Hi, folks! I'm back with another layout for Scrap Our Stash! This time it's a layout inspired by a sketch challenge. I chose two photos from my friend Caitlin's visit back in October. Her visit was a great reason to celebrate and celebrate we did. Portland is a city obsessed with brunch. So while we waited two and a half hours (which is admitedly ridiculous) for one of the best brunches in town, we enjoyed some tasty bloody marys. The next day we headed north to Hood River for some wine tasting.
Play along with us at SOS for a chance to win a $20 gift card from the January sponsor 17turtles. I love the cut files designed by Juliana Michaels and used the Swirl and Twirl cut file for this layout. I actually cut out two from floral paper and sandwiched them between paper layers.
This layout features a lot of distressed paper layers, most of which come from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection. The mason jar comes from the same collection, which I fussy cut and used for journaling. I used red and black ink to color the "hi" wood veneer. I outlined the glitter thickers with ink in the same colors and sewed them to the page. Then, I added some embellishments from my stash before finishing with sequins.
Today Scrap Our Stash (SOS) introduced me on their blog and revealed my first layout as part of their design team! I wanted to scrap this photo of my cousin's daughter Isabella. She may be the most chill baby I've ever met and she's one sweet kiddo. During our last visit she was just starting to walk, giving kisses, and stared at me ever so intently.
For this January challenge I created a layout with items from my stash representing letters in the word TWINE. In addition to ever type of star in my stash, I added the following:
T = Theresa Collins rub-on
W = Wood veneer stars
I = Ink
N = Nursery Rhyme (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
E = Ephemera from Heidi Swapp
I started by cutting out the nursery rhyme with my Cameo on this great constellation paper from Dear Lizzy. I'd seen this negative cut idea used several places recently and I was looking forward to trying it myself. I imagine I'll play with this style more, as I really like the look. I added watercolor behind the lettering using an assortment of inks and then I outlined the words in pen. I layered a bunch of stars cut from Heidi Swapp's September Skies papers. Then, I added an assortment of embellishments. Here's the closeups...
Play along with us at SOS for a chance to win a $20 gift card from the January sponsor 17turtles. I love the cut files designed by Juliana Michaels and will be using them for my next SOS layout. Thanks for visiting and I'll be back to share that layout later this month!
Here's the latest Creative Scrappers layout! This is a baby Bruno photo, likely taken about 8 years ago. How is that even possible? She's always been a ball of energy, but she's suddenly started to show her age, tiring out quickly when we play ball and going to bed early every night. She's my first dog, raised from a puppy, and I want her to stay my baby forever. Getting a dog was truly one of the best decisions I've ever made. We have two now and I have to stop myself from getting a pack of them.
This layout was inspired by Creative Scrappers Sketch 284. I used my new silhouette cameo and the circles within circles cut file from this month's sponsor, 17turtles. To win a $20 gift certification to the 17turtles Etsy Shop all you have to do is create a layout using Sketch 283 and/or 284 and enter them on the Creative Scrappers blog. The deadline to submit your layout is December 31st.
I've wanted to use the Heidi Swapp September Skies collection and I chose this photo, because Bruno's harness matches the background paper perfectly. Truth be told, I have a love/hate relationship with this layout. It did not come together easily or quickly. I added gesso, modeling paste circles, and watercolor to the background, but decided it was too bright. I almost scrapped the background all together, but kept trying to salvage it. I added more gesso to tone it down. Still, it was bugging me. I kept playing around with embellishments before finally adding layers upon layers of flower die cuts in one area. I decided to continue collaging flowers along the edges. It's grown on me, but I still waver between thinking it's too busy and really enjoying the overall effect.
Look at that adorable dog embellishment! It's perfect for a layout with one of my french bulldogs. So cute!