Friday, March 24, 2017

Bloom Paint Layout

I joined the Follow the Leader Challenge at the Paper Issues crop. The idea is to follow the directions and make a layout the same as the leader. I love how this turned out!
Supplies
Bella Blvd - She Blooms
White cardstock
American Crafts paper clip
Date stamp
Black ink
Fine tip black Sharpie pen
Pink embroidery thread
Flags from the stash
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - hot pink, blue, butter
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Soccer and Dance Layouts

I've got two layouts today. The Paper Issues crop has so many challenges, I've been trying to do one layout a night but I've had to wait for decent lighting before posting. Even then my lighting isn't great but I want to get these entered.
The first one is my highland dance layout for the Pocket Full of Posies Challenge. My daughter is loving it. This pic is from her first day and the tests are from part way through the year. I stitched a pocket into the paper so I could tuck 2 more test papers in behind the top one. I fussy cut the butterflies and found some very old alpha stickers.
Supplies
Crate Paper - Bloom
Crate Paper - Gather
Sassafras alphas - Lollipop

My second layout is for the Be A Sport Challenge. I really wanted to get our professional photos scrapped so this was a good excuse. I pulled out my sport folder and found this paper that probably came in a box of garage sale items. The colours matched so I figured why not? I used my Silhouette to cut the title. Sorry for the blurred faces and names.
Supplies
Close To My Heart
Bo Bunny - Dark Denim Dot Paper
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette store Jersey font
Fine tip black Sharpie pen

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Kiss Kiss Layout

Another layout for the Paper Issues Crop. This one is for the Spring Cleaning Challenge - use up your old stash. I have sooo much of the Bloom collection and never really had time to use it that I've been kind of addicted to it lately. The paper kind of warped a bit when I glued the lace on so this is the best shot I could get.
Supplies
Crate Paper - Bloom
Leftover lace from my childhood bedroom curtains!
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Squishy Hug Layout

There is a huge crop happening over at Paper Issues today in their Facebook group. I made this layout as part of their Cut The Crop Challenge. The goal is to use one of the free Paper Issues cut files. I used their heart background file.
I'm also going to link up this layout to the Anything Goes challenge at Clique Kits where they encourage you to use a cut file.
Supplies
Crate Paper - Bloom
Black cardstock
White Cardstock
Pink Paislee - Moonstruck Thickers
Paper Issues cut file on a Cameo
Font from the Silhouette Store
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fun Times Tenting Layout

I made a layout today without really having any plan, just to complete the Roll The Dice Challenge at Paper Issues. The challenge is to use two pictures and 3 different washi tapes. I'm terrible at using washi tapes so I thought this would be a good reason to give it a try and actually use the tape I own.
Supplies
Simple Stories - Posh
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Simple Stories - Carpe Diem number stickers
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Hooray Layout

This is one of those layouts where I'm not too sure if I love it or hate it. So I must fall somewhere in the middle. I love the concept but I feel my execution wasn't all there. But that's ok because I want to take more risks. However, if anyone knows how to make brushstrokes that aren't so spikey (like the ones on the background paper) feel free to comment. I couldn't figure it out.
I used this sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.
I began by cropping my photos and realized they were pretty big once I cut the circles. But I didn't want to lose anything in the photos so giant circles it was! They didn't pop off the background so I added the black. I decided to paint them to go with the painting theme but they aren't as streaky as I would like. The pictures are so fun, I'm just glad I finally got to put them on paper.
I made sure to include pieces for the Take 5 Challenge at Paper Issues. I used twine, stickers, 2 or more photos, chipboard and circles.
I'm also playing along at Clique Kits in the Anything Goes challenge. I used my Cameo to cut out the big pieces of this layout
Supplies
Crate Paper - Gather
Crate Paper - Bloom
Amy Tan - You & Me Thickers
White cardstock
Tim Holtz distress tool
Black paint
Clear gesso
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Green twine
Silhouette Cameo to cut circles
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

You're Rad Layout - S.I.T.

After a bit of a break, I am back at Sketches In Thyme. There are four sketches a month to work with so if you like sketches, it is the place to check out! I chose this picture of my daughter and I on our summer vacation in a photo booth at the hotel. It was such a wonderful trip and we both actually look half decent in this picture.
Here is the sketch #268 by Bev Code. The prize this month is from Creative Embellishments.
I wanted to open my Crate Paper Heart Day collection so it only made sense to make the big circle a heart. I used my Silhouette to cut three different hearts and layered them. Then I tore the border of the black paper. I thought the pink paper looked too plain so I punched a border. Then I spent a ridiculous amount of time deciding if my flags were going to be straight or angled and their colours.
Supplies
Crate Paper - Heart Day
Fiskars Punch
Silhouette Cameo
Black Core'dinations Cardstock

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