Saturday, October 15, 2016

Lifes Little moments

Life's little moments....we all have them and we all remember how those little moments help to create a bigger picture.  The second challenge for the month at Let's Scrap Sketches provided me with a great sketch in order to celebrate exactly that one of my life's little moments.

Here is my take on the sketch challenge



I enjoy creating my own backgrounds and building layers.  I started by stamping a chevron pattern in white paint, I wanted it to stand out rather than soak into the paper. 

Then I started layering on top of this.  I used a stamp from Kaisercraft Scrap yard along with a stampin up alpha roller stamp.  I concentrated the roller stamp around the edges so as to create a sense of a boarder to the page.
I added triangles from the Kaisercraft Attitude range, sewing these in place and leaving the threads for texture.  I again then used the stampin up roller stamp and went over the top of some of these.

 Thanks for reading my blog post - hope you have found a little something to help inspire you!

Product list:
Kaisercraft - Scrap yard papers and stamp - Attitude papers - Chevron Stamp
Stampin up Alpha roller stamp



Saturday, October 1, 2016

H2O Babies

It's that special time again.....the reveal of the next sketch for the Let's Scrap sketches challenge.
So here it is.......

And my take on this one.....

I saw a tutorial the other day for some card backgrounds and this sparked my inspiration for my layout background.  While the tutorial itself was more colour saturated, I did use the colour application technique from it.  If you are interested to see what I am talking about, go to Jennifer Mcguire ink.

So I started with the ink application using my fingers, then applied some ink to a stamping block spritzing it with water and pressing this down to create a more washy look.  I used the negative of some lettering chipboard and traced around some of the letters to add some interest.  And finally adding some directional stamping and texture paste and this completes my background.




Happy scrapping everyone!