Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sketches In Thyme Take #91

It's my turn to share my take on Sketches in Thyme's Take #91 sketch today.
Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it. I chose to create a single layout and used mostly the left side as my inspiration.  It ended up taking a life of it's own. 
Thanks for stopping by.  It's not to late to participate with this month's sketches.  We'd love to see what you create!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Thought on Burlap

Today over at Thinking Through Design we are talking about Burlap.  Burlap is such a fun way to add texture to your layout.  There are some fabulous ideas shared on the TTD blog this week. 

  When I think of burlap for some reason, I think of fall. And maybe that's because the burlap colors I had were in orange and browns. So I finally decided this challenge would be great to scrap these Harvest dance photos of my daughter. I had considered making fall leaves out of the burlap but once I got it all out and started playing with it, I decided to make these fun circle elements and add buttons on them as well as to create a layered flower with them. I then cut out some simple leaves, pulled out my green embroidery floss and created a few "veins" on my leaves. I added the orange strip across the left side of the layouts as well as the little banner/pennant to the top right to create texture throughout the layout. Don't forget how much interest is added, especially on straight cuts, when you pull one or two of the strings off of each side, like you see on the orange strip, making it look frayed. I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge and was thankful for the fun reminder to get this wonderful product out of the draw and use it! 

We'd love to have you share your take on using burlap with us!  Be sure and link to our TTD blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Party Time

It's Party time at Scrap-Friendzy!  We are in the middle of celebrating our 5th Birthday!  Be sure and stop by as we are posting 20 challenges this month and would love for your to come play along with us! 

This week the challenge I issued was to use the Scrap-Friendzy site as a color palette inspiration. And if you look at the home page you'll see a hint of lime green added as well. 

 So create a layout using the colors of Black, White, Pink and Lime Green. 

Here is my layout using this color combo.  I even found a fun chandelier on a very old paper I had. 
I also had a chance to create using this challenge by Jean to
We are going to use

5 pattern papers,
5 flowers,
5 buttons,
5 stickers,
and 5 pieces of washi tape or ribbon.
Here is my take.  The sketch is from Colorful Creations.
And I also completed this fun sketch challenge by Kathy. 
I also combined it with a color challenge at Color Creations. 

And here is my take using my new Simple Stories Harvest Lane
Be sure and stop by and join in our Birthday Bash challengez
We'd love to have you play along with us!


Sketches in Thyme Take 90

It's sketchy thyme again!  Time for a new sketch - take 90 at Sketches in Thyme

And here is my take on it.  This is me this year for my birthday.  I used Crate Paper Pretty Party. 
Be sure and stop by and share your take on this sketch for a chance to be a GDT member.  Thanks for stopping by!