Sunday, June 29, 2014

Creative Scrappers Sketch #272

Happy Sunday, friends!  It's time for another awesome sketch from Creative Scrappers!  This one is definitely not your average sketch.  Check it out and see why...

NO PHOTOS!  I know!  I thought the same thing at first. But then I thought of this as a fun challenge and decided to create an artsy piece that I could hang or display in my scrap cave.  So I made a project that includes motivational and inspirational quotes.  And my title is the phrase that I have as my iPhone screen.....Just Breathe.  That's something I have to tell myself a lot in my daily life.  That inspired me to run with this layout :)

I pulled out some older My Mind's Eye goodies from the Find Your Wings & Fly collection.  This was the perfect project for that large scalloped chipboard piece.  I love the different phrases on it, and the colors are beautiful.  For the space behind the quotes, I used a template and some watercolors, a few torn strips of patterned paper, washi tape, stickers and some gesso to tone it all down.

For this bottom piece, I used a stencil, modeling paste, watercolors, stamps, washi tape and a black pen to outline.  I was really just going for a messy random look.  I really had no plan...I just grabbed my goodies and started making a background.  This is how it wound up.

This huge chipboard flower is from a pack that I have had for YEARS.  I honestly don't even remember where I got it.  I colored it with watercolors and then outlined it.

Here you can see the texture from the paste and the fun stamping.  I love the black against all those soft colors.

I found these awesome quotes on Pinterest and just printed them on my computer.

I hope you take on this challenge and make a fun layout / project with NO pictures.  Don't let it scare you...use the opportunity to get creative and really have fun!  There are no rules...just make something beautiful :)

Be sure to check out what the other Design Team Members created...I know you'll get some great ideas!  Our sponsor this month is the awesome Paper Camellia!  Make sure you upload your layout for a chance to win a prize pack!

Thanks for stopping by today :)


  1. I started off with one idea for this sketch, now you have inspired a second one. Thank you and awesome page!

  2. Love what you did with the sketch, Missy!! Great idea creating a piece that can be displayed in your scrapbook area, and I love all of the MME you used!

  3. Missy, I adore your page as usual! You are my favorite scraapy person! There's a good book by Susan Wings titled Just Breathe that's a good read!

  4. love this! has to be a fave! pinned :)

  5. Such a fabulous take on the sketch! Love all the background work and that fabulous title. Sometimes we all need a reminder, don't sweat about the little things and just enjoy today,

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  7. Missy I love your style!!! You have such a good eye for color, layers and techniques! Thanks for sharing!!!