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 :-)