Monday, October 29, 2012

Creative Scrappers Sketch #229

As soon as I spotted this sketch, I knew I wanted to use some spray ink. 

 I have had this pattern paper for a while.  Unfortunately, I don't remember who makes it.  Pink Paislee or Fancy Pants Maybe????

I started by cutting out a doily shape from the CTMH Artiste cartridge.  Then mixed up a little Cotton Candy shimmer spray using the Create - A - Shade Pearl paint and re-inker.  Love having 40 shades of shimmer spray at my fingertips without needing to buy bottles of each color.  

After spraying the background paper, there just wasn't enough contrast for my liking, so I outlined the details and sponged a little Cashmere ink on to add a little color contrast.  

I also felt the title banner needed a little texture, so I pulled out a SU embossing folder that reminded me of the plaid pattern paper.  

We couldn't have blank square openings, so quickly stamped some accents to fill them in.  

This was a great sketch to work with.  Love the movement across the page from corner to corner. 

You can find the Creative Scrappers sketch site HERE

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Missed the deadline :(

oops! Looking through my stash of layouts to post, I realized I missed the deadline on this one for the Basic Grey sketch challenge.  Due 10/14, cough, cough.......  Wow! I wasn't even close :)

I pulled out some Dotty For You papers from a few months ago.  The background cardstock was sanded, inked, and stamped to add a little texture. Of course I had to add some faux stitching and pen work.

Products used (all ctmh unless otherwise noted)
Ink: Topiary, Sweet Leaf
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Black, White Daisy
Pattern Paper: Dotty For You
Stamp Sets: Artiste bundle set, Little reminder (retired)
Artiste CTMH cricut cartridge
Other: Black Sharpie, CTMH stitching ruler, Sandpaper, cardboard for distressing texture
Alphabet stickers : Prima

We have the first band concert of the year tonight and off to get a sports PE for Emily today.  Cheerleading is starting soon.  This is a first for her, unless you count the one football season when she was 5.  I think this is the only sport she has yet to try, always up for something new, that girl!

Tyler has a girlfriend...... EEEEK!!!  She was over Saturday and Sunday for the better part of the day.  We nearly made her leave when she was rooting for Michigan State during the Michigan / State game Saturday.  By the end of the game, I was actually rooting for State with her.  She and Tyler had a haircut bet riding on the game.  If State won, she was going to give him a haircut.  But, Michigan prevailed with 18 seconds left.

Happy Crafting :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Oh My......

I am so sorry for the long lapse in blog postings.  So much has been going on in our lives, something had to go for a while.  Between the CTMH convention, football, the new school year, a new dog, and many other events we have been busy, busy, busy! 

The good news is I do have plenty of pages to share with you over the next few days.  Yee Haw!

This one was inspired by the October sketch over on the once upon a sketch blog. You know me always up for a challenge!

A lot of layering and dimension went into this one.  There is a pullout under the picture to hide some personal journaling.  The picture is of my mom before I came along during a rough time in her life.  I thought the title was very fitting.

Products used: All Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants
Cardstock: Sorbet, Gypsy, Colonial White
Stamps: Potential (retired SOTM), A Typeset, Classmate Alpha
Embellishments: Canvas Badge buttons, Flutter paper Shapes, Black & Grey Sparkles
Ink: Saddle, Sorbet, Champagne, Smokey Plum
CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Houndstooth Alpha
Other: Black Sharpie, Vintage lace, Floss

Thank you for stopping by, off to mop the floor.  Fun :(