Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Goodbye Toys 'R Us! @ Let's Get Sketchy

Hello! From time to time, I took my grandsons Brian & Talan to Toys 'R Us "just because" (just because I am the "Gammy!" and it was FUN! LOL!).  Now, they are closing...it's just … SAD! I got this specialty paper last summer at the convention and it worked perfectly with this sketch @ (click & go) -> LET'S GET SKETCHY.  This is the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches.  Take a look-hope you can join us!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Super Sweet Grandson Moment @ Creative Embellishments

Hello! I came across these 3 SELFIE photos of me & my grandson, Brian.  I knew I had better put them on paper before I forgot the SWEET story, which is on this page!  It's still early in July so you have 3+ weeks to join in this month's challenge @ (click & go) -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  The winner will receive $50 in their fabulous products!  Hope to see you join us there!

MY LAYOUT:
CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS USED:
Nested Triangles:  I used Tim Holtz distress paint and cut 2 of them to fit around the words: treasure & memories.  Smile Flairs: Place with the word "special" on the 3rd photo and attached to the journaling lower left.

Here are some Close-Ups:


Thanks, so much, for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wine tasting @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello! Summer is in full swing and it's a new month-AUGUST (already?!?!?!)  There is a new monthly challenge @ (click & go) -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  Be inspired by the following photo and the twist is to use something reflective. We hope you can join us for a chance to win $50 in their fabulous products!

THE INSPIRATION:
I looked at this photo and the romantic in me came out...I pictured 
this couple on their way to have a glass of wine in the local pub.

and so, I created a set of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs):
There is  die cut slider with a tag inside.
Creative Embellishments Products Used:  
Wine Glasses:  I colored the wine in the glass w/ a Sharpie, for the stem I used Gold Liquid pearls and then coated the whole wine glass with Glossy Accents.
Ivy Sprigs:  I cut them to fit these small cards, used Tim Holtz Green distress paint and then sporadic "lines" of green stickles for added dimension.

SOME CLOSE-UPS:

Thanks for stopping by!




Kite Flying @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello!  This is my niece, Marrah, age 5, doing a fantastic job of flying her kite!  She's into mermaids too, so there is complete joy in these fun days with her mom at the local park.  I absolutely LOVED the 1st of 2 monthly sketches @ (click & go) -> LET'S GET SKETCHY.  I felt I was able to really get creative with it and I actually really like the way this turned out!  I hope you will have some time to join in this month!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!


Monday, July 16, 2018

Home Sweet Home @ Creative Embellishments

Hello!  I really had fun making these Artist Trading Cards, very different from other cards I have created.  I loved the mini houses and created the cards around them!  This set of cards will be traded with others all over this country later this year.  So-you still have 2 WEEKS for join this month's challenge @ (click & go) -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS and a chance to win $50 in their wonderful and reasonable products!  Hope to see you there!

ARTIST TRADING CARDS:

CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS USED:  
Mini Houses:  I left 1 natural, the others I used a brown sharpie and sanded them after.  Sun:  I used Tim Holtz distress paint in mustard and then yellow stickles around the edges.

SOME CLOSE-UPS:

Thanks for stopping by!