Happy Friday, everyone! My favorite day of the week!
Today I'm sharing the layout I did based on an original for SOUS sketch done by yours truly. I've provided the sketch at the bottom of this post but I hope that you will visit Stuck on U Sketches and see how creative the rest of the DT was!! So proud of them!
You know that circles are all the rage right now, so I really wanted to try my hand at doing a sketch and a layout using a bunch of them! It's not quite as easy as it looks though. You do have to get your sizes and papers just right!
The photo is one that my hubby took of me when we were in Santa Fe in June. I'm posing with a statue of St Francis of Assisi that was right outside our little private courtyard. You can see the birdbath and birds in the photo below and the reason that I've included some on my page!
My papers are some very old Basic Grey Marrakech papers that were given to me by a friend quite a while ago. I had almost forgotten about them but thought they were perfect for the Southwest flair of Sante Fe. Below you can see that I've used my Cherish PAP on the light turquoise paper and then mounted that on orange card stock from the collection.
Next I dug out my Creative Memories circle maker because my Cricut is all packed up. That was kind of fun actually! Then I embossed and sanded a few of my circles for more texture.
I made a little doily flower that I will be presenting a tutorial on next month, so stay tuned! I've also made some small rosettes using Sandi Smith's tutorial HERE. Mine are not quite as good as hers because I was still perfecting my skills. Once I learned how to get the bud really tight, I had trouble letting it spring loose like it actually needs to be .. pride got in my way! LOL But I've adjusted my attitude and am letting them uncurl more now. I also got the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die and am loving it! Sure I have PC Flower Shoppe .. but I have more fun with my Dies!
Here is the lower corner with my Thickers for my title, more roses and one little butterfly. I've used a generous amount of Gesso on all my flowers and on some of my circles for a slight white-washed look.
Next I added some pearls and my Prima resin birdbath and birds.
Lastly, I just wanted to show the bit of stamping that I did on the upper corner with my chicken wire stamp .. very subtle.
As promised, here is a copy of the sketch! I hope you will get an opportunity to use it and try something a little out of your comfort zone. Or maybe you are a pro at them .. either way we love to have your link up with us Stuck on U!
Thanks for coming by! Have a great weekend!