Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sketch Share:

This month over at Memorable Seasons, we were given another great sketch created by Liz Chidester.

I love working with sketches and this one was no exception. Here's the layout I created based on her sketch:
I did some different techniques on this layout, so I took some pictures while I was making it so I could share a short tutorial here on my blog. I started with this awesome paper from the BoBunny Cambridge collection:
I wanted to accent it with some reds and deepen the colors a bit, so I cut a circle from some scrap cardstock, then masked off the circle, and sprayed around it with red mist.
I did the same thing, except repeated with a dark brown color and I used the negative part of the circle as a mask to add color to the center of my page.
Once the paper dried completely, I used my sewing machine to add a zig zag border to the circle.
And here's what the background looked like when I was finished:
Instead of using two pictures, I used a photo my son picked out for his school Rock Star project along with his rough draft words. I love that they were handwritten and edited by him. I added a few strips of coordinating paper from the Cambridge collection to ground my photo and his paper. I tied these strips in with the rest of my layout by stitching them on the machine to match the same circle detail in the center of the layout. My chipboard title was placed on top of the small strips at the top. I also added some small yellow alphabet stickers for the second word of the title.
 Of course, the title for this layout needed to be carried through with some punched star accents. Then I had some fun creating some drama with these little silver stars.
First, I used my glossy accents liquid glue to add tiny dots in a swirl pattern.
Then I used a die cut tool that has a sticky end and a flat end to position a star on each of the dots of glue.
Here's what one of my finished swirls looks like:
And lastly, here are the journaling sections I added to this layout:

Supplies Used:
Bo Bunny Cambridge papers:
Victory Cup Dot
My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Letters: Pearl
American Crafts Thickers: Platforms Yellow Chipboard Letters
EK Success Curvy Cutters: Circle and Exacto Knife
EK Success Border Punch: Binding Edge
EK Success Star Punch (Lg star)
Creative Works (Sm star)
Tsukineko Walnut Ink Antique Spray: Java and Cherry Blossom
Sulyn Industries: Mini Glitter Stars
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Sewing Machine w/ zig zag stitch and black thread
Sketch by Liz Chidester

All products were from my personal stash.


Steph said...

Great layout! Love the stitching.

Christina said...

Awesome layout-thanks so much for sharing all of the details of your process.

Tracy said...

Your Rocked this Layout! ;)

You put a lot of detail in it.

Marcie said...

Awesome layout, just love how you did the background!

Rach H said...

Awesome projects!!!

Gen said...

Love the masking technique and the final product. I would not have selected this paper in it's raw stage but it made me think of paper in a different way.

btw, congrats for being a rock star. Your son is a special kid.

Jingle said...

Very fun layout! I love those little stars!

Anonymous said...

love the star swirl!!

Becky said...

This is soooooo cool! Love all the detail you put in!