Saturday, 25 August 2012

Let's Capture These Sketches: Sketch #146 -- REVEAL!!!

Mm-mm, that's right!  Another week, another sketch!!  Here is the Natalie Roy sketch from which the LCOM Design Team girls were inspired:

Once again, I was lured in by that coffee stain in the background.  However, this time, knowing what photo I want to scrap, I used a snowflake stamp as my coffee stain, to create my background.  Here it is:

Echo Park Paper Co. products for the win!!  As soon as I saw Echo Park's Season's Greetings last year, I knew I had to have it.  It's so traditional, but with some added quirkiness to it.  Love it!!  I also added some American Crafts and October Afternoon alphas, Maya Road wood embellishments, Close to My Heart stamps, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze.  Those clear snowflakes?  I have NO idea!!  So sorry!!  Hee!Hee!

Curious in seeing what the girls came up with at LCOM?  Click on the link below and get prepared to be inspired!!

Let's Capture These Sketches: Sketch #146 -- REVEAL!!!: It's hard to believe that summer is nearly over! It has flown by so fast! It has been one of the most beautiful summers here in New Brunswi...

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Let's Capture These Sketches: Sketch #145 --- REVEAL!!!

Gotta be honest.  It was a think-outta-the-box type of week for me.  And this week's sketch by Natalie Roy at LCOM really through me for a loop:

I actually had to step back from it for a few days in order to figure out what I was going to do with it.  I had to think about this one, had to look at it from another perspective... and then it hit me.  Look at the elements and work them into your design rather than mimic the sketch per say. Once I had that a-ha moment, everything fell into place.  And here is what I came up with:

I have always loved this picture of my oldest sister's family - it was taken at a time where big changes for them were being planned out.  My sister's favourite colour is green and with the sepia tone of the picture, I immediately thought of this old Basic Grey collection - Origins.  I've always loved it and have used it often through the years, being greatly inspired by the amazing Kelly Goree.  I only have odds and ends left of the collection and I now needed a non-Origins 12X12 piece for my background.  Once upon a time, this would have set off a scrappy panic attack, but I have learned to love to mix and match products on layouts.  So, off I went into my neutral/generic bag of mix-matched papers and found this old October Afternoon print that matched perfectly.  I was so happy!!  I added a piece of Pink Paislee Mistables paper (I like it so much as is, that I have yet to try spraying it!!), some Prima flowers and bling (that particular line of bling is my all-time favourite! EVER!!), Maya Road pins, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze (but of course!), and Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text.  Oh! And who can forget that good ol' piece of ripped cardboard?  I hadn't done that in a long time!!  Love it!!

Now, for those of you who know me best, d'you notice?  NO STITCHING!!  I stapled instead!!  With the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Stapler.

And those alphas?  Basic Grey chipboard alphas that I have had in my scrappy stash since the very beginning... almost 4 years and counting... Still love them!!

If you want some amazing inspiration, click on the link below.  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G inspiration from an awesome group of layout designers!!

Let's Capture These Sketches: Sketch #145 --- REVEAL!!!: This week's awesome sketch is brought to you by the lovely Natalie Roy ! The ladies on the team have really outdone themselves and have som...

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Let's Capture These Sketches: Sketch #144 --- REVEAL!!!

Another week, another reveal!!  Six weeks have gone by since I started the LCOM Sketch Design Team!!!  Time sure flies when you're having fun... :)

This week's sketch was by Natalie Roy:

I was instantly drawn to the paint splatter in the background and the stamped handwriting accents.  With that in mind, here is what I came up with:

I am truly having a love affair with Studio Calico's Aboard collection.  I absolutely love its colours and prints.  And all those accessories!!  The collection goes with anything and everything!!  Proof?  I added some Stampin' Up corduroy buttons, Ranger Adirondack paint dabbed circles, Tim Holtz stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, and my ever so favourite hand-stitching.

Do you want to see some awesome layouts with this super sketch?  Click on the link below and be prepared to be amazed!

Let's Capture These Sketches: Sketch #144 --- REVEAL!!!: Woohoo, it's Friday!!! :)) And that means another fabulous reveal day!!! We have a very cool sketch this week created by Natalie Roy! Enj...

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Let's Capture These Sketches: Sketch #143 --- REVEAL!!!

It's that time again!  LCOM revealed another set of great page designs based on a sketch created by one of its sketch artists.  This week, we had the pleasure to work with a  JJ Sobey sketch.

I discovered JJ's sketches through LCOM and I have quickly become a big fan of hers.  Her sketches are easy to interpret and totally up for a custom-fit design, may it be just like the sketch or using it as a starting point to see where it will take you.  Here is what I came up with:

See?  Wanting to scrap this picture of my oldest niece, I replaced the extra spots for photos in JJ's sketch and replaced them with blocks of patterned paper.  What's that paper?  A lot of Crate Paper from the Random and Paper Doll collections!  I also added some Prima goodies and mixed and matched some alphas from Prima, October Afternoon, K&Company and My Little Shoebox.  And who can forget that straight-up from the stationary store paper clip in the upper right-hand corner?  Everyday stuff lying around in your house can really be great embellishments!!

For lots more inspiration, click on the link below and head on over to the LCOM reveal. Enjoy!!

Let's Capture These Sketches: Sketch #143 --- REVEAL!!!: Can you believe that it is August already!?!?!? Summer is just flying by way too fast! I hope you are all having an amazing summer and fitt...

Paper Bead Tutorial with Echo Park Paper Expert Lowri McNabb

I love finding neat, new ways of using my scrapbooking stash.  This idea, posted by Lowri McNabb on the Echo Park Paper Blog, is AWESOME!!  It's the perfect way to always have a piece of scrapbooking with you, wherever you go.  And talk about great gifts straight from your scraproom!!  Enjoy!