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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New Sketch N Scrap "Inspired By" Challenge!!!

Hello my fellow crafters!!!  Hope you're having a scrap-filled week thus far!!! 

Did you know that Sketch N Scrap is now hosting a BRAND NEW "Inspired By" Challenge every month?!?  That's right...  Now, there are two card sketches, two layout sketches, and a BRAND NEW Inspired Sketch EVERY SINGLE MONTH!!!! WOW... That's a whole lot of inspiration to get your creative mojo flowing :-)

So what is an "Inspired By" challenge you ask?!? One of our lovely sketch artist draws inspiration from a layout... Either submitted from our member's entries, DT, etc... And then we give YOU that sketch (along with a DT reveal and original entry) to interpret!!!  I'm so excited because this month, MY LAYOUT is the "inspirational" one!!!  This is an oldie, but goodie :-)

"This is My Story" with Crate Paper "Maggie Holmes"
I, myself, am a "colorful" person of sorts.  I'm outspoken, extremely personable (from many years in the hospitality industry), and sometimes down right obnoxious!!!!  I'm also good-hearted, I give when I can, and help others as much as possible :-)
One way I express myself is through my tattoos.  Yes, I have several of them, and they all provide a glimpse into who I am.  I wanted to make a page that reflects me as an individual.  A page that gives you an idea of "who I am".  And this is it:

The picture is of my "backside" where most of my tattoos are.  For those who are curious, I have several of them, including: both of my daughter's names, my own eyes, a clover, a shamrock, some stars and flourishes, a butterfly, the word "Lucky",  something that looks like a compass on my neck (don't ask... I was young!! Hahaha!!!), mine and my husband's astrological signs, and a large rose down my side which still needs to be shaded in (it's my "newest" addition!).  All of them are meaningful, and nothing I will "regret" as most may think of people with tattoos.  They all represent an "era" in my life...  And they all tell a story :-)

I used papers by Crate Paper Maggie Holmes collection to start things off.  I distressed and tore edges, and created the big tear down the center.  I used a MS paper punch to punch the edges of the torn area, then layered punched edges of different paper, ribbon, and a little Liquid Pearls.  I created the flower cluster using various flowers by Recollections and Paper House Studio. 
 The chipboard pieces are from Blue Fern Studio and were heat embossed, inked,  misted and then topped off with Perfect Pearls and Liquid Pearls.  I used my Spectrum Noir Black Alcohol Marker to go over some teal glittered Thickers so that the chipboard color was black, but the glitter would remain teal to match the page.  This page is easy on the eyes, full of sparkle, and a little rough around the edges.  Pretty much sums me up!!!!!  

Here is the AMAZING SKETCH created based on the layout by the very talented Kelly Holifield:

This sketch turned out better than I expected!!!!  It's AMAZING!!!  I LOVE IT!!!!  Make sure to stop by the blog and participate... There is a wonderful prize up for grabs!!!  

Also, be sure to stop by the Frosted Designs store soon....  We are QUICKLY selling out of the "Shades of Spring" February Kit, full of beautiful papers, embellies, and flowers!!!  Here's a few projects created using the kit (for the new monthly "Kit Challenge"!) from myself and member Vicki Robertson:


There are only a few "Love is in the Air" January kits as well... PERFECT for Valentine's or "love" themed projects!!!  Here's some ideas from our DT using this kit:




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

1 comment:

  1. Your "My story" layout is amazing... And I love the sketch, SO inspiring ! You're truly talented.