Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 17th Die Cut Challenge with SOUS

The die cut challenge for this week is ANYTHING AUTUMN! For this challenge, I decided to make a layout with a photo of my son that was taken last year at the pumpkin patch.

Here is the layout:

I had fun cutting out those leaves with watercolor paper and painting them. I used both gelatos and normal water colors. This is the first time that I have ever used gelatos. I need a little practice. After the paint dried, I sprayed it with some gold mist. You can get the die cut here.
This is a very simple layout but with a dramatic effect with the die cuts. Hope you will join us at SOUS.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 10th Sketch with SOUS

Happy Friday! Here is the sketch for this week from SOUS. Make sure to stop by and check if you are the winner of prizes for the fun blog hops we had last month.

I stayed pretty much true to the sketch. I just changed out my journaling to be in the top left on a tag instead.
Can you believe that it is already October 10th!!! Where did the summer go? Time sure flies. I was reminiscing about summer and found this photo of my son's 4th birthday in June. We celebrated it at the beach with close family. He was so excited.

I first splattered some gold, pinkish orange and grey mist on to the background and added my paper layers and put my photo on top. For this layout I used a whole bunch of my older Studio Calico kits. It's cool that the papers and embellishments will work when put together over multiple kits. 

Hope you will join us for this challenge. Can't wait to see your interpretation of this sketch.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 3rd Die Cut Challenge with SOUS

The die cut challenge with SOUS for this week is:
But use a top hat, tea cut, tea pot or saucer etc
*you can go all Alice in wonderland if you'd like or just stick with the items listed above.. Totally up to you, but this is another one to totally go crazy..
The challenge for this week was really quite a challenge for me. I wanted to make a layout but didn't know what to do. So I made a card. Trust me, cards are not my forte. But for this theme, I thought a card would work best.
So here it is:

I got the cut file from Studio calico here. For the tea bag, I used microbeads to make the tea leaves. It was fun to make a card instead of a layout for once. Join us for this challenge for some fun prizes.
Have a great day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September Blog Hop with SOUS Sketch Team

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I love Fridays! You should be coming here from Nanne's blog. If not please start the hop from SOUS. Trust me, there is tons of inspiration along the way!

Here is the sketch for the blog hop:

And here is my take on it....

Us, there are many types of ‘Us’ in this world. For this layout ‘Us’ is my brother and me. We are about 5 years apart and being a boy and girl we didn’t have too many friends or activities in common while growing up. Also it is amazing how different we are in so many ways….. our interests, our professions and how tall he is and how short I am in front of him. It is real fun to see photos in which he is actually smaller than me in size. There came a time when I had to stop bossing over him and if I hit him, my hand would hurt instead of him feeling it! But we are always there for each other and will always be there for each other.

I rotated the sketch to make this layout and I also adapted it to a 8.5x11 size. For this layout, I again used all my studio calico goodies, including the cut file in background. I did some layering behind the photo. I typed up my journaling on a tag and also added a pocket and added some more journaling on the tag inside the pocket. I then added some little gems and stickers and called it a day.
Hope you enjoyed looking at it because I totally enjoyed working on it and going back in time.

Here is the close up of the journaling....

You have till Tuesday, September 30 at Midnight EST to complete the hop. To be eligible for our sponsored candy we ask you complete the hop by visiting EACH blog, commenting and following EACH blog!
We want to thank our incredibly generous sponsor… Creative Embellishments for their huge donation for one of our blog hop participants!

If you JOIN in ANY of our challenges this month you eligible to win one of our 2 incredible Grand Prizes! The more you create and share, the more chances to win!
Remember to make sure you are also following SOUS! Need reminders of our posts? Sign up for our email reminders! Please finish at SOUS to let us know you have completed the hop and followed the gals blogs.Let us know if you are following on Facebook or Pinterest for extra chances to win!
Here are all the participants in this blog hop:
Neela-  -----> You are here!
Padni- <------ Go here next!
return to SOUS to let us know you've completed the hop!
Have a wonderful weekend and I really hope that you have a fun time with this blog hop!

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