14 August 2014

My Creative Sketches July Challenge

  This is my take on the MCS July Sketch Challenge.

The sketch:

And the layout:

Brother & Sister

   I used Simple Stories Homespun Collection - papers, stickers, chipboard etc. and other products as well.
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23 July 2014

July 2014 Sketch Challenge at Blue Fern Studios

   Another month and another great sketch challenge by the Blue Fern Studios. I love their sketches and whenever I find enough time to create a project I take part in their challenges. This is my take on their sketch this month. I used two older collections from Webster's Pages that I've had in my stash for a few years but all the same with very beautiful papers. They are Garden Gala and Hollywood Vogue. The BFS chipboard pieces I used are from 'The Optimist Set' and the 'Brigitte Butterfly Set'. I only used one half of the biggest butterfly in the set which was cut in two. I put some Diamond Stickles on the chipboard pieces and then brushed over with white acrylic paint.

Here is the sketch:

and the layout:

    As you can see there are a lot of gorgeous Prima flowers, the pink heart trim from Webster's Pages, some laces from my stash, wooden embellishments, fussycut elements from different papers, black Prima pearls in different sizes, some doilies, word stickers from WP, the Snow Cap Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber from Ranger, etc. I used the white acrylic paint for the chipboard pieces, the flowers and I painted the edges of the layout with it. I made my own texture/modelling paste from a recipe I found on Gabrielle Pollacco's blog together with the Crafters Workshop mini bricks template which I used to create the background of the layout.
   Here are some close ups:

And the chipboard pieces from Blue Fern Studios used on the layout:

The Optimist Set
Brigitte Butterfly Set

   Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting my blog!

30 June 2014

My Layout for the Blue Fern Studios June Sketch Challenge

   This is my layout for the June sketch challenge at BFS. I didn't follow the sketch exactly as it is - I mirrored the sketch and made some changes.

   Here's the sketch:

and the layout:

You Are My Sunshine

   I used papers from the Sun Kiss collection from Prima, some Prima flowers, wooden embelishments, other scrapbooking products and of course the Blue Fern Studios piece of chipboard Sunshine from 'The Optimist word set'. 

and some close-ups:

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03 December 2013

Featured Layouts and a prize from Sarah's Cards Ltd

   I felt the need to brag a little so I decided to write this post about some of my projects that were more successful than the others. Since I don't have much time for scrapbooking I only enter challenges from time to time but not all of my projects are very successful.

   I have two of my layouts featured on the Blue Fern Studios Blog. The first one was made for the June Sketch Challenge and the second for the July Sketch Challenge; I love the sketches at BFS and their chipboard products are amazing.

   I won the first prize at Sarah's Cards Ltd for their October Sketch Challenge. Thank you ladies for choosing me as the winner. Your sketches are always a pleasure to work with.

   My layout: 

hello fall

30 November 2013

November Sketch Challenge at Blue Fern Studios

   This is my layout for the November sketch challenge at BFS. I decided to make a Christmas layout because the sketch and the piece of chipboard featured in the sketch (the branch) were just perfect for the page that I had in mind for a while. I didn't follow the sketch exactly as it is. I had to make some changes.

   Here's the sketch:

   The layout:

Magical Moments

  I used papers from several Webster's Pages Christmas collections, some Prima flowers, WP perfect accents, a Prima shabby chic resin, other scrapbooking products and of course the Blue Fern Studios piece of chipboard - 'Twiggy Branch':

Twiggy branch

   I put some texture paste and white acrylic paint on the chipboard to make it look like there's snow on the branch. Then I added stickles to make it sparkle and glued the little white pieces that look like flower buds (I don't know what they are called). I used the white paint on the flowers and the fussycut elements, too. The red flower is handmade.
   The photo is of my son when he was one and a half years old. I like it a lot because he looks so sweet and as if he's holding a little bird in his hands.

   Some close-ups:

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