Sunday, 15 October 2017

A brand new sketch at Lets Get Sketchy.....

Good Morning everyone!

Here we are with the latest sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for the October 15th challenge!


Here is my DT inspiration for you based on the sketch. I turned the sketch around to best suit my the elements I wanted to use in the layout and my one photo. 




And here is the October 15th sketch.....





Now for some details on this layout.




For this layout I have used papers from various brands. My background paper I love! This Denim paper is from Kaisercraft Indigo Skies collection. 
My other favourite is the book paper, from Authentique. There are more details on products if you scroll further down the post.



I cut a section of the book paper out that I wanted to use and then separated all the books by cutting around them and then distressing the edges. I then glued them onto the layout placing them back together in the original order.




I layered onto a piece of Julie Nutting script paper and the whole main feature is layered onto a torn triangle from another Authentique paper to keep to the basic sketch design. 




My layers I have 'lifted' by using cardboard strips ( or foam tape) to give some dimension and also somewhere to push my embellishments under. These incluse some paper script book pages, dotty paper flowers and some journal cards.




I used some texture paste in the background with a couple The Crafters Workshop stencils.





And finished off with some gold druzy stones and some rustic jump rings to keep a bit off a masculine feel, together with the words from the Kaisercraft paper name strip. Lastly a pin and ticket from Tim Holtz to complement my flower - there had to be a flower!




Products on this layout;

Kaisercraft: Indigo Skies: Chambray
Authentique: Rugged: Rugged 3  ( book paper)
Authentique: Rugged: Rugged 2 ( torn triangle navy paper)
Julie Nutting: French Flea Market: Lettre D'Amour
Book Pages
Prima dotty paper flowers
Tim Holtz: pins and ticket
The Crafters Workshop: stencils: Mini The Story
The Crafters workshop: stencils: Mini Ledger 
Rustic jump rings
Druzy stones and blue crystal gems: The Craftbox (Sept)
Prima: All About Me: Journal Cards 
Petaloo: Brown/ purple flower






Thanks so much for stopping by and do take time to play along.  Link up your layouts over in the sidebar on the Lets Get Sketchy blog by October 30, 2017. 


When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog. Also, please make sure you tag us on Instagram @LGSketchy


Thank you for playing along with us today, have a great week!


Ginny :)







A look back at a Celebration....Case File 240


I really enjoyed creating this layout for CSI- Color Stories Inspiration Case File 240,
and I am rather pleased how it turned out. 

So without further ado here is my DT layout for the latest challenge.






This was a very pretty colour palate to work with, not colours I would have normally put together but I like it.
So, are you ready for the new challenge? Grab you forensics kits, CSI players, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open Major Case File No. 239.


Here is the case file. 




All 5 colours used from The Scene


The Evidence used: 

* polka dots/ stripes (papers)
* butterflies/ flowers (stencilled butterflies)
* borders (flower border sticker)
* texture paste (butterfly stencil)

The Testimony used:

* Document a birthday or other celebration


Now for some details of the layout. 




I used a couple of brands of papers. Most of the papers are from American Crafts '5th & Frolic' collection. The exception is the pinky torn paper that goes across the layout. This is a Fancy Pants 'Arctic Chill' paper. I also used some red corrugated card to accent the red colours in the photo.



I love using torn and distressed papers on my layouts, I chose my papers to fit the colour scene and had thought y chosen photo would work well with the colours. The photo has most of the colours in it on its on.  



The chipboard I painted with a gesso base and then embossed with a white embossing powder.
I have added faux stitching around some of the layers with a black Pigma pen




The chipboard title was again painted with a gesso base and then I used my Rangers white enamel accents to cover the word. I did this straight from the bottle gently squeezing and filling in the area over the word. It does give a bit of a domed puffy sticker look to it.



The tree comes from the sticker sheet with the '5th& Frolic' collection. I idea is that this is a family tree because the photo is full of members of my family and friends.  




The flower border sticker comes from Kaisercraft Silver Bells sticker sheet. 




I used a Dusty Attic stencil for the butterflies in the background with some texture paste. 




Products used on this layout:

* Dusty Attic chipboard: Treasure the little.... DA16061
* Dusty Attic chipboard: Elegant Swirls #13 DA11332
* Dusty Attic stencil: butterflies
* Corrugated Card: red
* Fancy Pants:  Arctic Chill: Arctic Chill cards
* American Crafts: 5th & Frolic: Aspen Place
* American Crafts: 5th & Frolic: 2nd & Oak
* American crafts: 5th & Frolic: Simplicity Circle
* American crafts: 5th & Frolic: sticker sheet
* Kaisercraft: Silver Bells: Sticker Sheet
* gesso
* white embossing powder
* texture paste
* Prima: Druzzy Stones: Black
* Flowers from Wild Orchis Crafts



SPONSORS We're so excited to have eight generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products.




We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing this Case File is Tuesday, October 31, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Be sure to link your layout using the link tool in the sidebar of the CSI blog, and mention the Evidence and Testimony clues you used. Also, please title your link with your name and country.

Thanks for popping by today, I do hope you will join in with us! 


Ginny :)







Sunday, 1 October 2017

Lets Get Sketchy October 1st

Morning all,

Here we are in October and that means its time for a new challenge at Lets Get Sketchy!

Here is my take on the October 1st sketch.





And here is the October 1st sketch. 






I used Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers. The pale lavender colours in these particular papers where perfect for picking out the lavender woods that DD daughter was having her photo taken in. 

This month I decided to treat myself to a little present and ordered the September Craft Box from Chronicles of Handmade Craft Box.
These are embellishment boxes perfect for mixed media based projects. 
I have used the September box for my embellishments for this layout, only adding some texture paste stencilling in the background and a piece of Wycinanka laser cut chipboard for my title. 


Here are some close ups of my layout.




This piece of lavender lace is gorgeous. I just slotted it under my photo paper layers, which have all been distressed. You can also see the beautiful fish scale patterned gems catching the light and showing all those gorgeous colours in them.




The flowers and leaves complimented each other and the layout bringing out the background colours in the photo with the pretty enamel butterfly charm.




The Wycinanka  piece I have simply left in its raw state.




I loved the colours of this butterfly on the stamp, matching the blue and white stripes on DD jumper.




The stencilling with the texture paste was done using a Prima stencil.




 I used a mixture of blues and lavenders in my paper layers to bring out the colours in the photo.




Do pop over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog to see what the other members of the DT created with this sketch. Follow the link below.





I hope you have time to play along with us this month, you could be a winner!


Thanks so much for stopping by and do take time to play along.  Link up your layouts over on the sidebar on the Lets Get Sketchy blog by October 31, 2017

When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog. Also, please make sure you tag us on Instagram @LGSketchy.


Have a lovely weekend!

Ginny  :)








***CSI*** Case FIle #239

Hello All!

So here we are with the first case file for the month of October here at CSI Color Stories Inspiration    which features an awesome Composite Sketch created just for CSI by The Nifty Pixel. This challenge will stay open for the entire month. We've also got a brand-new line up of sponsors, which always makes playing even sweeter!


So, are you ready for the new challenge? Grab you forensics kits, CSI players, and get ready for some serious sleuthing as we open Major Case File No. 239.


Here is my DT inspiration for Case File #239






Here are the details for the case file and the sketch that goes with it.




COMPOSITE SKETCH - Feel free to rotate, substitute elements, etc., but use as inspiration for your page.





All colours used from the Scheme.


My Evidence used:


* solid background
* floral print
* thin stripes
* leaves
* decorative border
* speech bubble
* wood
* circles
* washi tape


My Testimony Used:

* Presentation: Handwrite your journaling






My layout was based on a solid background. My layer paper I tore to fit in the 12x12 solid background with a torn division down the page slightly off centre.
I used papers from 2 different companies, Glitz Design: Wild And Free (horse paper) 
and Carta Bella; Hello Again (journal cards)




I used the journal cards with my photo to create the 4 photo space design from the sketch and they hold the handwritten journaling and the speech bubbles.
The washi tape strip down the torn gap features the thin stripes.




I used a Prima Wood Icon of a log for my wood evidence, mixed in an embellishment cluster with die cut leaves and a burlap flower.




The 4 photo feature using journal cards. My title is a Heidi Swapp Acetate Word placed on top of  a chippie filmstrip piece. 








We're so excited to have eight generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products




We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing this Case File is Tuesday, October 31, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Be sure to link your layout using the link tool in the sidebar on the CSI blog, and mention the Evidence and Testimony clues you used. Also, please title your link with your name and country.

    
Thanks for stopping by today, 


Ginny :)

Friday, 15 September 2017

Let's Get Sketchy mid month challenge

Hello all, 

Here we are with the mid month challenge at Let's Get Sketchy!

We have a lovely sketch for you!


Here is my DT layout interpretation of the sketch.




And here is the sketch............





Here are a few close ups of my layout.




I have used papers from a baby collection by First Edition called 'It's a Girl'!
These are the most adorable papers with the cutest designs! 




I distressed my edges and added lace here and there and a doily to add the shabby chic look. 




I used Prima flowers and some die cut flowers mixed in around the Wycinanka chipboard heart background, that I cut into pieces and used I different places around the layout. 




I used my Prima Metallics semi watercolour cake set with water to create a wash to paint around the main design of the layout, blending it so as not to have abrupt lines and to keep the it looking soft.





I added pieces of cheeseclothe poked into layers which also soften the design.
I have layered two thicknesses and colours of ribbons and then wrapped and tied them around the one oblong paper layer. 




Small details like the peg, shabby wooden hearts and the straw all add to the cute shabby chic feel.




The baby theme was continued with the cute charms added around the layout.




My journaling is on the back of a tag which slots into the side of my layers behind the photo. 
Below is the tag the other way round when it is slotted back into the layout.




Products used on this layout:

* First Edition: Its a Girl!:  12x12 Premium paper pad
* Prima Wild And Free: Flowers #594701
*Prima Junkyard findings: Street Signs #892173
* Prima wood Embellishments: Fairy Rhymes: Pegs #563790
* Prima: Metallic semi watercolour cake set
* Wycinanka: Background Hearts 
* Live & Love Crafts: straw, doily, lace, cheese clothe
* Wild Orchis Crafts: Sweat Heart Blossoms: Ivory
* Embroidery thread
* baby charms

This month's challenges are being sponsored by LawnFawn.


Lawn Fawn is a crafting supply company that specializes in cute, fun, & quirky photopolymer clear stamps, dies, paper, ink and twine! At Lawn Fawn, our goal is to inspire smiles and creativity in you! http://www.lawnfawn.com/

LawnFawn will be giving a $25.00 gift card to the winner of this month's challenges so make sure you play along!



Thanks so much for stopping by and do take time to play along.  Link up your layouts over in the sidebar by September 30, 2017 using the link below.





Ginny  :)