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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Sketch at Colorful Creations and 7 Dots Studio Illumination!!!

Well hello there my crafty neighbors!!!  I'm on the blog today to share with you a brand new sketch challenge for Colorful Creations!!!

"Just Let Go" with 7 Dots Studio "Illumination" Collection
It's mid month and time for another fabulous sketch at Colorful Creations!!!  I absolutely LOVED working this sketch, and had a blast playing with this new collection!!!  

So, any who...  Here is this week's sketch:

This is also my very first challenge over at Scrap Around The World!  I've followed their blog and Facebook page for quite some time, and am always in awe over the VERY talented design team and member entries!!!  I know my work doesn't even come close to the beautiful art on their site, but I decided to "just let go" and give it a shot anyway!!!

Here is the SATW Mood Board for April:

Isn't it fabulous?!?  LOVE IT!!!!
And here is my page:

This is one of my favorite photos of me and my husband!!!  It was taken aboard a dinner cruise shortly before our actual cruise to the Bahamas!
I started with one of the papers from the "Illumination" collection and went to work creating my background!  
I added a some gesso to the center of the page, then added various Gelatos atop of it, spreading them around with my fingers and a bit of water.  I used White Dylusions mist to create the spatters at the top left and bottom right, and a black stamp marker with the circle template to create circles across the page.

After I was satisfied with my background, I started layering on my papers, stickers, and various embellishments.  I was inspired by the beautiful butterflies in the mood board so I added some from the "Beauty of Nature" April kit at Frosted Designs!  I used my Lindy's Magicals to add some color and shine to both of them!  
For the chipboard one, I used "Whale Watch Blue"...

And for the metal one, I applied some gesso first, then the "Cape Cod Coral" magical:

I used my "Victorian Velvet" distress ink to color the coordinating chipboard pieces from the collection, then added Lindy's Stamp Gang "Glitz Spritz" for added color and shine!

I finished the page with some circles created with more liquid pearls, a ton of flowers, and distress glitter!

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


  1. LOVE what you did with the sketch!! Such pretty colors on the chalkboard background!!!

  2. WOW
    I lOVE the layers - details & colours .... Stunning

  3. Love your romantic style... Gorgeous layout !

  4. Hi, very happy to have you join in at SATW. Don't sell yourself short this page is just lovely! Cheers :)

  5. Your page is absolutely beautiful!!!! And this, what I have read a moment ago, that your work doesn't even come close.... is absolutely untrue! I am very happy that you joined SATW challenge - your layout is absolutely beautiful!! And please believe in yourself :) Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World.

  6. This is really pretty! I love the soft colours and that is a lovely photo of the two of you!

  7. GREAT job! Thanks for playing at SATW!!

  8. I don't know why you were intimidated your layout is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the details and the colors!

  9. You are too modest. I think that Your layout is great and it's good that You just let it go :) Thanks for playing at SATW and I hope You will join us in next chlallenges (there will be some wonderful moodboars)

  10. What a delightful page! Love the little details and the dark background - it really brings out the colors! Thank you for drawing inspiration from my mood board and joining us at SATW this month! I hope to see you with us next month, too!

  11. Beautiful, I love the way the colours explode from this calm and grey background, so cool! Thank you for playing along at SATW!