June seems to be running away on me, so before it does, here is my take on Sue Sykes‘ June sketch:

BabyOfTheFamily is 13 and experiments with her hair.  A LOT.  She found some YouTube tutorials on how to colour hair using chalk.  The best part?  It’s temporary!

As she is talking about trying this out, I say, “Hey, let’s get out my Clearsnap Chalk Inks and give it a go.”  [I probably shocked her with my enthusiasm]

The bright red and teal parts are blond streaks she coloured with the ink, but I think the purple showed up well at the dark bottom parts of her hair.


TIP 1:  After rubbing the chalk ink against your hair, heat set it a bit with a blow dryer. 

TIP 2:  Vibrant and bright ink colours work best.

And the part I was happiest about?  It cost nothing!

I used Glitz Design”Uncharted Waters” collection that has some fun plastic embellishments…..

Vintage slides
A cute banner
One of my favourite butterfly punches
I cut some chevrons from patterned paper
My Little Shoebox glitter alphabet stickers

I didn’t colour my own hair, but I did alter the colour of my title letter stickers using a Spectrum Noir alcohol ink marker.  I got a great deal on my markers over at Canuck Crafts.  Click HERE to visit their online store.  Awesome service….and they know everything there is to know about alcohol markers.

Here is my quick video tutorial on how I coloured these alphabet stickers.  Or you can click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

After you’re finishing colouring your hair….or your alphabet stickers….. stop by the Sketchy Challenge site over at Canadian Scrapbooker and have some fun!

8 Comments on Inked!

  1. Kimberly Kett
    June 10, 2013 at 4:29 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful layout!! Love how you interpreted the sketch! I also love the tutorial on altering letter stickers! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Shona
    June 10, 2013 at 8:27 am (3 years ago)

    love the hair! this is awesome!

  3. Adriana B
    June 11, 2013 at 12:58 am (3 years ago)

    awesome page, great take on challenge, wonderful details with the alphas 🙂

  4. Sandra D
    June 11, 2013 at 7:48 am (3 years ago)

    Love the layout, especially the way you have combined the patterned papers. Let’s hope that this is the only kind of ink she wants to experiment with.

  5. langeatheart
    June 11, 2013 at 11:23 am (3 years ago)

    Your daughter reminds me of mine. Sh has baby blond hair and put purple streaks in it (oh my heart) and now wants to go compltetely purple! Hey maybe U’ll do the same and shock her butt! Your layout is gorgeous! Going to make a serious effort to do more Canadian Scrapbook sketches! All the best.
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  6. carlies
    June 12, 2013 at 2:59 am (3 years ago)

    wow awesome design LOVE IT and wonderful pictures love it that colored hair !!!

  7. Lisa Barrie
    June 15, 2013 at 7:17 am (3 years ago)

    Your DD just keeps getting more beautiful all the time. Our girls forget we used to be teens once too, how fun to revisit the fun with your sweet Dd.


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