Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Guest Designer - Take Two

Welcome!  I'm back to share my second card as a Guest Designer for Sketch N Scrap!  (Squeal!) There is a fun new sketch challenge that you will have to go and see as soon as you are finished here.  First let me show you my card:

I've been having fun lately with paint and stencils so I decided to design some paper to use on my card.  I wanted to make something bright and happy so I chose lemon yellow and turquoise acrylic paint from Dina Wakley Media.  This paint is luscious and the colors are gorgeous!

First I grabbed a piece of Ranger Distress Watercolor paper from my stash and covered it in a thin coat of gesso using my palette knife. This is an important step for this technique so don't skip this part.

After it dried, I squeezed out a dime size drop of each color of paint and then scrapped it randomly onto the card again using my palette knife.

While the paint was still wet I laid a stencil on top.  I grabbed a baby wipe and wiped off the paint from the holes in the stencil leaving a reverse stencil pattern.

Next after the paint dried I got another stencil and my Dylusions White Linen ink spray.  I laid the stencil on the painted paper and spritzed on the ink spray.  Then I let it all dry.  I would suggest letting it air dry to avoid paper warping.  It dries pretty quickly if you use thin coats of paint like I did.

I die cut three shapes from some white paper and used pop dots to adhere the die cut white paper over a strip of the paper that I made allowing the painted paper to show through the holes.  I also used a bit of my painted paper to make some banner shapes to add to the card front too.

Finally, I stamped out my sentiment using stamps from my new stamp set from My Favorite Things - Simply Fabulous Saying.  I like how it all came together!

I hope you get a chance to play with paint soon too!  It is a ton of fun to get your fingers dirty!! lol

Now you need to pop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out the fun sketch!  Leave a little love and if you get a chance - join in the challenge too!!

Until next time...happy scrapping!!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Guest Designer

Hello everyone!  I'm so happy to tell you that I am the guest card designer for August at Sketch N Scrap!!  I love taking part in their challenges and was so thrilled that they chose me as their guest designer for August!  I would love it if you would go over and leave some love!  And see the fab new sketch challenge that just went up.

Without further ado here is my first card for the month:

What do you think?  I love that little owl!  He is just so stinking cute!  I fussy cut him out and adhered him with pop dots to give the card more dimension.

Do you ever find awesome scrappy goodies at garage sales or thrift stores like I do?  There was an estate sale in my neighborhood last weekend and I got an extremely large (think gallon zip lock) bag of sequins for $1!!!  Of course I had to get a few on this card!  lol. So my owl has sequins for eyes.  You can never have too much sparkle right!?

I hope you have a chance to join in on the challenge at Sketch N Scrap!  Thanks for stopping by and looking today.  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Lots to Share

Happy Monday!

I have a few things to show you today.  First is a layout that I made for my Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Sketches4all.  

One of the boxes on the tic tac toe board is "sketch" and I picked this awesome Pagemaps sketch:

Here is my layout.  I used the "Tic" vertical row of Sketch, Wood and Paint/Mist.

I made a layout for the #81 sketch challenge at My Scraps and More Sketches.  Here is the fun sketch:

I struggled a bit with this layout.  The sketch is great but I started off using the wrong papers and just couldn't get them to work.  Finally I took away the papers I had and started over and this is what I came up with finally:

And finally here is a watercolor card I made for my June Watercolor Card challenge at Sketches4all .  

There are a bunch of new challenges posted at Sketches4all.  If you want some fun inspiration you should go check them out!!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Happy Saturday!

Yeah!!  It is the weekend!!  I am SOOOOO ready for school to be out for the year!  My kids have 3 more days and the end can not come soon enough for me! ha  (Wow! Every sentence has an exclamation point after it!! hehehe)

Yesterday my oldest son went on his first "real" date.  He took a beautiful girl to the 8th grade Formal Dance at his school.  It was so sweet and he was so happy and excited.  They had a blast too.  Look how cute their were:

My mom is flying in today from Oklahoma.  I'm excited to have her here visiting.

I have a layout to show you today that I made yesterday while Rochelle and I were scrapping together.  It is actually a layout with photos of my mom and my aunt on it being silly and trying on funny hats.  So that seems appropriate! ha  I made it using an awesome Make it Monday #16 challenge at Memory Nest.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout:

I also was entering it in a color challenge at Color Me Scrappy but I am a day too late!  Darn!  I do this all the time! ha  Oh well....

Rochelle said I should have taken a before and an after photo because I actually really messed it up by adding paint circles to it and then hated them and needed to figure out how to creatively cover them up.  But I didn't so you only get to see the final results after I "fixed" things.

I love the title "Say it Loud,! We're cute and we're proud!"  I'm not sure how well it shows up in the photo.  I think I did pretty well covering up all those paint circles though. ha

That's all for today.  I have to get ready for my Momma!

Thanks for stopping and looking today.  Have an awesome weekend!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!  Of course, I keep thinking it is Monday.  The result of the holiday weekend I am sure.  But then I will be happily surprised when it is Friday on "Thursday"!  LOL

I had a fun scrap "date" with Rochelle today at her house and I mostly finished two layouts.  When I got home I finished up one of them.  I am going to go ahead and share it with you because the challenge ends today!  EEK! ha

I am entering this in the sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches. Here is the fab sketch:

I am also entering it in the Scrap & Play Challenge #2 - Word Challenge.  The word is Flowers.  I used:

F - Flower
L - Leaf
O - Overlay (trimmed overlay to make photo corners)
W - Wood and Washi
E - Enamel Dots
R - Rhinestone
S - Stripes and Stickers and Staples

I actually had to change my original background because I had a painting mishap and got black paint smeared all over it.  And then I couldn't find another piece of cream card stock in my stash. (How is that possible?!?! ha)  I switched it to green and I think I like it better!! lol

Thanks for stopping and looking!  I hope you had a nice weekend and have a great week!!  Until next time...happy scrapping.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

I have a few  cards to share.  They are cards that I made and gave out and then promptly forgot to post.  lol

Here is a watercolor card that I made and gave to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.  I was inspired to make it by the Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers class.  I entered it in my friend Cheryl's Flower challenge this month at Sketches4all

I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper and then painted them with watercolor paints.  I think it turned out okay.  My mother-in-law liked it.  I'm also entering it on the Love to Scrap Challenge blog for their Anything Goes challenge.

The second card is one I made and my daughter gave to her friend for his birthday.  I used scraps leftover on my scrap desk from a layout I made.  I think it turned out cute. I'm entering this in the Anything Goes challenge at My Pink Elephant.

And here is another that I mailed and can't remember for the life of me who I mailed it to.  I'm having a brain fart. lol  I'm entering this in the Amuse Studio Anything Goes Challenge.


That's all for today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Until next time...happy scrapping!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Not Sure

Hello and welcome!  I made a layout yesterday for a sketch challenge at Stuck On You Sketches.  It is a great sketch but I'm not totally sure I am loving my layout.  What do you think?  Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

I like the distressed background paper that I inked but I think my complaint about this layout is that it doesn't seem to go with the papers and fussy cut embellies I used.

The photo is from winter time and is very similar to another photo I scrapped in January.  Yes, this is one of those times where I grabbed a photo I had already scrapped, (do you do that?) realized it and then luckily had one a bit different to change it to.  I actually just glued it down directly on top of the other photo.

My daughter is having her end of year Dance program at school tonight.  She is in 3 of the dances.  Hip Hop, Tap and the finale.  So, I will hopefully have some new photos to scrap of her and will share them with you soon.  I know she is going to rock it tonight!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Until next time...happy scrapping!