Isn't it gorgeous??!! All of the Design Team agree this is a fave and you just have to check out what they did with it. Simply amazing.
I'm beginning to notice black, red, & white is a go-to color combo for me. I'm just really loving it.
I also incorporated a couple other challenges into this layout. This week's Spunky Scrappers prompt is children's books. My kids are reading a fave book, "Never Too Little To Love". My 3-y-o daughter actually "reads" it to me now. She has it completely memorized. Completely. I had some fun on picnik.com doing a b&w focal and matte treatment the to pic of the kids. Sometimes it's so much easier to fiddle with a pic on picnik.com than on Photoshop.
I also used the Dreamgirls' challenge #36 "first impressions". Prompt: use the first line of a book. Product: paper with words on it. Technique: paint washing.
The quote, "It was love at first sight" is the first line of Catch-22. It's hard to see but I've used paper with the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle" on it, some dictionary page, and a piece of my stamp blotter that had a script stamp on it.
Have to say I LOVE the paint washing technique. I don't think I've ever used it before. The border under the stitching is paint washed with watered-down manila paint. I will definitely be using this technique again. Oh, no! Looks like I've got a new obsession you'll have to suffer through.
It may look like there's the same paint under the quote, too, but that's actually some surprisingly see-through masking tape.
Details: Paper - Basic Grey, Foof-a-la; Basic Grey cardstock alpha; trim - Making Memories (red circles), unknown (rest); Making Memories paint; dictionary page, thread, masking tape.
So, come play with us over on Sketchy Thursdays!! You have until midnigth (EST) Wednesday, September 30 to upload your creation to Mr. Linky in the ST sidebar.
The winner of this week's random drawing will get an awesome prize from A Scrappy Design etsy shop. Such adorable stuff! Be sure to click on over to check it out.
Aaaaand, we're also unveiling our Guest Design Team Member today who will be with us for 4 weeks! Our inaugural GDT is Mo (Maureen Kao) of MoMo Stamper!! Yea!!!! I soooo love her work. Check out her blog AND her rockin' Etsy Store!!!!!
I can't wait to see what you create for us with this week's sketch!! I have to say, last week's entries BLEW ME AWAY! Sooooo hard to pick my fave. And I LOVE how many entries there were!! But please, MAKE MORE WORK FOR US THIS WEEK!!! I want to see more. How else am I going to come up with new ideas? LOL!!
And, yes, I know. Our Grand Opening Celebration has wrapped up. ~booooo!~ But, please! Don't leave us. Keep playing. I PROMISE YOU we have lots of fun surprises brewing to keep you interested. You never know what a day may bring on Sketchy Thursdays! Stay tuned...
Have a great day!!