Sunday, August 14, 2011

2Peas Stretch Your Sketch- July/August

I decided to play along with Jennifer Gallacher's "Stretch Your Sketch" class over at 2Peas this month. This is the sketch she challenged us with...

I was particularly taken by Jennifer's version of the sketch...

Anyway, here's my humble take on the sketch challenge...

There was the added challenge to add shimmer and shine to our layout so I played with American Crafts New Pow Blue Glitter paper and DCWAV white glitter cardstock. Also used some foil Alphas for my title for added shine. Fun stuff! Anyway, thanks for the inspiration Jennifer. You rock and I adore your style! :)

Kraft Cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Yankee Doodle Papers
American Crafts Pow Glitter Paper
DCWAV Glitter Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Star Dies
EK Success Edger Punch
Doodlebug Buttons
Silhouette Banner Shape
Spellbinders Circle Dies
American Crafts Thickers
American Crafts Alpha Rub-ons
Ribbon & Star Buttons (craft supply)

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Happy Bumblebee Card

My oldest started her first day of overnight church camp today.  At least for now my ears are enjoying the vacation from screaming and fighting between her and her little sister, but I wanted to hurry up and make her a special card to mail her while she's at camp.  She's extremely shy and after over 3 years at our church she still hasn't found a little girl to connect with.  Last year she went and was miserable (they took an entire bus full of kids, but there was no other girl in her grade and she hated the food and the dirty gross bathrooms).  This year they're trying a new camp and it was a super tiny group--only her, 2 other girls and 2 boys so I am hoping and praying that is the perfect combination for her to finally make some lasting friendships at church.  She actually tends to fall back from large crowds so it may be just what she needs.  Anyway, I thought I would share the card I made her today...

I did a tiny bit of airbrushing on the white background along the edges with my copic marker to sort of help frame the image. The papers are completely ancient scraps I found in my scrap file--In fact the scalloped edge was left over from some picture frames I had made earlier out of the same paper. I ended up tracing the edges with a sharpie over a piece of scratch paper to give them the same outlined feel as the stamped images. Stamps are by Hero Arts "Be Happy" stamp set. Glossy Accents and stickels glitter glue were added to the butterfly wings and flower center.

Thanks for peeking. :)
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