I've been wanting to play along with Canadian Scrapbooker's It's a Sketchy Challenge for a long time now, but I kept forgetting about it when it came time to find a sketch. When I saw this one I knew it would be perfect for the picture of my sis and I in Vegas with some seriously funny sunglasses on!
Now you don't have to be Canadian to enter this challenge, but if you want a chance to be published in the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine, you have to use at least one Canadian manufacturer on your layout. I had some Harmonie papers from last year, and a gorgeous Harmonie stamp from when I was in the Stamp of the Month club at Creative Accents that I hadn't ever inked up, so I thought it was the perfect time to use both of them!
Here's my take on the sketch:
I had a hard time getting a decent picture of this layout...the natural light here has been kinda sketchy...
I made those flowers by die cutting some paper towel, stamping a script stamp randomly on the layers and then I put all the die cut flowers in a pile and sprayed a few different colours of mist on them...then I crumpled them up, and dried them with my heat gun...I'm kinda loving them :)
The punched circles were made from a manilla file folder. I stamped the Harmonie stamp with a paint dauber, dried it, then sprayed it with a couple different Dylusions sprays, then punched them out...kinda loving this too!
The faux stitching was done with my Picket Fence Distress marker. It's so fun using this on dark or kraft paper. When you first write with it, it doesn't show up, then magically, it appears! It's kinda like those invisible markers I had when I was a kid...fun fun :)
I made this layout for the Memorable Seasons "Last Scrapper Standing" week 4 challenge: Paint (Yup! I'm still in the running...although I'm not sure for how long...there are some seriously creative ladies playing along!)
Well there you have it! Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate you taking the time to come over and visit!