Friday, February 3, 2012

Dear Santa ~ SOUS Original Sketch ~ Feb 3

It's another Happy Friday and a big one for me! It is reveal day at Stuck on U Sketches .. and I also will be sharing my February Kit of the Month projects a bit later in the day.

But first, I want to share my take on  Leah's 2 page sketch which I turned in to a one page for my purposes. I did want to keep the border that she had at the top and bottom though even though my photos are a bit larger than the sketch's. Took me a bit to figure that out but when I came across these BoBunny papers from 2010, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! For the background, I used the luscious gold damask paper and for my borders, I fussy cut one of the pp's with adorable Victorian images. I inked and distressed them,  then curled them and later added Gesso to the edges of the entire page as well as here and there throughout.

Here you can see some of the Gesso on my edges. My Dusty Attic piece is the Damask #2 which I cut in half and used in 2 different places on my page. I painted them white, then colored them with Dirty Martini Glimmer Glam. I added pearls for interest.

Here is the other piece which I tucked behind part of my border. You can also see my large BoBunny ribbon from that same collection. It is tied to my Petaloo Berry Spray. 

The upper corner just shows a bit more distress work and Gesso.

Lastly, I added some metal Christmas sayings here and there on my photos as well as some resin roses in pink and cream. I was very pleased with how this one came out despite there being 3 good-sized photos.

I hope that you will visit Stuck on U Sketches and see what the other DT members have done! Also hope to see your project uploaded! Remember you have 2 weeks to get it done!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and Happy Crafting!


  1. Sandi, this is beautiful. I, love the berry spray and the stunning bow attached to it. Lots of beautiful details going on here.... Hugs x

  2. I love this Sandi. The border with the vintage images is just so cute, and I love how you have used the dusty attic pieces (and the color of them - great). Also love how the gesso makes this snowy feeling around the edges.

  3. so Beautiful the distressing and the layers of goodies!!!!!!

  4. Sandi, this is beautiful!!! I love the distressed layers and your berry spray with ribbon is gorgeous!!!!
    I'm so happy to be back with you all!! Thank you so much!! Have a great weekend!!! Hugs!!!

  5. I love all the elements and amazing detail you put into your layouts! How fun to have so many priceless photos on one page! xx

  6. Another gorgeous Layout, Sandi ... love your border idea & that beautiful bow .. great photos .. hugz X:)

  7. WOW Sandi,BEAUTIFUL job with your layout!all the details are GORGEOUS,Have a great day!:)