Monday, November 21, 2016

Stick It Down- November Double Sketch

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend! I am here today to share my calendar layout using this month's double page sketch from Stick It Down:

Now, if I'm being honest, this sketch was a huge challenge, I almost didn't use it. Then I started brainstorming ideas of how to get lots of photos on the page. First, I was going to do a couple of photo collages, but then I noticed the grid on the top half of the layout and decided to create a photo grid!

In order to have even spaces between my photos, I had to add pieces of patterned paper into my rows. I also used some strips across the bottom. All of the papers are from Shimelle's  Christmas Magic collection. I splattered some Gold Color Shine across the bottom of the page. I had lots of journaling, so I used a fine tipped marker to make journaling lines. I started writing my journaling and realized I didn't have enough room, so I made another column next to it. I finished of the layout with some canvas embellishments that I water colored with gelatos, a few rub ons, a brad and some October Afternoon badges.

Thanks for stopping by and check out what the rest of the design team did with the sketch here.
Patterned Paper- American Crafts
Washi Tape- My Mind's Eye
Badges, brad, enamel dots- October Afternoon
Ink- Heidi Swapp
Pens- Marvi, Sakura
Rubons- Daisy D's
Canvas pieces- Prima
Gelatos- Faber Castell

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Stick It Down November Card Sketch

Hello! I am back today to share my card using the current card sketch at Stick it Down.

For my card, I stamped and heat embossed some leaf outlines. I then splattered and sprayed some inks on the card. The leaves resisted the ink, leaving a subtle pattern on the background. I used my Cricut to cut the sentiment. To add some interest, I covered the word "With" with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold powder. To bring in more of the dark brown, I mounted the inked piece to a dark brown piece of cardstock and then to the front of the card.
 Check out the blog to see what the other designers did with the sketch!

November Calendar Page- Stick It Down

I am waaaaaaay behind on this one, but here is my calendar layout for November. I used the October 2-page sketch from Stick it Down:

After I printed my photos, I noticed a lot of yellow in them, so I pulled a bunch of yellow and blue papers. After attaching the papers and photos, I went to work on embellishing. I painted on some gesso where I wanted to put the title to make it stand out. I used my cricut to cut the diamonds, scrolls, flowers and pumpkin. I crumpled the flowers and then inked them with a blending tool and splattered them with gold ink before putting a brad through the center. I layered word stickers over washi tape and added the diamonds from the center of my die cuts to bring attention to them and bring the brown to other parts of the page.

Cardstock- My Mind's Eye
Patterned Paper- October Afternoon
Stickers- October Afternoon, Prima, Fiskars
Pens- Gel Writer, Micron
Rub on- Pink Paislee
Glitter Glue- Ranger
Gesso- Liquitex
Metal Flower- Momenta
Tape- My Mind's Eye
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Cartridge- Holiday Cakes, Stretch Your Imagination, Cindy Loo
Ink- Ranger, Tattered Angels
Brads- Echo Park

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Mojo Monday- Birthday Card

Hello all! I have another card to share today based on the Mojo Monday sketch from this past week:

I put this card together pretty quickly using coodinating paper and a sticker. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. I finished of the card by adding some homemade enamel dots on some of the polka dots. I also added some Liquid Pearls to the lights on the fire truck. 

Card Sketch- Scrapping Everyday Miracles

Hello! I have another card to share today, this time using the current card sketch at Scrapping Everyday Miracles:

I used the "Edge to Edge" cartridge and my Cricut to make the background of this card. After the background was cut, I backed some of the flowers with pink cardstock. I also cut the elephant and number 1 using my Cricut. I added a googly eye to the elephant for some fun. The "1" was heat embossed with sparkle embossing powder to balance the sparkle of the tape.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

October and Early November Cards

Hello! I am here to share the cards I have made over the past month, but haven't had time to blog about! Several of them were inspired by challenges and sketches, but I don't remember which ones anymore.

First up is a birthday card I made for my daughter's birthday. I put this together pretty quickly. I used my Cricut to cut the letters, a little gesso and a pen to make them stand out on the background and fussy cut some donuts to form the 8. I added some stickles to the donuts for some sparkle.

Next is a card that I made two copies of for two anniversaries. I started with the silver foil card base. I cut the circles and the heart. To add some interest to the heart, I used a mask, blending tool and Distress Ink. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a scrap to finish off the card.

I made this card for a friend's son's baptism. I cut the cross with my Cricut from watercolor paper. I used water color pencils and a brush to paint the blue on. I added some ink splatters to the background for interest.

I made this birthday card for my brother-in-law. I stamped the balloons on the background and then attached the patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment and drew on the stitches. I added some enamel dots for some dimension.

For my final card, I stamped and heat embossed the background. I layered on a couple of patterned papers. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and finished the card off with a ribbon.