Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 31st Die Cut Challenge with SOUS


The die cut challenge with SOUS this time is  die cut anything 'Trick Or Treat' . As usual, I made a layout with this theme and used some fun die cuts from the silhouette store.

I chose to use a photo of my kids all set to trick or treat last year. For Surya it was really the first time that he could understand what was happening. He was so excited to collect all the candy and go to never ending amount of homes. He is so looking forward to do it this year too and of course so is Arjun. A bunch of his friends plan to come home and they all want to go together. They will have a blast I am sure.


I printed a 6x11 inch photo and punched a few circles on top just to add some interest. I used the UNDERGROUND kit from Studio Calico to make this layout. I then cut out the die cuts with my Silhouette using one of the patterned papers from the underground kit to complete the layout.
Here the links to the images used:


Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! Have a great day! And of course join us in this fun challenge. I look forward to seeing all your fun projects.
~Neela


Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 24th Sketch Challenge with SOUS


Happy Friday! And it is time for another sketch challenge from SOUS. Here is the fun sketch by Nanne. 


I most definitely started with the sketch and digressed quite a bit from the it I think. But the layout is in the spirit of the sketch.



For this layout, I first drew the circles in the background with the mist tubes attached to the mist caps. I unfortunately ended up covering most of the circles. I know this was a rage a couple of years ago but I never tried it thinking that I would never be able to make a proper circle. But with multiple circles, you can easily adjust this. I then added some washi tape over the circle, I then added a gold vellum paper as a mat for the photo. I love this paper and I got it from the studio calico Underground kit. I then collected all sorts of embellishments in green and grey and added them onto the circles. I then added my photo and the title. For all the materials, I used a whole bunch of my older Studio Calico kits including stickers from the very first kit that I had received from them - the Spencer's kit. 

I have to say something about the photo itself. It is adorable. Surya is 7 months old and Arjun is 6 years old. The little one knew hot to take care of himself since then :) The journaling says it all. They are older now and they had a blast looking at this photo. They were both asking me questions about what had exactly happened. I truly don't remember. It's been a long time.

Hope you will join us for this sketch challenge at SOUS

Have a great day!
~Neela

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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.
~Neela