz's new Creative Chemistry III class which will begin later this summer, Tim is reviewing his Creative Chemistry I and II courses, with challenges for those who took the classes earlier or are taking them now.  I'll admit to need a refresher in the techniques from Creative Chemistry I, so was glad to join in the first challenge to revisit some of the Distress Ink techniques.

 
This is a four-color tag using Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean.  After blending the inks, I lightly sprinkled the tag with water and then dried with a heat gun to get the bleached spots.  The image was then stamped with black archival ink.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Let's Get Sketchy - May Week 5 challenge


Here is the week 5 challenge for May over at Lets Get Sketchy.  This one is a combination sketch/mood board challenge:

I was inspired by the pastel colors in the mood board, and created this layout of my one-week-old granddaughter.  


I intended to use a white doily behind the photos, but it didn't show up well against the white cardstock background, so instead I used it as a stencil with some pink mist.  Papers are from Lawn Fawn and Am. Crafts, the title is a Cricut diecut and the flowers are stamps by Wplus9. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Let's Get Sketchy - May week 4 challenge

 
Here is this week's sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

This worked perfectly for the one good photo I had of my granddaughter with our new puppy. (I took about five photos, but puppies don't stay still for photographs, LOL!)
 
 
Using up some of the last sheets and a few stickers from the Basic Grey Sunkissed collection.  The title and "love" were Cricut diecuts, and then I added some puffy stickers and wood veneer hearts.
You can check out all the May sketches at Let's Get Sketchy!

Sketch 'n Scrap Anniversary celebration



Sketch 'n Scrap is celebrating their 4th anniversary by bringing back some of their favorite past sketches for anniversary challenges.   This is their Flashback Friday challenge #3:


Here's my layout from the sketch:





My almost-two-year-old grandson really loves books, especially any of the "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly/bat/basket, etc.".  Those books get read to him over and over!