Sunday, September 30, 2012

Southern Belle

Hi there! Hope everyone's having a wonderful Sunday. Today I'm sharing a layout that I've done for the 3 Rs challenge over at Colorful Creations. The challenge being to create a layout or project using 3 items that start with the letter R. This is what I came up with...

On this layout I brought out some old stash- Webster Pages "Your Life. Beautiful" collection and Graphic 45 "Domestic Goddess" Collection. I have been hoarding them forever. For my items starting with R, I used red pps, roses, ric rac, red butterflies, resin, and red ink. Ok, I admit I may have gone a little overboard, but I had fun. And here's some close-ups...


Thank so much for taking a peek! I truly appreciate  your time and comments!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Slow down

Good afternoon! Hope you are able to enjoy the lovely sunshine today. The weekend's almost here- Yay! I thought I'd share a new layout that I did for the challenge #75 at Sketchablities. The fabulous sketch was designed by Karan Gerber. Here is the sketch...

And this is what I created...

The layout features Prima "Rondelle" collection. I distressed and inked all the layers. On the background I used a diamond mask and modeling paste, as well as pink and white paint splatters for some texture and interest. The photo is of my daughter and I titled it "Slow down" because she's trying to grow up way too fast. I have a few close-ups to share...

The beautiful pins I used are from Angelica's etsy shop. Here's her link:

You can see some of the paint splatters. I cut out all the diamonds, distressed and inked them, then adhered them with pop dots for more dimension.


Thanks so much for coming by to take a peek! Your comments and support are appreciated. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Mr. Wonderful

Hello there! This will be a quick little post. I wanted to share a layout the I've done for the Creative Scrappers challenge #225. The fun sketch was designed by Jenny Evans. And this is the sketch:
And this is my take:
I used my  September's Scraps of Darkness kit for this layout. I applied gesso to the corrugated board and allowed to dry. Then I applied black ink. I distressed all my layers and inked the edges. On the background I used a Tim Holtz mask and Tattered Angels "Slate", then splattered white acrylic paint. I also used a Crafter's Workshop "tile" mask with modeling paste. Here are a few close ups...

The metal gears are Tim Holtz. The gray gears are from Renea's etsy shop. And the screw brads came in the kit.

I think this is the first time that I've done a layout without putting a single flower on it. I was really tempted to though. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by! Thanks so much!

Monday, September 24, 2012

True Beauty LGS reveal # 30

Good morning all! An awesome new sketch designed by Laura Whitaker was revealed today at Let's Get Sketchy! Here's this week's sketch:

And this is my interpretation:

For this layout I used the beautiful papers from the "Gabrielle" collection by Bo Bunny.  On my background I used  a brick mask by The Crafter's Workshop with modeling paste. After it was dry I went back over it lightly with some gesso and allowed to dry. Then I went over it with Tim Holtz distress ink and a sponge. I went over the outside edges with my distresser and ink, as well as a border punch by Martha Stewart. I also used a prima stamp here and there around the edges, which you can see to the upper left of the butterfly below. I have a few close ups to share of the details...

In this close-up you will notice the cheese cloth I've tucked here and there in my clusters. And the lovely butterflies are from Renea's etsy shop:

I gave the Kaiser Craft frame an aged look with some distress ink. All the flowers on my layout are a mix of Prima and Petaloo.

I hope you enjoyed! Please stop by again! Head over to LGS and check out all the gorgeous layouts created by some wonderfully talented designers. Better yet, pull out your supplies and use the LGS #30 sketch to create your own masterpiece! Have a great day!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Molly Sketch Inspiration #338

Good afternoon, Everyone! I decided to play along this week over at Sketch Inspiration for their sketch #338. All the circles were too fun to pass up. This is the sketch....
I'm trying to get some of my older stash used up so when I seen this Authentique "Uncommon" line, along with my pics of my furbaby Molly, I was off and running. I just love when everything just clicks. And this fun sketch really made it a no-brainer. So this is my end result...

A few diffrent techniques on this layout include distressing, inking, and acrylic paint. I used my Martha Stewart large circle cutter for my circles. I lightly distressed the circles then inked them. On the two flower print ones I used Cat's Eye "Coral Rose", and Cat's Eye "Charcoal" on the other. The smallest circle I matted onto a doily that I had sprayed with Tattered Angel's "Old Lace".  I have a few close ups I want to share, hope you enjoy!

 Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I've been up to! I appreciate so much the comment and support you offer. Have a great day!  ~Michelle

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sweet baby girl

Hi there! A wonderful Monday morning to you! Sketch #29 was revealed today at Let's Get Sketchy, along with DT layout inspiration! This week's fun sketch was designed by Tabitha Triplett. Here's what we are working with...
Even though it's my week off, I think I came up with a pretty cute layout to share with you based off this sketch. Here is my daughter when she's was nine months old.
The papers I used on this are from My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found". Perfect for baby girls with the pretty little roses and pink gingham to match her little dress. I had fun using a couple different Martha Stewart border punches around the outside of the Coordinations cardstock, that I then matted my distressed gingham print paper onto. I also used a Prima mask and molding paste. Once dry I applied a light coat of gesso, let dry. Then I used Tim Holtz distress ink to help bring out the raised areas. The ribbon technique with the silver beads came from Mandy Harrell aka- Craftysprinkles. Thanks, Mandy!

The cute butterflies are from Renea's etsy shop: .     
And the lovely pin along with the tiny white roses, I got from Angelica's etsy shop: Two of my favorite shops to get goodies! Most of the flowers I used are Prima, except for the large pink one is from Manor House. On some of the flowers I used Stickles "Star Dust". The little wooden heart was originally painted red, but I didn't like it so I painted it with magenta acrylic paint then sprayed it with some Shimmerz "RazzelDazzel Berry".
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to look at my layout. Please head over to LGS and check out the other amazing work done by the design team! Have a great day!

Monday, September 10, 2012

LGS challenge #28 reveal

Good morning, all! It's Monday which means it's reveal day at Let's Get Sketchy. The challenge this week is to create a layout using this fun sketch: 
And this is my take on the sketch this week:
I had been wanting to scrap this photo for quite awhile, but just didn't get around to it. When I seen the sketch I knew it was time to dig the photo out. Before layering my papers I distressed them with my Ingvild Bolme distress tool to grunge them up a bit.  Then I inked the edges with Tim Holtz "brushed corduroy". And I have a couple close-ups to share...
I sprayed the Prima "Printery" resist shape rooster with "red velvet" Tattered Angels, then used "star dust" Stickles to highlight the swirls. On the Dusty Attic "chickenwire" I used Tim Holtz distress ink in "walnut stain" to darken the color and help it stand out a little better.
Thanks for dropping in today! I hope you enjoyed! If you enjoy sketch challenges or are just looking for some inspiration stop by LGS. The Design Team has put together some amazing inspiration this week; head over and take a peek=)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Remember when... LGS challenge #27

Good morning and Happy Labor Day, everyone! It's Monday and reveal time at Let's Get Sketchy. This week you are being challenged to create a page from this wonderful sketch by DT member Laurie Riviere, who is making her sketch debut.
And this is what I came up with using this sketch:
I used Kaisercraft "Lakehouse" collection for this page. I lightly distressed the edges with my Ingvild Bolme distressing tool, then inked the edges. The Dusty Attic chipboard was first inked with a mossy green then misted with Tattered Angels' "Green Ivy" for a little sparkle.
I fussy cut the fountain and adhered it with pop dots for some dimension. The flowers are Petaloo and Prima. The lace is a flea market find.
The corner punch is Martha Stewart "Vintage floral" and "Cherish". Thanks so much for taking a peek and your comments. Please remember to stop by Let's Get Sketchy and visit the other LGS team members to see the beautiful layouts they have created. =)

Saturday, September 1, 2012


I can't believe it's September already. Where has the summer gone? Today I'm sharing a couple of layouts that I've done. The first one I did recently for the Twisted Blueprints challenge #9 over at Colorful Creations. The twist was you had to use paint, polka dots, and metal on your layout. And here was the sketch:
And here was my take:
For this layout I used Echo Park's Yours Truly collection. The flowers are a mixture of Petaloo, Prima, and Recollections. I used magenta acrylic paint in the upper left and lower right corners, stamped  randomly with bubble wrap. For the required metal I used stick pins as well as a dragonfly brad.
Unconditional love....
The next layout was one that I did for SOUS a while back. I used Basic Grey's Kissing Booth collection. I fussy cut the hearts out then hand stitched them to the layout for a 3-D extra interest affect. The swirl chippies and "love" chipboard are both from Dusty Attic. The butterflies I cut out and dressed up with some stickles and wire antenna. The flowers are mostly Prima.
And this was the sketch that I had to work with:
Thanks so much for stopping by for a peek and your comments. I appreciate it.