Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beautiful Using Twisted Sketch #134 Twist New And Scraps Of Darkness December Kit

Do you love a good sketch to kick you into high gear when your mojo has slid into reverse?? Then Twisted Sketches is a wonderful place to head to when you need a little inspiration, offering up some fabulously designed sketches and then throwing in a Twist to push you outside the box. The following layout was created using this weeks sketch #134 with the Twist being New. I encourage you to head over and play along!

I used my Scraps Of Darkness December Kit-Winter's Eve along with some stash pieces. I have vowed to use up some of my hoards of stash this year instead of giving in to my obsessive compulsive tendency to buy everything shiny that catches my eye and then throwing it in a drawer, where it's beauty can not even be admired. I am really bad about doing that with flowers, I love all the girlie pinks, but rarely have a chance to use them. So when one of my friends, who raises her 2 granddaughters asked if I would do her a new series of layouts using the girls new photos, I was game. She had just redone there room in a pink and black color scheme, so the December Kit, Bo Bunny papers where a perfect match. I will actually be doing 3 different layouts, but will have to stagger them in as I can, to incorporate that color scheme for her.

I started with a piece of the Bo Bunny Enchanted paper from the kit, and used a Prima Stencil, some modeling paste (gel medium), and acrylic paint to create the brick skeletons in the corners.  I then took a stash piece of Tim Holtz paper cut it down to size, distressed and inked the edges. I set eyelets in the TH pp and then took a chipboard boarder from my stash, set eyelets in it and laced it up with white ribbon. I then cut out another piece of BB pp from the kit, distressed and inked the edges, and ran it down the middle of the TH paper.

I punched out a mat for the larger photo of the girls from the same Tim Holtz paper, foam taped the photo on for dimension, then foam taped the smaller photo over the corner.

I created a small flower layer for the corner of the smaller photo, by using some stash Prima flowers and some Prima Sherwood flowers from the Flora and Fauna add on. I then tucked a small metal clock from my stash into it and placed a pieced of bling over the center hole.  I attached a crystal piece from a broken Christmas crystal ornament, onto my laced piece for some extra shine.

I used some of the Bo Bunny chipboard Flourishes at the sides of both photos, and on the bottom photo began layering some Prima Canvas pieces from the Color Add On, some stash Prima flowers, some Flora and Fauna flowers, a Bo Bunny Trinket from the Romance Add On and a larger metal clock from my stash, adding on that bling center to form the large flower cluster.

I topped off  the look with some Pink Lemonade Butterflies from my Etsy Shop, and created the title by digitally creating a banner and title, then inking and painting it to give it a vintage look.

I hope that Debra loves it, and considers it wall worthy!! I tried to keep it hip and fresh so that the girls will not mind it hanging in their room.  I will be mounting it on painted canvas for her, which by the way is a fabulous and inexpensive way to hang your layouts on your walls. Instead of gluing them down you can use velcro strips to attach the layout and when you are ready for a change, you can pull that one off and pop a new one on. Hope you have enjoyed your visit! Hugs, ~Renea


Lynn Biermann said...

This is beautiful! I love your brick technique! this is stunning! I also am trying to use up a huge stash! However the papers are weakness!! Fantastic work & thanks for sharing!

Sarah-R said...

This is so beautiful Renea. The bricks are just fabulous - I would love to see a detailed tutorial about how you did them!

Cindy Gay said...

Love the brick work and it's a great girl page!

Becky Andersen said...

I just love this page! Your attention to little details is always so fabulous! I'm sure Deb will love it! Hugs! ~ Becky

sixofone aka Leah said...

This a beautiful page. I love how you have done the bricks

cnelson said...

So gorgeous! ! Love the brick work!!!

Pat said...

I love your work! This Lo is so beautifully done.

DecorateWithMe said...

Soooo impressed with your work. It inspires me to get busy and scrap!