Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another Sketch

Just completed another sketch challenge for Brenda's group over at Sketches for All.

Here is her original challenge sketch:

I really liked the simple lines and ability to focus in on a single photo, however, when looking through my page kits (kits of paper/photos/embellies I want on a page), I found photos that just seemed to fit better than my thought of a single, larger photograph. I am not sure why the photo looks as it does - however, you can see the whole sketch over at Sketches 4 All.

Below are my results:

The papers are from DCWV Rock Star Stack, the music note stickers are very, very old - I cannot remember when I purchased them, but they are me & my Big ideas stickers, the flocking is from a rub-on flocking kit by We Are Memory Keepers and the letters were all cut from the Alphalious Cricut Cartidge (top ones are Short Stack, lower ones are standard). Brads are from Around the Block and another I can't remember and the flower, I think, is Heidi Grace. Best part - everything came from my stash and the layout was a blast to pull together.

For those who know me, you know that the back piece of paper has a rather large hole in the center - that is what I used to cut my letters out for the titles. Black scrap served for other accents - same with photo mat - it is a scrap from a My Mind's Eye Laundry Line swap I recently completed. Love using stash products. Everything was pretty much "leftovers."

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Found some Thyme

Time to surf that is and came across this fun blog called Sketches in thyme. They have a challenge going right now, using this sketch:

The wonderful sketch above was designed by a very talented woman, named Monma, and you can find her blog and absolutely beautiful work at her Blog .

Anyway - my results are a bit different, definitely more masculine, but I am pleased.

I used Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers line, Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge, AC Cardstock, and other stash items (like the Cabela's lure spinner thing, assorted scraps and journal note card, which, when lifted, reveals journaling underneath).

All in all - a really fun project. Hardest part for me, once I chose a picture, how to adhere everything so I can put the final copy of the photo down. This one didn't come out right, so I have ordered a replacement.

"old" Advertisment inspiration?

Yep - paging through an old Stamping Arts and Crafts magazine - it suddenly hit when I saw this part of an add from All Night Media, Inc..

While I didn't want to use stamps - I thought about dry embossing, core-dinations and how that may look. I finished the standard dry-embossed one, looking for the right core dinations papers now.

Below are my first set of results (as well as the ad).

I created the above as a card front, but then found a picture of kids "scouting" out new bugs. It goes well, so this "card" may be converted/used as a photo mat. My older pictures are all 3x5, so it will fit perfect.