Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy (Inter)National Scrap Weekend!! - Skissedilla 209

Hi Folks!!  I've been busy as a bee, still have oodles to share, and have meant to come back here, but gosh blogging always gets pushed to the I'll do that next and then its all days later and I'm like whoa!

So anyhoo, Happy (Inter)National Scrap Weekend to you!!  I say weekend because I know there are so many events that last all weekend long and the cool thing is you have even longer to get things done!  Are you creating away to your heart's content?  Where are you hanging out?  Lucky enough to have IRL interactions??  Do tell!

Perhaps your mojo needs a boost - I've got just the remedy for that - a super fantabulous sketch from Skissedilla!

Combine this with one of your NSD challenges and you could be well on your way to inspiration galore!

I had so much fun with the sketch this week - using mediums to build up my background and then going town adding a ton of bits and pieces until I was happy with everything being just so.
 I was totally inspired by the swirly background on this sketch and had a lot of fun using several of my favorite mediums to create a playful & colorful take. 

I used lots of ScrapFX leaves and treated them with a string gel technique I haven't used in a good long while.  I'm really delighting in perusing my own work from past times for inspiration and remembering fun techniques - flashback fridays will reappear here!! - gotta get disciplined. I also used a ScrapFX scribble sentiment - gosh I love these!  So many fun new little word pieces to use now - I'm totally smitten.   
 This photo gives you a better idea of the texture created on the background - had lots of fun with my tar gel!!

This shot shows the variation in colors on the leaves a bit better perhaps? Along with the fun cloud/sunshine piece.  Molding paste hearts through a punched paper stencil, then inked up and of course all sorts of bits and pieces :)
 I finally put my Amy Tangerine sewing kit to use and was pleased as punch with this little cloud/sunshine embellishment.  I added watercolors to it and then splattered over it as well.  Fun stuff I tell ya' and didn't take long at all to sew.  Can't wait to use it again. 

So that about wraps it up for this page I could continue on with the detail shots because I do really, really love this page, but I'll spare you.  Ha!  If you're looking for a place to play along with yet for NSD fun head on over to My Sketch World.  There is a Spring Fling crop going on with lots of fun challenges, games, prizes, and I've got a MM challenge posted for you to create a card along with me!  I'll be sharing more on that tomorrow cuz' the crop goes until the 19th so there is time my friends!!

Hope your Sunday is grand and to see you playing along at Skissedilla - take good care!!



  1. Awesome layout!!! Love the stitching on the clouds and sun :)

  2. AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS! I love the treatment of that red patterned paper :)


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