Tuesday 20 May 2014

Framed: Sketchabilities 115

Once again, Sketchabilities has provided a wonderful inspiration. This was my second outing using Close to My Heart products, this time the "Free to be Me" promotional pack on special limited offer last month. The photos are from a NewYear's Eve/New Year's party just past and as soon I saw the sketch, I knew they were the photos to use.

Here's the sketch.

And here's my take on it:

Some details

Supplies List
Papers: Bazzill white, selection of papers from CTMH "Free to be Me" promotional pack.
Stamps and Inks: CTMH True Life, Distressed Backgrounds and Balloon Talk, SU French Foliage (for the rain splatter effect), SU Pool Party and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Barn Door.
Dies and Punches: SU square framelits, Provocraft Olivia alphabet, office hole punch.
Other: Dimensionals, JAC paper.

Monday 19 May 2014

A Clean and Simple Card

I am really pleased with this card and have made it in a couple of colours but I like the blue best and I've experimented with various ways of adding a sentiment. The cirlce and scallped circle combination has ended up being my favourite.

I embossed the flowers onto vellum and coloured them in from behind to give a soft colour. The circle embossing folder I got as a free gift from the SU special occasions catalogue and I've used it for lots of things already as it's such a versatile design. The leaf sizzlit was the very first thing I ever bought from Stampin' Up and it's more than paid for itself - I even begin to wonder if it is possible for such things to wear out.

What I like best about this card is the simple harmony and sense of balance.

This is for the Paper Players Challenge, 17 May 2014

Grandma's Close to my Heart

I recently discovered that there was a Close to My Heart agent living in the area and this is the first thing I've used the items for. This is one of the few existing photos of both of my children's grandmothers in the same place. Not quite sure of the year, but it is most probably 1987. I like the vintage feel of these papers and because of the ornate nature of the base paper, I've kept the layout quite simple.

Supplies list
CTMH Skylark paper pack and Skylark assortment, True to Life stamp set, Distress background stamp, SU Scallop top tag punch, Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage photo, Provocraft Red Tag Sale dies, Martha Stewart lace edge punch, Lagoon Zip Edge ribbon.