Sunday, 8 October 2017

You Rock


Hey everyone. Got a layout for you based on one of The Studio Challenges' September challenges. The challenge was to take inspiration from a book cover. 






From this cover I decided to do a layout with stars and to also use some gold. I had some pictures of my nephew who won a couple of awards, so stars seemed appropriate. I used Cocoa Vanilla's 'You Rock' collection. I love their products!!! The embellishments are to die for!! I embossed the small stars and the 'You Rock' wood veneer with ultra thick gold embossing powder from WOW!  I also splattered some gold color shine around the page. The stars were fussy cut from pattern paper. The page was also inspired from one of Stuck?!Sketches' August sketches. Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Thursday, 28 September 2017

Wildflower


Hey everyone. Here's a layout based on Stuck?!Sketches September 15th sketch and Cuts2Luv's September challenge. I used Kaiser Craft's 'Wildflower' collection for this layout of my niece. This is one beautiful line!! Because the photo was vertical, I rotated the sketch. For the Cuts2Luv challenge you had to use 2 elements from the monthly moodboard and some of their products. From the moodboard I used a kid photo and doilie embellishment. Below are some close ups, the moodboard and the sketch. Make sure to check out both of these blogs as there is a TON of inspiration to be found on each. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





PEI Splash


Hey everyone. I have a layout to share, inspired by Stuck?!Sketches September 1st sketch. The photos are of my little grandson and his first beach trip. So sweet. I used Bella Blvd's 'Secrets of the Sea' boy collection. This collection was perfect !!! Below are some close ups and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Aye Aye Captain



Hey everyone.  Here's another great sketch/word challenge from Scrap Our Stash. The layout is of my nephew, out on his grandfather's boat. I received the Secrets of the Sea collection from Bella Blvd in a kit club, and wondered how I would use it. It was perfect for this layout!!! For the word challenge I used the following:

L : Lawn Fawn twine
E : ephemera
A : alphas
R : Ranger distress ink
N : navy blue


Make sure to check out the blog for lots of inspiration. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Love This Little Face


Hey everyone. Here's my take on September's tic tac toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I dug deep into my stash and found a 6x6 paper pad from Basic Grey called 'Bowties'. Because of the name, I then decided to make a little bowtie from a Sizzix die.


For the background I used Vicki Boutin's art crayons from American Crafts. I used the packaging technique to apply the color. I am also getting the hang of my Cameo, and using a cut file from JustNick, I was able to create the large, open title. For the challenge I used a diagonal row: cork, ruler and circle. The cork hearts were from American Crafts. The washi tape ruler and saying was from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and the flair button from Cuts2Luv. Below are some more close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle







Thursday, 31 August 2017

So Sweet


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Creative Scrappers' sketch #309 and the tic tac toe challenge at The Studio Challenges. This, unfortunately, will be the last challenge at Creative Scrappers, so I would like to say thanks to Kristine for all the wonderful sketches and good luck with whatever the future holds!! For this layout of my little grandson, I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio's 'You Rock' collection. What a great line for boys. The embellishments are unreal. I also used my Silhouette for the first time and cut out the title. For the tic tac toe challenge I used the vertical column in the middle as well as a diagonal row.  Below are some close ups, the sketch and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Home


Hey everyone. Here's my take on this month's sketch/word challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The photo is  of my daughter and her little family, outside their home on Mother's Day.  I used Simple Stories' 'Domestic Bliss' collection for this layout. The little ribbon flower was from Maya Road.


For the background I used Prima's Tropical watercolors. I mixed the blue and green to make this beautiful teal color. The navy was a distress ink from Ranger. For the word part of the challenge I used the following:

T : thread, Tropicals watercolor from Prima
R : ribbon flower, Ranger distress ink
A : alphas
V : vellum
E : ephemera, enamel dots
L : Lawn Fawn twine

Below are more close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out the SOS blog for lots of great inspiration!!

Michelle