June 2014

June 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Reveal for Week 2 Sketch Challenge at Let's Get Sketchy!!!

Hello there crafters!!!  I hope you are having fabulous weather in this hot July we are having!!!

I'm here today with an amazing new sketch challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy!
Here's a look at this weeks' sketch:

And here is my page:

This is my first attempt as using a large die-cut in my background so I had quite a time! 
I used a cut file from A Cutt Above the Rest for my background die-cut, then inked it with a number of different distress inks and misted it with black Dylusions mist!  After it was dry I matted it with smooth white cardstock.  

I added my photo (this is my oldest daughter on a cruise we took last year! This giant octopus sculpture is on the ship!  I made a flower cluster to the corner of my pic with machine cut die-cuts and hemp cord!

I knew I wanted to use the "Summertime" title from Creative Embellishments for this page.  I applied a thin coat of gesso atop of it,  a small amount of molding paste for texture, then added Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain.  Once dried, I applied Smooch Accent ink in Sundance for some shimmer!

Here's another close-up of the texture and mixture of mediums :-)

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

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  1. Wow wow wow!!! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and the flowers!!!!!

  2. What an awesome layout Brandi! Love the fun photo and the burst of color! The flowers and banner look fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Cool. LOVE that big and colourful diecut on the background...really eye-catching!

  4. Beautiful, I love what you did with that diecut!

  5. So colorful and fun! Love what you did with the diecut!

  6. Brandi this layout is STUNNING!!! I just love all the colours and layers