Friday, March 4, 2011

Cousins ~ SOUS 3-04-2011

Yay, it's Friday and time for another reveal day at Stuck on U Sketches.  This week we have all our new designers in place alongside our returning designers as well as Nanne, Leah and myself.  But we also have a very special Guest Designer this week .. none other than the uber-talented Original SOUS designer Sandy Windsor! We are so excited to have Sandy designing with us this week! You can visit her blog HERE

We have a terrific sketch this time that I thought I would post here. This is another of Suepup's designs. Thanks, Charlotte, for creating such an awesome sketch! 

My layout this week is doubling as a DT project for Generations Crafting using BoBunny's new Gabrielle collection, named after  designer Gabrielle Pollacco, who currently serves on the BoBunny design team. The papers are just out of this world gorgeous and I just layered and layered to my heart's content!

The photo I used is of my daughters and their cousins. My neices live in Colorado and my daughters live in Texas, so getting them together is not that easy to accomplish now that they are grown.  You know how it can be, weddings and funerals.

To my gorgeous papers I've added a crochet piece to serve as the circle in the sketch. Then used some Dusty Attic window and vines to finish this very special page.

I painted my Dusty Attic windows with some warm white paint, then added Crackle accents when the paint was dry. On one piece I added a cut-out from the Gabrielle papers and put Crackle paint on that as well. The bling and flowers are from my stash as was the ribbon and lace used beneath the photo.

Here is a close-up of the vine which I painted with a dark green paint, then highlighted with Peeled Paint inks and distress stickles. For more highlightling I used some Alabaster inks.  I cut my vine in to 2 pieces and used one lower on the page.  All the butterflies were hand cut from the papers and adhered with foam squares.

I added a bit of bling as paths for all the butterflies and used some jewels and Stickles on their bodies.  Here you can see the ribbon and lace in better detail. My lace was actually ivory but I stained it with Tsukineko Walnut Stain to get the brown that I wanted. I topped it with some pleated brown ribbon from BoBunny's Olivia collection.  My title was cut using my Cricut Heritage cartridge.  

I also used my Bobunny Gabrielle papers to create the layout done below as another DT project for Generations Crafting. Better scoop up these papers before they are gone!   

Thanks for coming by today! Be sure and visit all our designers to find out more about their creations!

 And thanks, Sandy, for being our very special guest .. and friend! We've missed you!


  1. It's beautiful; love all the detail.

  2. What a beautiful page. Filled with such wonderful detail! Great photo too. TFS

  3. Woow bothh layouts are absolutely fantastic my friend!!

  4. both are sooooo gorgeous, beautifully designed layouts!!!!!

  5. pretty pretty pretty!!!
    small detail but one of the things I like is the butterfly and gem swirl that goes over the title, think thats cool!!!
    all the papers you've chosen are delish!!!!
    awesome stuff my friend!!!

    have fun with those babies!!!!

  6. Your layouts are just so detailed and so full of interesting details!!! love them both very much!!!!!

  7. Breathtaking detail! I love your style! And the crochet doily - fabulous!

  8. hey there!! how cool is it that you, cinnabon, and me are all on the fav page over at with our uber fantastic layouts! You have really done a wonderful job here Sandi...i love the lace, doily, and that perfectly perfect....and how bout those gabbi cool is that...and they are just as beautiful as she is on your luvly page...thanx again for having me...i so enjoyed it...can't wait to do the tut...we are out of town this weekend too...going to see Jeff enjoy all those grandbabies...i know they will enjoy you!

  9. Details details details......Wow!
    Sandy you do the most beautiful layouts girl.
    Hugs Wanda

  10. WOW !!! Sandi you've nailed it .... fantastic LOs for the SOUS sketch & Generations Crafting ... loving that patterned paper from BO Bunny ... YUM !!! luv X:)

  11. Do you ever stop to breathe inbetween layouts?..LOL These are both just amazingly beautiful.. love the dusty attic embellishments, stunning detail..oh and I want a paper named after me as well...LOL
    Nanné(collection) :)

  12. WOW Sandi, the details you've added on the first layout are amazing!!!!Love the crochet doily, nice touch... Great use of the DA frames and leaves.. I love to added crackle paint to mine too.. adds so much to it... The butterflies and lace are beautiful and that paper is a must have staple!!!
    And the second layout is just as goreous in its own way... Love the soft colors, and the frame and butterfles are bautiful!!! Sandi, is this you? I'm asking because my Senior picture was taken with one of those feather boas!!
    And I have to agree with Nanne... I want a paper named after me too!!! But not something old and worn looking!!!!! LOL!!!! Have a wonderful weekend Sandi!!! Hugs!!!

  13. Beautiful work!! Love all the layering and details. The crochet is piece a great accent and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the window. I am a sucker for windows and that one is Awesome!

  14. Good morning Sandi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and telling me to check out SOUS! It is so great seeing Sandy using those creative skills of hers again! Talking about creative skills... look at you! Wow! The Cousins LO is stunning!! I adore those frames you used and the vines you wrapped around them are perfect! Lovely work... as always!
    barb :)

  15. Girly girly!! Love this lo!! the doily, the butterfly. AWESOME!! The just gorgeous!! LOVE IT!!!!!!! I love the other lo too soooo much details! Theose butterflies are just stunning!! I adore butterflies.... The cuts, the papers, the lace all tooo awesome for words!! You know how to scrap my dear friend! I know you and your family are busy...can I just say Bobby and Danny!!! LOL!! My two lillest ones keep me on my toes.....I have myself to spaced out at this time...too many classes and I will be teaching at the Donna Downey Inspired so getting supplies....just too much for me to do and my husband has spent the last year well year and half now working out of town he leaves SUnday at 2 am (monday) and then comes home at Friday midnight or later. He drives 6-7 hours one has been killing me!! LOL!! The kids can get tough mostly the teens....but they also come thru so I can't complain. I just need a vacation!!! LOL!!! Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks so much for coming by it means the world to sorry I can't make it back like I should...some days I don't even get on the computer...and I LOVE it!! Have a sweet one and love your layouts as always!! <3 Dawn

  16. Wow Sandi, I just love your layout, absolutely gorgeous!! Have a great week!! Love Ness xx

  17. Sandi all I can say is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The details are amazing -- love the new Bo Bunny papers. I just ordered some. Gotta find me some of those Dusty attic windows!!!