Sunday, June 15, 2014

Creative Scrappers #271

Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day!  It's time for yet another awesome sketch reveal over at Creative Scrappers!  I just love how much these sketches inspire me.  They always challenge me to think differently and step outside of my comfort zone.  I always wind up creating something that I normally wouldn't, and I always love the results.

Check out the sketch:

Here's what I came up with.  I finally broke into my new Heidi Swapp Favorite Things collection, and boy is it gorgeous and colorful!  I challenged myself to use this very busy chevron patterned paper as my background.  Sometimes that's hard to do because it drowns out the photo and things tend to blend in and get lost, and it just winds up being too busy.  What I like to do is use gesso and paint to create a softer edge around my photo cluster.  It helps to separate the busy pattern from the other papers and creates sort of a border.  I think it also helps that the photo is black and white, so there aren't any random colors competing against the background.

 I used some of the Color Magic embellishments...they are SO much fun to color!  I layered this arrow on top of this heart and used pop dots to raise it up.  I added some thread under it.  That's some orange paint and gelato under the paper there, on top of some gesso.

I love all the fun stickers in this collection.  I added a few of my own from my stash, as well as some stamps and washi tape.

This took me a while.  I love the look of hand stitching, and I wanted to throw in more orange on the page.  So I added these messy circles and stitched over each one.

To win a prize from our June sponsor Noel Mignon, enter the challenges and upload your layouts using the inlinkz widget for Sketches 269-271.  You can do this HERE on the Creative Scrappers blog.

Deadline to submit your layouts is June 30 at Midnight ADT.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a great day!


  1. FABULOUS layout! I loveeeee all the color and especially those messy, stitched circles.

  2. So fun, Missy!! Love that multi-colored chevron paper for your background and the fun stitched circles!! Awesome take on the new sketch!!