It's been a while since I've had time to create, so today is the first day of the NEW YEAR that I've been able to just chill 'n create:)
I've been meaning to start a scrapbook for Dan and Steph (my son and daugher-in-law), but just wasn't able to find the time to sit and get it started...then I saw a great SKETCH CHALLENGE over at the NEW CropStop Challenge Blog. I'm VERY excited for them. They have created an AMAZINGLY creative blog that I think is just BEAUTIFUL!
The first challenge on their new blog is a sketch challenge. I had printed a kind of artistic picture from the wedding and was looking for the PERFECT opportunity to use it in a layout. Well, the CropStop sketch definitely SPOKE to ME. Of course, my finished projects always end up being very LOOSELY based on the sketch, since once I get started, my creativity just takes on a mind of it's own...
Let's start with the sketch:
My good friend, Gloria designed this sketch and I love the simplicity...it's not overdone and allows you to run with it and make it your own...GREAT JOB, Gloria:)
Here's my take on it:
I had seen this "artistic" take on a photo a while back and really liked it. I was so happy to be able to use this frugal foto in my layout for this challenge...in fact I think this is the first actual layout I've done in months!
I used some of my Basic Grey Capella paper pack along with some of the diecut shapes from the same line. I added some bling from Prima and some ribbon and lace from my stash. Of course, I had to add a bit of "grunge" so I used some bubble wrap and my Espresso paint dabber to add some texture. I also outlined the photo and all of the paper mats with the same paint dabber....oh, and the blue paper???? from one of my Tim Holtz paper packs:)