Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Live for the moment"

Well, I am happy to have the opportunity to finally blog a layout for Once Upon A Sketch. I aim every month to attempt their monthly sketch challenge. This year I am trying to dedicate more time to my passion of art regardless of whats going on with life.

For this challenge, the topic was lessons learned. I decided to privately journal my thoughts to my daughter on the back of my layout. I choose a playful photo because during my hardest days lately she reminds me to the importance of living for the moment. So my journaling is actually written on the pink cardstock addressed to her.

I decided to use the current Swirlydoos kit for this challenge. I hate to admit that I still have alot of older kits barely touched so Im trying to use more of my stash this year instead of just buying. This forces me to create more during 2014 which is one of my personal goals.

This layout will also be entered into the Swirlydoos Butterfly challenge for January kit.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"Flow" - Prima PPP

I am happy to blog this evening my second project for the Prima challenges for January. I was truly insprired by the colors in this palette. I just wanted to let out some creative energy and just create. This is what I came up with. I used different types of mediums and prima product.

Pattern Paper: Prima Rhondelle, Engraver
Mask: Prima Doily#3
Flowers: Prima Namazzi Charcoal flower, Prima black stem (#564414), Prima Romance Novel (#562298),  Prima Pankita Rose Summer Mix (#557591)
Embellishment: Prima Wood Clocks, Prima Mechanicals Vintage Trinkets Flowers, Prima Engraver Washi Tape, Prima Engraver sticker letters
Mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang Whale Watch Blue & Black Orchid Silver
Paint: Silk Bolivian Blue
Mediums: Gesso, Bead Gel, Gel Medium, Shimmerz texturez teal

Thank you for looking!

Monday, January 27, 2014

"Adore" - Prima BAP

Well, its a new year and I always make a goal of trying to complete the prima challenges. I was very inspired by the this months Prima BAP sketch. I couldnt wait to create a layout with my favorite prima paper line, Almanac.

For this layout, I used crushed coral texturez with a Prima damask mask for the background. I layered the prima Almanac paper under the photo. My flower cluster included some of my favorite prima flowers, bling, chipboard and lightbulbs.

Pattern Paper: Prima Almanac
Cardstock: Bazzil
Flowers: Prima Serenity (#571344), Romance Novel (# 562298), Pierott B (#562090), Tatiana Coral (#566357), Vinette Almanac (#556211)
Leaves: Tiatiana Coral (#566357)
Chipboard: Prima Alamanc, Dusty attic
Bling: Romance Novel (#560171)
Embellishments: Prima small typo bulbs (#891541)
Misc: Trim, Shimmerz texturez crushed coral

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

"Love" - 13 arts Challenge

Good Evening!

I went on a scrappy retreat with some of my Swirly Sisters last weekend. I just noticed that the 13arts challenge post is about to close. I was unable to post my projects from the weekend to all the challenges I have completed. I have been wanting to try a 13arts challenge for a while now. I finally had the opportunity. For this challenge we had to use the sketch below, a medium, and reference time some how. 

For this challenge, I used a cute sleeping photo of our new grandbaby "Carter".  I used the current January kit from Swirlydoos and I used black gesso and teal texturez for this layout.

Do to the short amount of time, I must keep this blog post short. Here is my layout:

Thank you for looking.

Monday, January 20, 2014

January Swirlydoos Challenges

Happy New Year!!

I am very late this year with starting my blog posts but I had a few personal goals I needed accomplished at the beginning of the month. I have accomplished those goals so I am very very happy right now. Like always, even though I am not blogging much I am still scrapping behind the scene. I have quite a few projects that I havent blogged about.

So to start the year out right, I jumped right into both the round robin challenges at Swirlydoos. For the regular layout round robin challenge our topic was a new item you had to blog about. I choose to take a picture of the new doll that I received from my grandmother on christmas day. This doll was bought years before I was born for hir first granddaughter and she forgot to give it to me. It was definitely a special moment for me this holiday. I used the January 2014 Dusty Attic Sketch for the inspiration of my layout with two of their beautiful chipboard pieces.

For the card RR, we had to create a monochromatic card, with embossing (wet or dry) and a pin. I had the lovely opportunity to scraplift Sherri card for this challenge.

For both of my projects, I used older kits from Swirlydoos. Thanks for looking.