My layout for this week's Round Robin over at Swirlydoos. I swear these are some of my favorite challenges, and boy do they push the comfort zone.
I used supplies from March's kit to create this. Paper is all Prima. The twist this month was lots of handmade swirls etc. I altered my 3 pieces of Dusty Attic chipboard, and made my swirls using Liquid Pearls (love it).
The picture is my Great Grandparents in 1973. My middle daughter has been doing a family tree project at school and I have been pulling out lots of old family photos for her. I am so lucky my family has always been prolific picture takers.
We are dealing with my Father in Law dying right now, and in between the numerous discussions about death I have been having with my girls I needed to make something light and happy.
I have a friend's art journal in my possession and decided that was where I would play today.
The background is made using collaged dictionary pieces, covered with a Golden Glaze. Then laid over a Crafter's Workshop Stencil a spray with Memories Mist. Removed Stencil and sprayed Glimmer Mist in yellow.
Used a plaid Stencil for the circles, cut up a doily and sprayed with Memories mist & glimmer Mist in yellow. Yellow is not a color I typically choose but it seemed to lighten my mood and so it was used.
I seem to be on a roll with Sketchy Thursdays sketch challenges. And this week it's sponsored by Addicted to Scrapbooking. Yippee!
The youngest dd's class ended early today, didn't make sense to drive home only to turn back. I brought 4 pieces of paper, some ink, sheet of letter stickers and a punch and the weekly sketch. Found an empty classroom and went to work.
The patterned paper is all My Mind's Eye, letter stickers are Jenni Bowlin.
Our yearly visit to Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. A must stop every time we are near.
After making my latest scrapbook layout I had a few scraps left on my desk. I also had a sort of ATC on my desk I had whipped up when trying my gelatos & shimmerz together. Not fancy enough to be a full fledged ATC but too pretty to get rid of.
Lucky for me I needed to make a birthday card for Anne (Happy Birthday Anne).
I took scraps of Prima and Basic Grey paper and just layered til I was happy. The ATC in the center was made using Gelatos by Faber Castell, Stencil by Club Scrap, and lots of Shimmerz paints for extra bling. The small stamp is Stampin Up and to finish it off I had a super small piece of ZVA Crystals flourish left over from my layout. It turned into a perfect swirl for my dragonfly.
Got a page done this morning before we head off to soccer.
My middle daughter's birthday is Feb 14-Valentine's Day. While I did want to acknowledge it I didn't want the hearts to dominate the layout.
I covered 4 chipboard hearts with Distress Ink and Utee. The background of the paper is done on Basic Grey using Pan Pastels (tell you I am loving them) and Crafters Workshop Stencil. Cut up some bling to get the swirls I wanted and used some flowers found in my stash.
Perfect layout for an 11 year old (at least that's what she said)
So I ordered a selection of Pan Pastels from Dick Blick after everyone was raving about them on Scrapbook News and Review.
OH MY GOD!!!! I don't know why I hadn't ordered these before. The coloring of chalk application like paint. Definitely going to be my new "go to" item. All other chalk pastels in my possession are heading up to the High School as a donation. Seriously-try them and you'll be hooked as well.
Pulling them out to play I decided to use them in a friends Art Journal Signature (for a swap I am hosting over at PAO). I used some Crafters Warehouse & Club Scrap Stencils, Pan Pastels and a quote printed on vellum. The butterflies are made using a House of 3 scrap piece, sprayed with 2 glimmermist colors and Stampin Up butterfly die.