June 2014

June 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Let's Get Sketchy With Pink Paislee and Heidi Swapp!!!!

Hello there my fellow crafters!!!  It's been a very cold, wet week here in sunny Florida!  Guess the "sunshine state" is not living up to its name!!!  

I've been busy working on a few projects lately, two of which are layouts for Let's Get Sketchy's weekly sketches!  

Grand Cayman layout using Heidi Swapp "Travel"
The first layout was made using LGS Week #2 sketch.  Here is a look at that one:

This was a very fun sketch to play with!!!  I chose to do another page for my Father's vacation album using the Heidi Swapp "Travel" paper pad.  Here's a look:

I'm trying to stick with a more "masculine" look for this album which is something I really need to work on!!!  I used some Lindy's and Dylusions mists on the background, as well as Distress ink and a stencil for all the circles.  I outlined everything with a black sharpie for contrast, and embellished lightly!  Another one bites the dust!!! Hahahaha!!!!!

"True Story" with Pink Paislee "Colorwash" Line
Next on my list is a SUPER FUN page I made for LGS Week #4 sketch.  
Here is the sketch:

And my super fun page:

Doesn't this scream "fun"?!?  This is my oldest daughter fishing with my husband in our backyard.  
I used the Pink Paislee "Colorwash" paper line and one of the coordinating tags ("True Story") for my papers.  I cut some stencils on my Cricut Expression 2 and went over them with molding paste.  I added some Lindy's magicals and Distress Stains to the paste until I reached my desired colors before adding it to the background.  I really just "free handed" the stencils, trying to make a full circle in the back with different lengths and shapes.

Here is a close-up of the background technique:

I'm also addicted to these Kaisercraft "Blooms" found in the Frosted Designs Store!  They are just gorgeous and with a little Lindy's, you can alter the colors to coordinate with your projects :) 

I lightly wrapped this Studio Calico "Love You" piece in handmade twine (thread and Spectrum Noir marker, PP2) and laid it loosely on the page.  

I finished with a little handwritten journaling (one of my goals for this year is to add more journaling to the FRONT of my pages!!!) on coordinating paper and going around each piece with a white Sakura Gelly Roll Pen for a "faux" stitched look.

I have some very exciting news coming to you on February 5th so be sure to check back!!!!

Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)


  1. Love your LOs. Awesome work. Thanks for joining us @ LGS.

  2. Amazing work! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  3. Brandi, your work is amazing! I love both of these layouts! You did a fabulous job with both of the sketches! Love those hearts on the second one, and the layering! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us again at Let's Get Sketchy! Can't wait to hear your news!

  4. oh my gosh WOW!!! LOVE LOVE both pages and your style!!! stunning work. thanks sooo much for playing along with LGS!!!

  5. Loved both your projects! Fabulous colours on both and I love how you worked with the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at LGS,

  6. Beautiful Work. Thanks for playing at LGS.

  7. super cute page.. great layers, colours and great take on the LGS sketch

  8. Fantastic pages, love both of them. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at LGS :)

  9. beautifully done, thanks for joining us at LGS!

  10. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for playing along with Let's Get Sketchy!