Friday, August 27, 2010

No Sketch This Week...

Because Life has been so hectic. I am still washing machine-less, so all my spare time has been taken up by doing laundry elsewhere. Ugh!

I figured that this was a great week to start adding other sorts of challenges to my blog, so I am starting this week with an Ad Challenge. Pretty much, I Googled "Ads" and looked at what images popped up to see what caught my eye. This particular ad I guess had been banned for some eyelash controversy, but I love the circles behind her, the way the title was done, everything! Even the color scheme is cool! So, my challenge is to use this ad as a "Sketch" of sorts and see what you can come up with. I will post my own take on it as soon as I get a chance to get it done.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rickafrackin Power outage... And a question.

So, the one night where I had time to post some new layouts and sketches, the power goes out. That was Wednesday night. I haven't had time to do anything since then because I've been working late, so cross your fingers that I can get some done tonight.

I also have an idea to those of you that read my blog: Would you enjoy it if I put some other challenges up as well as my sketches? I am thinking of ad sketches, how much is too much, journaling, colors, etc. Let me know in the comments for this post so I can let you in on some of my other creative boosters.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wonderland Adventures

Here's some bonus layouts for today:
On both of these, I used more of the G45 Halloween in Wonderland...
I also used flowers & a pebble from Prima on this one, as well as a random dimensional sticker that I think came from Target.

And on this one, I go these cards in an RAK and thought they would be perfect for this! The tags are 7Gypsies. I also used alphas from the dollar store and a rub-on from Basic Grey.

Major Mojo, reporting for duty!

I have been ultra-inspired this week! I like to chalk it up to a blast of creativity, but I think I am also going to credit all my new stuff!I don't have a ton of it, but just a few new papers & I am going through my old stash like mad, now, so I can use it with my new stuff! I also have a (sort of) tutorial for you today as well as some really fun layouts and a sketch!
First off, the tutorial. Unfortunately, it's a written tutorial, because I didn't think to take pictures while I was making this particular item.I am talking about the ribbon flower on this layout:
You will definitely be seeing these on my layouts more in the future because it was so simple to make, and it gives me a use for all those adorable spools of ribbon that I buy because I love them and then don't end up using them.
To make these flowers:
  1.  Cut a piece of ribbon about 6" long from your spool
  2. Fold the ribbon like you would a fan
  3. Staple in the center of the bundle you have made
  4. Unfold & fan out the edges.
That's it! I adhered it to my page and fixed the button on it with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. I am definitely going to be doing a lot of these... I am also thinking some wide lace would look nice. And can you imagine how gorgeous they would be with a little glimmer mist? I also used papers from October Afternoon and Echo Park, a tag from My Little Shoebox and stickers from Echo Park & Sassafras on this page.

And now, for the sketches!

In the page I did for this, I used papers from Die Cuts With a View (Cardstock) and K & Co. The die-cut journal area is from Lily Bee. The flowers are Prima & Studio 8. The Rub-on is from Basic Grey and the alphas are from Miss Elizabeth's.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mad for Graphic 45

I completed my first layout using the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland line... And I even used one of my sketches!
Here's the sketch:
And here's the layout. I used mostly the G45 papers, but the stripes are from DCWV.

I can't stress how much I love these papers. I've already restocked, though I am disappointed because the one craft store I found that carries them in the area was out of the die cuts:( Guess I'll have to keep checking back, or order online. 

I also have another layout to share. This is a double-pager. I used BoBunny's Jazmyne Terrace on this one, along with strips from DCWV & Rusty Pickle and a journal card from WeRMemory Keeepers and brads from Around the Block. This is also my first foray into using the Core'dinations Cardstock I bought. I think this may be the beginning of another beautiful friendship.

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Don't you just love...

When you have the actual tine to do something and nothing associated with that task cooperates? I wanted to post some sketches yesterday, but none of my art programs would run correctly, so, until I get them working, I can't post any sketches :( - unfortunately, I sketch as I go, so no large notebook full of unused sketches at the moment... maybe I should start?