Thursday, March 31, 2011

OLW47 - I'm Still Sketchy

Good Morning! Welcome to my blog.  Today is another sketch challenge, provided for the One Layer Wednesday challenge by this week's host, Jennifer Styles at Styles Ink.  Here's the sketch:

Sketch's my take on the sketch:

I used a Papertrey Ink image for the teapot and sentiment.  First I cut a 2.5x2.5 square from a piece of paper and masked the area where I wanted my teapot.  Then I used one of the background stamps from an old SU set that I've had forever.  It's only about a 1.5 inch square stamp, so I had to stamp repeatedly to cover the background.  Then I removed the mask and stamped my teapot and sentiment.  I drew a line to ground the teapot and added a little shading with my Copics...although I don't think you can see the shading very well on here.  Don't know how thrilled I am with this...but I wanted to get it finished today, since I have a busy weekend planned.  It's my Mother's 86th birthday..and we'll be celebrating!

Here's a new layout I finished this week. I did a lot of distressing and inking on this since it's a heritage layout.

Photo of my hubby and his friend that was made around 1940. I used Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection for this layout. I used to do a lot of heritage type layouts, but when I started this one, for some reason I had a great deal of trouble getting started. I cut the circle and scalloped mat with Spellbinder dies and printed their names and the year on it with the computer. I also inked the edges of the circle, added a little doodling, piercing, and stamped a few little flowers (SU stamp). The "bling" swirls I made with Perfect Pearls on a transparency. The title work was cut from the ppr with QK - Magnolia alphas and the word Friends was cut on the Silhouette. I added a few dimensional dots to the title letters. I distressed and inked the edges of the large mat, and punched the edges of the pink mat with a MS punch. Butterflies were cut from the ppr and I added a layer of fine glitter and pop dotted them on the page. The photo is double matted and the bottom edges torn and inked. I tied a jute string around the two mats. I added some faux stitching around the edges and on the scallops edges. On the torn edges, I inked them heavily and added another print behind the torn places. The strips at the top right are just one torn piece with a scalloped edge cut with scissors. The buttons are cut from the ppr with a die cut from Papertrey Ink. Journaling is tucked under the pink mat on the right and reads:

Butch’s Grandparents had a farm in Molino, Florida. It was a large potato farm. Butch and his parents lived near his Grandparents in Molino for a short period of time when he was a little boy. His best friend was Margaret Presley. {You know her as Aunt Margaret (Helms)}. She was several years older than him, but from the stories I’ve heard, he would have followed her anywhere. Back in the 1940s, children were often asked to help with chores and they worked in the fields, so when they found a friend to play with, it became a close friendship…one that lasts a lifetime. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Love and appreciate all your comments! Until next time....


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mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Susan, this card is great, love the teapot and the colour, the little background stamp is perfect here!
Great LO and I love the treasured memories that are in your photos, gorgeous papers too:0) xxx

Jenny said...

Hi Susan, This is another fab card, that background stamp is just so delicate, ideal for this card.
Beautiful heritage LO too X

Cheryl said...

Susan, Enjoy your mother's birthday! Your OLW card is darling....I'm really struggling with this weeks OLW. I have to tell you, I just love your scrapbook page...It's gorgeous, I mean GORGEOUS!

Bonnie said...

I love your teapot, Susan! Great job on this sketch! I need to get going and finish mine. I enjoyed the story about your scrapbook page. How times have changed! Hugs.

Jennifer Styles said...

I've just sat down with a lovely cup of tea and somehow it tastes even better looking at your pretty card!

Love the teapot and colour you used and I've taken notes about the grounding and shadowing.

Fab job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW47!

Lynsey said...

Lovely card Susan and stunning layout!
Hugs Lynsey x

Cheryl Nelson said...

I adore both the card and the lo!!

Shobana said...

Wow. Simply super stuff! :)
I also had a jar stamp for the card but did not think to shade around it. :) Nor do I have copics to do that. Anyway....something I learnt today.

Fiona said...

Love your teapot card Susan.

Julie M said...

Hi Susan - thanks for commenting on my blog. Have just had a look at your work and wow, what lovely stuff. The masking and teapot on the card is great, and wow, I love that beautiful layout - what a lovely way to showcase that special picture.

Julie :o)

Dawn said...

Beautiful card, and love the LO to

Love Dawn xx

kingstonmama said...

Such a pretty card. You created a wonderful background. I love that teapot stamp and the color you chose.

Faith A said...

Just absolutely love the card, certainly worth all the work put in to it,

The scrapbook page is fabulous and the vintage look is great, something I tried once, but just couldn't "get it"


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