Oct 29, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy Challenge (Oct 2012)

We have our toes on the finish line of the "Great Basement Reno 2012" and my scrappy stuff has paid penance and has been released from purgatory. The family room is set up again, complete with a functional craft area. I am not one to shut myself away to work on projects, so my table in the middle of the room is again my happy place!

With the return of my scrap table, I have been able to play again. I am feeling kind of rusty, like I have not exercised my play muscles enough.  But I played anyway, and came up with a kind of blindingly bright layout for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine's October Sketch.

Cardstock: Bazzill; Ink: Clearsnap; Stamp: fontwerks (CDN); Masks: Prima, Heidi Swap; Washi Tape: Recollections; Letter Stickers: Heidi Swapp; Pen: American Crafts; Punches: Fiskars, EK Success, Martha Stewart. 

What fun I had creating this!  I used a large heart mask for the background, and inked the heart as well as the surrounding area with a bright ink and an ink applicator. Then I stamped through a brick pattern stencil with a small patterned stamp by fontwerks (how I miss this company!!!), embossed that and threw some glitter in for good measure.  The fabric rosette I made while working for Westcott at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival this fall with the magazine. I did the make and take, where we turned these little cuties into rings!  (More on that another day, I promise.)

This is one of the pictures from our Quebec trip this summer.  One of the last days of our holiday, in Old Quebec, on the walkway overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

And that was so fun, I decided to do another!  I love sketches to get me going, especially when I am feeling as unexercised creatively as I have been. So, here is 'the sketch: take 2'!

Patterned Paper: Quick Quotes; Letters: Pink Paislee, Sassafrass Lass; Flowers and Metal: Prima; Art Deco Glass Effects Gel; Acrylic Tiles Harmonie (CDN) 

This is Avery's halloween costume from last year. She wanted to dress as one of the characters from Monster High, but we couldn't find anything that matched the picture in her head (*sigh*), so she decided that she would make up her own character!  We talked about different mythical witches, monsters and scary imaginings and she finally settled on Baba Yaga's daughter. I mean really, who wouldn't want to live in a house perched on chicken legs?  And we had a lot of fun putting together spooky-cute details for her costume.  Hello? Spiders in the hair! Hand and foot bones rattling on the hem of her skirt! A crow for a pet! A dog collar necklace! Cool spiderweb makeup!

See the spider webs on the layout? I made those with the Viva Decor Art Deco Glass Effects pen- love this stuff!