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love and happy.

Lets get this party started with a little bit of love for the ‘Sirena’ stamp and a fun candid picture form a fun weekend with our niece! I have to start by saying this is my favourite stamp from the last release and I don’t think I would be able to stop using it!!! So she will be my girl for this one:) So head to your stash, pick up a few fave supplies and lets get creating!!

Step 1

Once deciding where I would place my main image, I decided where my stamp would be placed. (they would go in the top left section of the layout.) So that’s exactly where I started, with a stamped image of ‘Sirena”. (tip: make sure to use a stamp pad with ink that won’t react with whatever sprays you use to maintain a crisp clean image)

I applied Golden fibre paste through a stencil peeking out around where my photo would be, and overlapping a bit of of the stamped image. I also applied some stencilling in the bottom right corner as well. Allow to air dry.

Select 3 co-ordinating spray colors and unscrew their tops off. Spray the stencilled areas with water. While the page is still wet use the ‘straw’ part of the sprayer and drag it along the edged of the paper and raised stencil areas. Dip the straw into the spray as much as needed to add more color. I made sure to apply all three colors together, while everything is still wet. I tilted the paper to allow for some beautiful drips. This also allows them to slightly blend together.

Step 2


To add a few details and enhance the stencilling from the previous step I messy sketched around the shapes with a permanent thin sharpie pen. I really love the look of a messy outline look!!

Behind where the focal point/photo will be I arranges some thread to peek out from behind the photo.

Step 3

Next up, arrange all of the goodies I have pulled out. These embellishments were super simple but effective to the layout and photo:)

I started with an assortment of white flowers. I sprayed then with the same spray colors from step 1.

A few tags, some scrap holes I cut off of watercolour paper pads and some flowers and I was set! I had a few leftover project life cards with the perfect sentiments for this layout!!

So the layering started, I made sure to arrange everything and generally lay it out before adhering anything down to make sure it looked good before making it permanent.

Once all of the embellies are stuck down and dry, I places a piece of scrap paper over my photo and took the same colors from Step 1 and splattered them over the stencilled areas… Then to tie it all together I added a few splatters of white gesso:)

And a few close ups!!!




The thing I love the most about this layout is that it doesn’t need a ton of supplies to create!!!!
Thank you so much for popping in and checking out my first layout back:) For more from me pop into my Facebook for more tutorials and product reviews and all things crafty! Also be sure to check out the Bloom Girl blog for the full supply list to be further inspired by the rest of the amazing DT!



Sketch #141-friend rich!

Hey my crafty friends:) I just wanted to share my most recent Sketchabilities DT layout! I ❤ this one! You know when you meet people that it’s so easy. They’re easy to be around, easy to talk to and just easy to be friends with? We found that with this fab couple!

We went a trip with them last year and it was the most fun trip I have been on in a long time!!

Anyways here is the inspiration!!

And here is what I did with it!!!

And a few close ups of the dish layers!!








And make sure to check out the Sketchabilities blog to find some more inspiration from the fab Design Team!!! (http://sketchabilities.blogspot.ca/2015/06/sketch-reveal-141-new-design-team.html?m=1)

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Thank you for stopping by!!

My Boy:)

Hey my lovelies, Sherry here with another fab, fun way to use the ever amazing Bloom Girl (Boy) stamps! Today I am turning Quentin into a metallic element in my layout background. Sometimes we feel the stamps need to be in the forefront of everything we use them in, but they in fact add an amazing layer into backgrounds as well.

First off here’s a look at the full project we will be creating today! For a full list of supplies head on over to the Bloom Girl blog. You will also find a ton of beautiful inspiration, amazing projects and some gosh darn fab ladies!!

Now, pull out all your goodies and create along with me!!

Knowing i wanted a pretty neutral colour scheme for the base of this project i selected pattern paper accordingly and started with my first two layers. First I applied Prima fluid chalk ink through the Ricket stencil (MY FAV) to the are my photos will be places and a little in the opposite corner to create balance. Then using a kit that turns stamped images into metallics I stamped Quentin so that he would peek out from behind my photos. (Remember I don’t want him in the forefront, he is in the background of this layout!)

 And a few close ups so you can see the yummy metallicy, goodness!

I laid my photos where I would want them to be and traced lightly around them to mark where my photos would end up. Using the ‘sweet tea’ stencil i sprayed Bloom spray through the large open section of the stencil. (make sure to cover up the intricate side to avoid spray going through it) allow to dry. Then using molding paste apply it though the intricate side onto the sprayed silhouette. Allow to dry.

I wrapped cream colored piece of string around my hand making messy circles. I adhered these so they would peek out from behind my photos.

I took a gear mask and applied molding paste around Quentin like a halo, and a little bit in the bottom right corner just for a bit of fun! (the bottm right corner will also be the home for the title!) Once the paste if dry i lightly rubbed brown ink over the image to make it not so stark against the background.

Now the fun part!!! I took bit and pieces that were hanging out on my desk and used them as backgrounds for my photos! Keeping in mind where my photos will be I arranged all of goodies (mechanicals, Bloom Girl metal flowers and paper flowers) to peek out and enhance my layout.(HINT: I laid all these out before adhering them so I knew they would suit what I wanted and fill in the spaces I needed.) Once these are set and dry I used micro beads in small random spaces around the photos and dragged out from the top and bottom! Once all is dry and set, I dry brushed white gesso over the embellishments. Allow to dry.

Not lets add some color!!! With a fluffy brush I sprinkled my first of three Magical color in the desired areas and spray with water to active, and allow to dry. Then redo this same thing with the next two colors. once they are all dry i reapplied the colors until they reached the desired color that i loved!!

And a few close ups of this deliciousness!

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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!



Bloom Girl

-‘ricket’ stencil (#980405)

-‘wings’ stencil (#980443)

-Sharon stamp (#980177)

Other Prima

-Bloom Sprays:



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

-Metal Paperclips, butterflies (#564643)

-Timeless Memories, metal trinkets (#579791)


-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)



Let me change you…

I LOVE wandering antique shops and garage sales looking for that one special item. That one that I look at and whisper ‘let me change you…’

I LOVE altered items and mixed media!! These things make me happy. Changing something from ‘ordinary’ to something that I have made into a little piece of Sherry!!

Let me show you what I mean!! I found these plain, wooden banners that had been used for god knows what! They were dusty and had worn off images on them so I thought to myself, Self, let’s make this beautiful!!! So here was the finished result!!






Product Lines used:
Prima Marketing Inc (Bloom Girl stamp, stencils, Bloom sprays, assorted flowers, word trinkets, wire, resin clock and paper)
Tim Holtz (distress ink, blending tool, texture stamp and stencil)
Liquitex (matte gel medium and light molding paste)