Sunday, May 17, 2015

All About Twos

Two cousins...Two photos... Two challenges...

It had been a while since I had popped over to Let's Get Sketchy. When I visited the site last week and was inspired to play along with their May week 1 sketch (see previous post), I saw that Brenshevia had a new or rather altered challenge blog named Picture This! Challenge Blog posted in the sidebar. The May challenge of (2 Photos + Black & White + Doily + Yellow) really appealed to me. Right off the bat, I knew that I wanted to use My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two Sunshine collection from my stash (an old My Scrapbook Nook kit) and I had two photos in mind.






Supplies: cardstock (white - Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock and black - Bazzill), gesso (Golden), script stamp and damask stencil (Magenta), texture paste, Distress inks and Distress paints (Ranger), Black Stamper's Big Brush (Faber-Castell), patterned papers, layered die cut stickers, layered chipboard element, brad (MME), chipboard letter stickers (American Crafts), flowers (Petaloo), Mod Podge Melts and Molds (Plaid), butterfly punches (Martha Stewart), pen (CTMH), doily, mini staples, and vellum (Dollarama)


I had a few design ideas kicking around in my head but then I saw this week's Let's Get Sketchy sketch and it was just the ticket.





I stamped the background with a Magenta Script and Post stamp and then stenciled with a Magenta Damask stencil and Ranger Texture Paste. I added yellow with Distress Inks and Distress paints until I got my desired hue and look. Once dry, I then splattered black paint in somewhat of a diagonal ray.






Next, came all the layering, doily (was white, I used Distress Paint to alter it to black), lots of embellies (even tried out the new Mod Podge Melts and Molds for the little frames) and titling. A little journaling and it was done.









It was great that I was able to combine the two inspirational challenges from the sister sites, use up some stash, and come away with a layout that I really like. Total scrap happiness!

TTFN,


18 comments:

Marci Bensing said...

This is fantastic! The yellow just pops everything!...love all of your "two's" Great job! Thanks for sharing at PICTURE THIS!

Carole Dion said...

Love it Cassadra!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Cassandra! Love the inky background and beautiful photo! So very sweet!

Masami Tsuji said...

This is stunning!
Thanks for sharing it with us @LGS!

Brenda Caldow said...

Wow what a truly beautiful layout and take on the sketch. I love the colours you have chose. The yellow and black are stunning with the photos. Thanks for joining in at Let's Get Sketchy.

Cherished said...

Wonderful work. Love how you combined challenges. Thanks for playing at LGS and PT.

SomethingAboutMarie said...

Wonderful page!!!! I love that yellow & black!!!Thank you for playing with us @LGS!

Cassie said...

What a beautiful layout! It is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Picture This!

karrie sweet said...

Gorgeous texture work and layering! Thanks for playing with us at Picture This!

Lauren Tomecek said...

This looks amazing! I really like your background, the colour is fantastic. Such lovely photos too. Thanks for playing at LGS!

Jacqui said...

Yellow and black is a great combination. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

sue said...

That yellow back ground is awesome!! Such a striking layout!! Thanks for joining our challenge at LGS :)

Laetitia PAUCHET Triniti said...

Amazing page !! The background colors are wonderful, as are the textures.
Thanks for playing at LGS :-)

TantiK Creation said...

Awesome take on both challenges. Thank you for joining us at Picture This!

Joefil said...

Beautiful page, love the color combo and precious photos! Thanks for joining us at LGS :)

Toccara Feliciano said...

This is Beautiful Great job and thanks for joining Picture This Challenges!

jenessa said...

Stunning page! Love everything about it...the colors, texture, titlework...all fabulous! Thanks for playing along with LGS!

Devra said...

your textured background is beautiful. Lovely page and great use of the Picture This challenge. Thank you for joining us.