Friday, December 2, 2016

Creating with Sketches Vol. 4 / This Was Funny + Giveaway!

Happy Friday, friends!  I'm so excited to share that I have a layout in the new Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches Volume 4!  I'm sure you know the awesome Kristine Davidson and her fabulous sketches...I was honored to be asked to create a layout for her newest collection!  You can purchase one digitally or a print copy HERE.

I'm having a giveaway over on my YouTube channel!  So all you have to do is go leave a comment and in a few days I'll pick a random winner to receive a FREE printed copy of Volume 4!  

You can find the sketch I used in the book, but I can share my layout with you!  I stuck pretty close to the sketch.  As you can see, it uses two 4x4ish photos and some background circles.  I went with black & white photos since I wanted to use lots of color.  I used some beautiful Webster's Pages papers as well as some Simple Stories.  I used lots of Shimmerz Paints on the background and embellished with some puffy sequins and wood veneer hearts from Pinkfresh Studio.  I also pulled in some flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons.

The first thing I did for this was give my cardstock a coat of gesso.  Then I used the packaging technique with lots of Shimmerz to create a watercolor effect.  I used one of Kristine's cut files HERE on my Cameo using different patterned papers, I arranged them in off-centered layers.  I love how you can see the Shimmerz peeking through the circles and around the outer edges.  I fussy cut some flowers from a Simple Stories paper and punched some leaves from some Hobby Lobby papers using two old Martha Stewart leaf punches.  You can also see where I stitched through the circles.

I went back in and cut a few more regular thin circles on my Cameo which I painted with silver Shimmerz.  I wanted to tone down a bit of the brightness, and these circles did just that.  Plus I like how the silver pulls some of the grey tones from the photos.  I scattered the puffy sequins and wood veneer hearts around the page like confetti, which is also on the sketch.

Here you can see one of the beautiful flair buttons I used.  I added some thread under it and then came in with a few of the Tim Holtz phrase stickers.

Here's the other side of the page...another flair, more sequins and wood veneer and a cute Evalicious heart camera paper clip.

 This was so much fun to put together!  Sketches make it fun and give you a great starting point.  Some of my most favorite layouts have been from using sketches!  Be sure to grab a copy of this sketchbook....there are so many designers featured and a ton of sketches and ideas!

Here's the process video for this layout...I hope you enjoy!

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

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