Friday, March 16, 2012
Life is Nice ~ SOUS Original Sketch
:-) :-) Friday again and you know what I'm thinking about, right?? The weekend! Family time and scrappy time .. and time for another Stuck on U Sketches reveal. This week we have another sketch designed by moi. Something kind of basic so that you can make it your own .. I know I surely did! I actually rotated it after I got to working with my paper and photo.
It has been a busy, crazy kind of week for me, so this layout was a super fast one! I had some new K and Company papers that had jumped in my shopping cart one day .. heehee .. so I pulled these out and went right to town inking and misting my doilies and title mat. Then I used a fave Martha Stewart Garden Gate punch. And with the red on green, that punchwork really pops! As I worked I was letting paint dry on my Dusty Attic French Window piece. I painted it with Gesso and then with Glitter Glam in the Rustic color. The actual title piece is a Melody Ross embellishment.
I also had some new Manor House flowers I was dying to use and thought they made a nice accent. I finished with my butterflies (KandCO) and a few pearls. All in all, this one only took about an hour and a half .. maybe 2 ... where I normally spend 4 hours. But I am pleased with the end result and think it looks a bit different than your normal graduation page. I was just super glad that I got my layout done at all. Usually I work ahead but have had lots going on and haven't been able to do that! Hope to catch up next week. Sorry that I don't have close-ups but me and my new IMac are still just getting acquainted. LOL
Oh, I have to share that that cutie in the photo is my niece Karen when she got her Masters Degree last summer. So proud of her!! She and her sister are my only nieces ..and there are no nephews. My brother and sister-in-law raised 2 wonderful gals, that's for sure!! Love you, Karen!!
Well, I do hope the sketch inspires you in some way and that you will play along with us at Stuck on U Sketches. Remember, you will have 2 weeks to get yours done and uploaded to the link tool. Can't wait to see that you create! Also, if you haven't been to SOUS yet, then head on over and see what my DT sisters have done.
I thought I would give you a heads up that we are having a Blog Hop the weekend of March 30. Almost all of the team members are playing .. and there will be blog candy, so you'll want to check that out! More details later but be sure to mark your calendars!
Thanks for coming by .. I alway appreciate your visits and your sweet comments. Have a fabulous weekend and do something fun if you can!!