Friday, April 13, 2012

"Paws"" ~ SOUS Original sketch by Debbie Burns

Hi, everybody! It's Friday and I am so excited to share the news that we have a very special   
Guest sketch designer with us today over at Stuck on U Sketches, friend and former DT member, Debbie Burns! (Whew, that was a long sentence LOL) You can visit Debbie's blog at Love Life's Little Pleasures. I had tons of fun doing this page! 

I got to use some more of my Glitz French Kiss papers from my Swirlydoos kit along with some supplies from my stash. Loving the whole burlap thing mixed in here. Now I am not sure why I am so enchanted with this photo of my niece alongside a statue of a big brown bear while on a trip to San Francisco. But nonetheless, I am! LOL I altered it in PS using a number of FloraBella actions, Halo and Sublime. That gave it a great glow! 

Taking a white doily that I had on hand, I've used Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist to alter the white color a bit. My Dusty Attic piece was simply inked with my Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Although they are hard to see, I added in some small brown pearls to give it a  bit of pizazz. 

Then I began layering in a number of Petaloo and Prima florals as well as the Prima resin bridge. My Prima branch is an older one called Cherry Blossoms in the Jubilee color.  The Petaloo are from the Canterbury collection .. love those!!  Some are the Glittered Fleur and some are the plain. There is another smaller Petaloo flower mixed in that I do not have the packaging for and have forgotten it's name. And as I am writing this, I realize I had planned to add-in some bling among the flowers, so I will be doing that before I put this layout away! It seems I have had too much on my mind this week! EEck! 

My title is merely some Glitz tiny alphas in Navy mounted on a Glitz French Kiss die cut.  Butterflies are courtesy of Lisa Gregory (thanks, Lisa!) and printed on white card stock.  I love printing them out and adding a bit of Clear Rock Candy to them as well as a few pearls and popping them up on foam squares. Because I did not plan quite right, I had to replace regular stitching with my Tim Holtz stamp in 2 corners. Alas, I had tape right where I had wanted to do my stitching. Oh, well, next time! Don't you love when I make mistakes, heehee! 

While you're here, I thought I would re-post the sketch in case you haven't saved it yet .. or been by SOUS. You will have 2 weeks to upload your project. And don't forget that Nanne is offering up that yummy handmade blog candy aka as "Gorgeous!"

Thanks for coming by! I always love reading your comments!  If you have any questions, be sure and let me know! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! 


  1. beautiful Sandi love the colors and that doily is YUMMY!!!!!!!

  2. Oh my Sandi! Isn't this but gorgeous! I love the frame and the beautiful spray of flowers! So elegant!

  3. What a beautiful page. Love colors and the spray of flowers. Your pages always have such wonderful detail TFS

  4. "Can I get some a-paws, please!"... cause this layout is gorgeous!! LOL Loving the flowers Sandi, you always have this way of adding just the perfect colors and perfectly clustered on your projects. Amazing!!

  5. Sandi your work is always so so inspiring .. love it all ... so much to look at .. love the pic luvnhugz X:)

  6. LOVE the big doily in the background. And the light in the photo of your niece is enchanting, love it!

  7. Beautiful layout Sandi, love the chippie frame and the wee Prima bridge (need to use mine!!) The flower cluster is perfect. Hope I have time to play along with this sketch... Hugs xx

  8. so pretty! Love the doily and all those gorgeous flowers framing the photo:)

  9. Gorgeous, Sandi!!!! Wow, so many goodies to look at!! Love the frame, flowers and doily!!! Hugs!!!

    1. Beautiful Sandi!!! Love the misting on the doily! Beautiful frame and clusters of flowers! So glad you enjoyed working with my sketch!

  10. Hi sandi! Thanks for welcoming me back! I love your take on the sketch! Your chipboard frame turned out amazing! Love all the gorgeous details!

  11. This is C O O L!
    I adore the texture and that is one full floral piece!
    Dang thats gorgeous!
    And lots of fun fun goodies snuck in here and there!
    Great page my darling!