Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sketchy Thursdays Is Back From Holiday!!!

Yea!  Sketchy Thursdays is back from holiday!!  And we're kicking it off with a very cool sketch:

So, as we always say on Sketchy Thursdays, our sketches are for your inspiration, they're a starting point.  Feel free to rotate, flip, whatever.  I took that advice with my layout and both flipped and rotated it:

Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do to work with the orientation of pic you have.  For some reason I was determined that this was the pic I was going to work with today, no matter what.  I just love this pic.

~closeup detail~
I love that you can see the, what are they called, fluffs?, being blown off the dandilion.  I love that there's one on the left side that's closer and therefore more prominent than the rest.  I love the way the sun is shining off and through my daughter's hair.  I realize I've scrapped quite a few "blowing" pics with her this year...bubbles, dandilions...but there's just something so magical about those kind of pictures. 

~frame butterfly detail~
The quote says, "Within your heart keep one, still, secret spot where dreams only go."  I covered a vintage dictionary page with some transparent-ish masking tape so the quote would show up well.

Played with my Tim Holtz crackle paint!!!  How cool is that stuff??!!  Easy crackle and it comes with it's own brush!  Too cool!    I covered a wood frame with it and then topped it with some ink to age it a little more.  It's on the chipboard butterfly, too, that I first rubbed with ink.  There's also a crackle "frame" on the paper. 

~frame side detail~
Had a bit of fun with the sewing machine and wire this time, too.

~corner detail~
Both the paper and the button in the upper right corner are from my December Torendi kit Modern Red.  I wish I would've had more time this month to play with it.  I still have soooo much left over! 

Details:  Paper & button - Torendi Modern Red kit; Tim Holtz crackle paint; Stamps - Penny Black & Delish; Ink - StazOn, ColorBox & Stampin' Up!;  Melissa Frances vintage keyhole; Carolace lace; thread, masking tape, vintage dictionary page; unknown wood frame, chipboard butterfly, wire.

This week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge is sponsored by Meyer Imports.

You gotta check out this cool company.  They have some adorable stuff including some mushrooms and gnomes I gotta get my hands on!  And, yes, Diana, I am drooling over this week's prize:

Yummy AND wouldn't they be so adorable to display?!!!

You have until next Wednesday, 1/6 to hook up your creation to Mr. Linky in the Sketchy Thursdays sidebar for your chance to win that glitz-o-rama pack!!!!! 

Hope everyone has super fun plans for ringing in the new year tonight! 

Happy New Year!


p.s.  Don't forget, you have until 11:59pm tonight (12/31) to hook up your card or layout for the Sketchy Thursdays {ippity} Second Chance Challenge, too.  Majorly cool {ippity} Because of You stamp set up for grabs.  CLICK HERE for the details.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love that yummy paint and stitching Heidi!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) HAPPY NEW YEAR! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jenn said...

beautiful layout, love the red stitching and tiny details

Okispice said...

You are right - that picture is truly awesome. I get the same feeling sometimes about a photo - I just have to scrap it and make it work for the sketch or theme I am scrapping. Love the details of your page here, as always! Wishing you the best in the new year Heidi!