National Scrapbook Day has come and gone…and I am still in creative heaven after spending 3 days on a scrapbooking retreat with the amazing team from Canadian Scrapbooker magazine. Good times, belly laughs and special friendships….all make for the perfect scrap happy event!
Today I thought I’d share my layout for the monthly Sketchy Challenge over at http://www.canadianscrapbooker.ca
Here is the sketch by Jill Sarginson….
And here is my layout….
|BabyOfTheFamily is a child of nature and is happiest outdoors, enjoying God’s creatures, great and small.|
Did I interpret this sketch exactly or what?? ha ha!
I couldn’t help it really. The KaiserCraft papers were perfect for my design concept ….and I had a wonderful sheet of raw chipboard from Magenta (the tree, grass, clouds and sun).
|The layered chipboard animals (including Bambi here) and stickers are all from the KaiserCraft “Tiny Woods” collection. So Cute!|
I decided to alter the Magenta chipboard pieces with Clearsnap‘s new Donna Salazar Mixed Media Inx and embossing powders….LOVE them!
|After inking and embossing the clouds with “Jasmine”, I edged them in blue “Denim” ink.|
|The tree is actually stamped with a Magenta leaf stamp, but the leafy images are masked by the UTEE. The trunk is inked and embossed with Donna Salazar “Leather.”|
These are pigment inks and are wonderful to work with. In fact, I’m determined to do more stamping, embossing and inking techniques on my layouts. I am so lucky to be able to learn from the amazing Cathie Allen, who is a creative genius when it comes too ALL things crafty. The way she uses stamps and inks is…..WOW.
You know what I love most about the Donna Salazar Mixed Media Inx? Their names! ha ha!
|A whole bunch of YUMMY.|
Here’s a deep dark yearning of mine: I want a job naming inks! Yes I do. In fact, at the retreat last weekend, I announced this “wish” of mine and did some brainstorming of ink names.
Mind you, this collection of inks is for crafters who are age 40+ ….
Varicose Vein Purple
Age Spots Brown
Hot Flash Red
What do you think? My own line of Distress Inks to create that “Aged Look.”
Will Clearsnap hire me?