Monday, May 23, 2011

Frosted Designs and Scrapbooker’s Anonymous


Hello blogland! I hope the weather where you are is treating you a bit better than it is here! It’s been raining all day today! I’ve been trying not to complain about the rain because we had so many fires last summer, but I think I’d like to order just a little bit of sun to go with that rain!


On a dryer note, I was inspired to create a layout for frosted designs’ Sketch Along Tuesdays when I saw the sweet sketch for this week’s challenge.



I also wanted to play along with Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenge this month to use your stamp stash. They want you to make a background paper with your stamps as well as 3 stamped embellishments. I was pretty excited about this challenge because buying stamps is my guilty pleasure, but I don’t use them nearly as often as I should, so I jumped at the chance to get inky!


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I know that my layout doesn’t look much like the sketch, but it was totally inspired by it…so that’s all I have to say about that! lol


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The phrase above the picture is one of my stamped embellies, I stamped it with Stayz On on some acetate packaging and then stapled it onto my layout with my trusty tiny attacher.


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The clock was stamped with Walnut Distress Ink, then embossed with Distress embossing powder in Vintage Photo. I love the shabby texture you get with the Distress powder!


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The third embellishment is the “family” tag. I used the same technique with this one as the clock. I’m happy to say that I used this stamp set the very same day I bought it! It’s a new one from MME, and the background paper I made was stamped from that set as well. To make the background paper I stamped the pretty flower in lines, embossed them then I inked the paper with walnut distress ink. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out!


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These butterflies were cut from a Tim Horton’s coffee sleeve using my Tim Holtz die, then I sprayed it with some Mister Huey’s and Glimmer Mist. I love the way they look like they’re flying off the page!


I hope you like it!!


Don’t forget to play along with us over at Creative Accents and create something with a party theme! You don’t have to live in Williams Lake to play along, and there’ll be a prize involved, so you’ll want to come out and play!


There’s also some fabulous sketches going on this month at Sketches In Thyme, so don’t forget to check them out too and get inspired!


I hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!


22 comments:

ms.espresso said...

hey, it resembles the sketch! Fab take on it, I love the stamped details and all the textures, You've showcased that photo beautifully, I love it!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Sarah..your interpretation of the sketch is awesome and very inspiring indeed!!!...Great distressing job done too.. and I heart your photo..so sweet...BLISS... Thank you so much for playing along with US over at scrapbookers Anonymous... love to see there again... hugs...xoxo

Hill Top Creations said...

Lovely lay out such a great picture you are creating some wonderful scrapbook memories. Take Care

Karen Williams said...

That's gorgeous- love all the elements you have stamped and used and the colours are so pretty- So glad you played with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous

Joni Parker said...

I can see the sketch inspiration there!! Love how you took it and ran with it...that's what it's all about...and your layout is beautiful!!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

JulieJ said...

Who says you have to stick rigidly to a sketch - it's just a starting point. and in your case you ended up somewhere beautiful. It's gorgeous.

scrappingmom73 said...

Hi Sarah! I think your layout is great. I love all your extra touches....the stamping, the distressing, and the embossing. I think a sketch is meant to inspire you and that's what it did. Well done! I'll thank you from both Scrapbookers Anonymous and Frosted Designs! So glad you're playing along with us! :)
Lydia

Graphicat said...

I totally see the sketch girl! I love this! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Your pages always make me MISS scrapbooking! Those stamped embellies are just FAB!
Hugs
Cheri

Anne Pennington said...

Sarah - this is gorgeous!! What a great interpretation of the sketch, and what a great interpretation of our challenge! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!

Lea said...

Gorgeous layout, what a fantastic picture! Love the rough edges and your stamped embellies! Wow and all the embossing looks awesome! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful LO, love the embossing and butterflies . Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.xxx

jennyevans said...

I love this layout! And I love your attention to detail! You did an amazing job!!

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww! I loveeeeeeeee this! I love love love the layers and all the distressing! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tanya S said...

OMG this is fab hun!! I really love the color combo.I think you pulled the sketch off perfectly!!And using stamps,huh!!?Great..I gotta do that.Great idea with the butterflies.Who knew coffee could be so rewarding!!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous layout!! Love all of the details! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays Challenge!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just absolutely gorgeous! LOVE everything! I might have to use that sketch as well! :)

li-bee-ti said...

Awesome layout! I do find the sketch in your lo... LOL
Great colors and I love all the distressing, tearing and vintage embellishments.
Thank your for playing with us at Sketch Along Tuesday @ Frosted Designs.

Theresa said...

fantastic take on that sketch. and all the stamping is awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

Nikki said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the distressing! So CUTE! Thanks for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Challenge! :)

Elisabetta e Noemi said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!! terrific page! love all the details!
Eli (SA)
http://scrap-colors.blogspot.com/

Elisabetta e Noemi said...

great page, so full of details!
Eli (SA)
http://scrap-colors.blogspot.com/