Monthly Archives: April 2015

You+Me

As I start almost all of my layouts, I adhered my pattern paper to a heavy chipboard piece to give the layout support and structure.

I chose two complimentary colored (purple and yellow) sprays. Starting with my ‘main’ color (yellow) I sprayed a large section towards the top right areas of the page. I wanted a pretty solid area covered so I made sure to use even, firm pressure pushing the sprayer all the way in. I also wanted to allow some to pool so I could tilt the page to create drips. Allow this to dry completely, this will allow the colors to stay separate and not mix/blend together as that isn’t the look I am going for today!

Taking my second color (purple) I wanted splatters so I used quick, short, pulse type stroked on the sprayer to create the splatters. Making sure to keep the spray bottle aprox 12″ front the paper to allow the drops to splatter some when they hit the paper! Allow to dry completely.

Using the Bloom Girl ricket stencil I applied matte gel medium through stencil onto the layout on top of the sprays! its important that the sprays are dry before you apply this of the paste will pick up some of the spray color!

Apply super heavy gesso through the Bloom Girls ‘wings’ stencil and allow to dry!

I laid my picture onto the layout where it was going to be placed in the end and traced around it with a pencil, this will allow be to add stamping and know what will peek out from the photo.

then I went nuts with my borer stamps, I like to primarily keep my linear stamps all going in the same direction (in this layout they’re all primarily vertical) as opposed to going horizontal, vertical and diagonal! I stamped all along the photo and a little bit in the bottom left corer, this made me feel like the layout was balanced to the eye.

I pulled out my ‘Sharon’ stamp and inked up just the butterflies around her head. Making sure to mask off the rest of her face and hair I stamped the butterflies around the edge of where the photo would be. Allow the ink to dry completely. Then I rubbed white gelato over the image of the butterflies and gave it a second to set. Using a small paintbrush I painted the butterflies using sprays(orange/yellow) and gelatos (blue). Allow these to dry.

Using a fun rub-on saying I added ‘you + me’ so it would sit along the bottom right edge of my photo!

BOOM!!!! add a photo with pop dots and we have a fun layout with some fun layers and visual texture!!!

And a few close up pics of this fab layout! THANK YOU for checking it out and playing along!! head over to the Bloom Girl blog for more inspirations, tutorials and how-tos!! ALSO it worth your while heading to the Bloom Girl blog as Courteney and I are having a fab giveaway! Ways to earn ballots at the bottom of BG post!

Supplies:

PRIMA

Bloom Girl

-‘ricket’ stencil (#980405)

-‘wings’ stencil (#980443)

-Sharon stamp (#980177)

Other Prima

-Bloom Sprays:

Sorbet(#573874)

Iris(#573744)

-Sunrise/Sunset collection ‘Celcius’ (#960018)

-Metal Paperclips, butterflies (#564643)

-Timeless Memories, metal trinkets (#579791)

OTHER

-Liquitex, Super Heavy Gesso

-IndigoBlu, Limor Webber, Rugged Edge Stamps

-Dylusions Spray: Pure Sunshine (DYC33929)

-Faber-Castel, Gelato: metallic blue

-My Minds Eye, Jubilee: Rub-ons (#JB1069)


XOXOXO

Sherry 

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Sketch #138

SO in love with sketches!!! This project I decided to document my accomplishment of completing spartans! i love to race and i love the challenge of the race, so i wanted to document it! i feel that documenting moments is the only way they will be remembered and talked about in the future. unfortunately we tend to forget moments that maybe arent as ‘BIG’ as others. so i choose to document so when i go through past layouts it sparks memories and conversations!!

this is this weeks Sketch…

  
And here is my take!!

   
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This sketch is sponsored by:

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1. The deadline for our 15th Reveal is the 28th of the month.

2. The deadline for our 30th Reveal is the 13th of the following month.

3. The Top Five (depending on number of entries up to 10) viewed blogs (determined by our linky system settings)will be featured during our next Reveal

4. To be eligible for Sponsor Giveaway you must enter each challenge by the due date! If you have been selected as a Sponsor Giveaway Winner, you only have 30 days to contact me to claim your prize. I do my best to leave messages on your blog to notify you of your winnings. If you do not contact me in that time frame, your prize will be null and void and Our Sponsor no longer responsible to fulfill their Giveaway.

5. This is an international blog, based out of Ontario, Canada with International Sponsors, so anyone can enter.

6. Layouts submitted for each SKETCH CHALLENGE– MAY NOT–be combined with any other SKETCH CHALLENGE ( for obvious reasons) and may only be combined with no more then 3 OTHER blog challenges or contest.

7. Layouts must be original, and may not have been previously posted online or any other challenge site. Participants must also link back to our sketch site (sketchabilities.blogspot.com) We would also love it if you shared our Sketch that inspired you too.

8. We do our best to ensure that each participant receives comments from our design team members. We can only do this IF they do NOT have Word Verification on their blogs {if you do it is less likely that you will receive comments as the word Verification images are difficult to understand and can be very time consuming. If receiving comments is important to you, please select COMMENT MODERATION instead}

9. Although my sketches are based on a 12×12 layout, we understand that you may be inspired to create other projects, so we would love for you to link any project you create from our Sketches as long as our sketch is visible in the final project.

10. You need to be a blog owner to play. (so you can link up to your blog).
Please don’t link up to galleries or forums! This will cause problems for our Design Team especially if they are not members themselves & therefore cannot gain access easily.

11. Please do not link to your entire blog as this makes it difficult to find your post & could result in our Design Team being unable to comment. Please provide a direct link to your post that contains the take on our reveal not to your entire blog.

12. You may enter each challenge as many times as you wish!But only one of your projects can be selected for a Giveaway and or Featured Designer!

Happy Scrapping!


Prima Marketing DT entries :)

Ladies and gents, I have decided to throw my hat in the ring and vie for a spot on the Prima Marketing DT!!!!!! 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 I am excited for the opportunity and am glad for the push this chance gave me to discover a few things about me and my style! Sometimes when you don’t know who you are as a creator of pretties, you just creator out of necessity as opposed to want or desire. I am happy to say I have found my niche and feel pretty good about it! I challenge you to really think of what you enjoy, what do you like to create. find out who you are, and do it on purpose. So either way that this journey goes, here are a few projects I made using primarily, if not totally, using Prima products! Enjoy:)

Here are three projects I made just for this DT call:)

Project#1

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DSC_0448_2Project #2

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Project #3

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Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my new babies:) These were a labour of love and a series of layouts I made in the process of getting ready for this DT:)
ALSO!!! stay tuned for full project write ups, including full supply list, in the weeks to follow!!

 

xo

Sherry


For the love of all things metallic!!

ok so new obsession has been found! So I have played with INDIGOBLU mega flake kits lately and have been completly and totally in love! I have discovered that Metallics melt my heart!! I get my kits from LIMOR WEBBER designs online store!! 

Here are a few peeks of past projects/elements I have made using this amazing kits!!! 

        

  

It’s so easy to use as well! 

1)You have this foam pad that you apply the glu to (provided on kit) then press your stamp onto the pad. 

2)Gently press stamp into place (don’t press to hard or it will smudge!) then lift away. 

(TIP:quickly clean your hands to remove glue residue from your finger! This will prevent waste of your flakes!! I keep a baby wipe on hand for this!) 

3)Sprinkle mega flakes over glued image with clean, dry hands. 

4)Press flakes into image to ensure full coverage then run over the surface with your palm. 

5)3Once entire glue surface is covered take your abrasive square (also included in kit) and run over surface, this will remove any extra flakes and define your stamped image! 

 

 you have an amazing metallic image!!!

Enjoy your new addiction!!!!

Xo


Sketchabilities Sketch #137

Here is the fab inspirational sketch from SKETCHABILITIES!!!! Check out the rules below and play along for a chance to win!! 

When I first saw this layout sketch I knew I had to use my little in it!! And as my mind started working it was all going to get mentally!! This is my absolute favourite picture of my fur baby. It tells you everything you need to know about his personality:)!! 

Using layers of sprays, stamps and stencils I created this fun layout!     

       

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 Rules & Guidelines 

1. The deadline for our 15th Reveal is the 28th of the month. 

 2. The deadline for our 30th Reveal is the 13th of the following month.

 3. The Top Five (depending on number of entries up to 10) viewed blogs (determined by our linky system settings)will be featured during our next Reveal 

 4. To be eligible for Sponsor Giveaway you must enter each challenge by the due date! If you have been selected as a Sponsor Giveaway Winner, you only have 30 days to contact me to claim your prize. I do my best to leave messages on your blog to notify you of your winnings. If you do not contact me in that time frame, your prize will be null and void and Our Sponsor no longer responsible to fulfill their Giveaway. 

 5. This is an international blog, based out of Ontario, Canada with International Sponsors, so anyone can enter. 

 6. Layouts submitted for each SKETCH CHALLENGE– MAY NOT–be combined with any other SKETCH CHALLENGE ( for obvious reasons) and may only be combined with no more then 3 OTHER blog challenges or contest. 

 7. Layouts must be original, and may not have been previously posted online or any other challenge site. Participants must also link back to our sketch site (sketchabilities.blogspot.com) We would also love it if you shared our Sketch that inspired you too. 

 8. We do our best to ensure that each participant receives comments from our design team members. We can only do this IF they do NOT have Word Verification on their blogs {if you do it is less likely that you will receive comments as the word Verification images are difficult to understand and can be very time consuming. If receiving comments is important to you, please select COMMENT MODERATION instead}

 9. Although my sketches are based on a 12×12 layout, we understand that you may be inspired to create other projects, so we would love for you to link any project you create from our Sketches as long as our sketch is visible in the final project. 

 10. You need to be a blog owner to play. (so you can link up to your blog).
Please don’t link up to galleries or forums! This will cause problems for our Design Team especially if they are not members themselves & therefore cannot gain access easily.

 11. Please do not link to your entire blog as this makes it difficult to find your post & could result in our Design Team being unable to comment. Please provide a direct link to your post that contains the take on our reveal not to your entire blog. 

 12. You may enter each challenge as many times as you wish!But only one of your projects can be selected for a Giveaway and or Featured Designer!

Happy Scrapping!