Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Creative Sketches Big Sketch comp

Hi There!

My Creative Sketches is having a massive sketch comp with the most amazing prizes up for grabs!! Check out the first sketch of the comp here & see some gorgeous examples from the DT girls. Here is my entry
And some close ups

I have used the MCS Limited Edition Kit which was full of the gorgeous Melissa Francis Fith Avenue collection & some gorgeous Prima flowers. I have added in some chipboard products & Prima bling. The beautiful Butterflies are by Pink Paislee. To add some layers to my LO I have also used some Prima packaging. It is so pretty I never throw it away. You never know when it will come in handy! To highlight the photo I have done a simple photo matt but have trimmed all the edges with a pair of scallop scissors. I have used some Tim Holtz Liquid Pearl in Petal Pink in each scallop for a bit of extra bling!
I have altered the chipboard title to match the colour theme of my page. First I painted the chipboard antique white, then used a script stamp with some brown ink. I then sprayed some Glimmermist in a pretty moss green. To give the title a nice gloss finish I put some 3 Dimensional Magic on top. A quick way to customize a title to your page!
I have also done a lacing technique on this page which I will show some step by steps on how to do at a later date.

This second LO is for my wedding album. I am still plodding along & slowly getting more wedding pages done LOL!
And some close ups

I have used a mix of papers on this LO. Plain cardstock, Kaisercraft Blae & Ivory & Melissa Francis Fith Avenue. The acetate flowers & butterflies are from K & C Company. The blue flower is from Prima & the white flowers are from Manor House Creations. Again I have used some Prima packaging as an extra layer.
I will be posting a tutorial in the next few day on how to achieve a water colour effect that I used on the 'Love' title on this LO. Altering alphas to match your page is fun & a great way to use up old product that you have lying around so be sure to pop by again soon to see how it is done!

PHOTO TIP- As I was married in Fiji my wedding photographer wasn't exactly a professional! Some of my photos were either a bit blurry or a bit grainy. Because I still want to use the images I have found that editing some of the blurry or grainy photos to black & white helps camouflage the imperfections. You can do this easily yourself with any photo editing software or you local photo processing kiosk can also change your photos to black & white

Thanks for looking!


  1. Wow! Love both of these! Such gorgeous detail in each one! Your wedding book is going to be absolutely amazing when you are done with it!

  2. What a beautiful job you have done using the limited edition kit on this sketch layout!! Just Fantastic work, I love this

  3. Stunning pages, I love how you have used the limited edition kit!!! Amazing sketch layout, I love it!

  4. Wow...what a gorgeous entry Shell. I love all the detail and the lace work!! Thanks for playing along

  5. Gorgeous!!!! Love Both your layouts and Glad you used the Kit. Isn't it the best kit,,, Love getting the LE kits every Month... Thanks for playing..

  6. Both These Layouts are Truly Gorgeous Shell!!!
    Both have SOOOO many Beautiful details to them..... FABBO....
    GR8 photo tip!!!
    I may just have a Go @ the Sketch!!! hehehehe
    THANKS for sharing!!! xx

  7. wow very stunning page's Thanks for playing along

    hugs carla


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