Saturday, November 19, 2011

The gang

Whew, what a busy week!  I almost missed the second challenge of My Creative Sketches' Big Sketch Contest.  The deadline of submission of entries is November 20 (midnight est time USA) and I finished my layout just now.

Anyway, to be in for the contest, you must follow this sketch designed by Kim Keane.

Here's my masterpiece:

The Webster's Pages' Let's Celebrate line helped me bring this layout into existence so easily.  I love the bright and happy colors that match my daughter's picture.

As you can see, I followed every detail of the sketch:  the position was retained; the picture, title and journaling were made visible in their original place;  the vertical and horizontal boxes as well as the scallops on the right side remained in their position;  the x x x in the left side of the picture was made clear with the use of native string (see below).

Here are some details for you to appreciate:

The four sides were painted with an acrylic paint before I coated with Glimmer Glam.

Lately, I've been hooked into masking.   This time, I used the Feathers template from The Crafter's Workshop.

This fence die cut was first coated with Gesso then painted with Crackle Paint before I finished with the Tattered Angel's Glimmer Glam.  I enjoyed doing this stuff!  You might also want to try this with your projects in the future...

Would you like to know what's up for grabs?  Drum roll please...  This gorgeous kit!!!

I hope the DT will pick my entry this time (crossed fingers)...

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Love lots!


  1. Oh, this is just so cute! I adore that fun photo and your masking is fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along!

  2. Beautiful the photo!! Thanks for playing along!!

  3. Such a gorgeous page, I love all the techniques you have used and the laced string is fab!
    Thanks for joining in.