Sketch Challenges 2014

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Love That - Nadia Cannizzo

Well good morning. I am hoping you are all well and creating up a storm. 

I have one more creation to show you today. This time it is for The Dusty Attic and I must admit to using the same colour scheme I used for my other April project this month. What can I say, I am a tad addicted to the combination of the STUNNING new releases from The Dusty Attic, 9th Wave collection by 7Dots Studio, and the Industrial Chic collection by Lindy's Stamp Gang.

"Love That" 

OK OK ... so let me tell you as much as I LOVED the combination I mentioned above, well this layout almost ended up in the bin. I think I tried to do too much and it ended up looking too buy. So what's a girl to do with little time to create anything else AND hearing the baby stir on her sleep which meant I probably wouldnt get back to this for a few days??? well.. God's gift to stressed out mums.. "GESSO"  LOL Yes, once everything had dried and once baby settled again for a few more minutes, I applied white GESSO all over the stenciled background and started again. Thank you dear God :) 

Here are some closeups..

Materials List
From The Dusty Attic

Number Grid small Love this, Love that arrows Dusty In Bloom Grassy Knoll
    Number Grid small (DA1071)           Love This, Love That Arrows (DA1074)  Grassy Knoll (DA0809)

Paper: 7 Dots Studio: 9th Wave collection
Stencil: Prima Marketing: 12x12 Bubbles
Colour: Lindy's Stamo Gang: Industrial Chic Collection , Viva Decor: Precious Metal Colour - Turquoise

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Monday, 14 April 2014

LOVE - April Sketch - Vicky Alberto

Hi everyone
Today Vicki is on the blog showing us her take on this months sketch challenge
 Her layout is so pretty with a Stunning photo

You can enter  HERE at the ning site 

You can see more details
 (especially of that gorgeous stamping) 

Thanks for joining us today 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Re-Vamping with Vicky Alberto

It's never too late to add Dusty Attic chipboard to a project. Have you ever looked back at some of the first layouts you ever created and thought "not a bad START but..."? That's how I feel about a lot of my first projects. These two that I'm sharing today begged me to polish them up. I updated each of them with an extra distressed paper layer, tons of beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard, plus a few other embellishments too.

I spattered the chipboard with 3 fabulous Dusty Attic paints.
Dusty Attic products added: 
Leafy frame set (DA0605)
Big bro title (DA0172)
Mini scrolls (DA0685)
Bridal veil blooms (DA0805)
Navajo white paint (DA0903)
Faded denim paint (DA0913)
Mountain meadow paint (DA0916)

Some of the most common things we do as new scrapbookers is put limited layers and few textures or details on our layouts. Often our design concept/composition is good but we fail to add the extras that turn them from flat to fabulous. I was no exception to this when I started this hobby (almost 5 years ago). A few simple changes can drastically improve the look of your project.

I painted and stamped over all of the chipboard pieces.
Dusty Attic products used:
Corner flourish #3 (DA0623)
Monarch Butterfly (DA0819)
Baroque corners (DA0543)
Navajo white paint (DA0903)

I know you're curious how those projects looked before I updated them so here is a peek. One good thing about being a "newbie" scrapper was the fact that I had poor adhesive and cheap sticker letters - so it made some things easy to remove from these layouts.

Hopefully this blog post inspires you to re-visit some of your old creations. Thanks for taking the time to view my projects today!

Vicky Alberto

Sunday, 6 April 2014

"Window" Double layout - Helena Johansson

Hi everybody!
 Today I have something unique to share - my very first double layout.
Yes, it's true, I have been scrapbooking for over 7 years and just made my first double!
I had so much fun creating this, but I also struggled a bit trying to get the
two pages to go well together.
I have worked with Maja Designs beautiful Autumn Vintage Basic collection,
 and of course lots and lots of amazing Dusty Attic chipboard.
Something I rarely do on my layouts: journaling. For this doublepager I wrote a
 few sentences, since I had so much more space than I'm used to :)

I painted all the Dusty Attic chipboard with white gesso, and then I inked with
 pewter ink here and there.
And now I have lots of more close-ups for you. You will find a complete list of the
Dusty Attic product used in the bottom of this post.

Dusty Attic Products used:
Window Flower box (DA0987)
Window with Shutters (DA0792)
Ivy Corners (DA1018)

Friday, 4 April 2014

Retreat Sketch Challenge Layouts

Like I said,,,,, What a job we had picking a winner from this bunch of creative layouts. It was really hard and in hindsight we probably could of had some Runner's up prizes.
Check these out!!
Nadia from Once Upon A Sketch let us have her April
sketch to do - Now these ladies can go and enter on her Challenge Blog as well

Narelle's Sketch Entry

Rhonda's Entry

Stacey's Entry
(just a little side note here - Jen Burns thought Stacey should
 win just because of the photo she used! and
 Tina Dalton thought she should win because of the glass of wine
Stacey bribed her with "good fun") 

Karen's Entry

Sue's Entry

Margaret's Entry

Michelle's Entry

Tarryn's    Entry

And the Winner is,,,,,

Jen's Entry

Thanks so much for all your fantastic entries girls. Don't forget there is a sketch challenge every month over here, with a fantastic Dusty prize going to the winner. Come play. As they say, 'you've got to be in it to win it' ;)