Sunday, June 16, 2013

Our Story

Time for another reveal at My Creative Sketches! This month's sketch is yet another beautiful one, and for my DT project, I've created this layout of our family using KaiserCraft's Miss Empire Collection. Here's a look at the sketch.

I've flipped my layout to a mirror image of the sketch. I wanted lots of texture and dimension for the layout, so I water distressed the paper edges, and also added lace and burlap to it. To give it a 3-D look, I used pop-up foam dots for the photo, hand-cut pieces, and flowers, and did lots of layering of the embellishments.

Here are some close-ups.

Thanks so much for dropping by, and do hop on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and a look at the awesome prize this month!

And I also just want to wish all the wonderful dads out there a very happy Father's Day!
Materials used:
Patterned Papers - KaiserCraft - Miss Empire Collection - Domain, Regent, Ancestry, Steampunk; Prima Marketing - Ledger 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Die Cut Shapes - KaiserCraft - Miss Empire Collection - Collectables
Sticker - KaiserCraft - Miss Empire Collection - Sticker Sheet
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Cabriole (Almond, Aqua), Perles (Rondelle Collection, Tea-Thyme Collection), Charme Rose (Meadow Lark Collection), Timido (Rondelle Collection), Paper Market Limited Edition 2011 (Romance Mix)
Crystals - Toga - Rhinestones; Mark Richards Crystal Stickers - Clear Stones
Alphas - American Crafts - Paper Market Alpha-Bites - Cookie Oreo (Black)
Lace - Jolee's Boutique - Lace Borders
Cameo - Webster's Pages - Perfect Accents Collection - New Beginnings Bulk Pack
Edge Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts - Doily Lace Edge Punch, Vintage Floral Punch Around The Page Set
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Others - Burlap
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Life's Journey - Burlap Panel

Here's another burlap panel I had played with. I created this piece as a gift for a friend, who is about to embark on the next stage in his career. Wishing him only the very best in his Life's Journey!

Materials used:
Burlap Panel - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection - District Market Burlap Panel (Bare, 6in x 8in)
Patterned Papers - K & Company - Life's Journey Designer Paper Pack
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics (White)
Metal Embellishments - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Muse Tokens, Sprocket Gears, Word Bands; from own stash
Overlay - Tattered Angels - Glimmer Glass Transparent Overlays - Tattered Traveler - Clear Destination
Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Gift Box Chipboard Stickers (Black)
Stamps - Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection Clear Stamps - The Journey
Inks - Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Twine - Kokuyo
Others - Corrugated Cardboard
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots