Saturday, June 11, 2016

"Today" for Sketches in Thyme

Yay, I DID manage to get a page finished with my June Counterfeit Kit, and it was quite fun to put together, especially the watercolour background section! I've been watching a lot of Missy Whidden's YouTube videos lately, and I was totally inspired to try the "packaging technique" to create the blue background with some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink here:
This was actually my second attempt at a background.  The first one I tried, I used blue and pink sprays, and they ended up a bit too purple to suit my photos, but hopefully I can use that paper for another page later on.  All is not lost!

When choosing a sketch for this page ('cause you know I always like to use a sketch!) I turned to one of my old favourite sites, Sketches in Thyme for this beauty:

Here's a closeup of some of my fussy cut details:


Remember those circle cutters from Creative Memories from days of yore?  I broke those out to make the circles.  I also toned down the yellow patterned paper with a coat of gesso, which subsequently warped my paper, but it's cool, I actually love the effect!

And here's a closeup of my journaling, nothing too fancy, just a little bit about how Brenna loves to hang out with me:

I think I'm her favourite person! (And she, of course, is one of mine!)

So now that I've got this posted, I'm off to scrap some more photos with my June Counterfeit Kit. Could this be the start of a good month?  Let's hope so!




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11 comments:

  1. Fab background. Thanks for the heads up for the YT videos too

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  2. This is truly delightful - your use of circular elements is such a nice way to establish a visual flow right through those pictures. Love it.

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  3. Great photos and great hand written journaling!
    Thank you for taking the time to join us at Sketches in Thyme!
    ~Helen~

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  4. I love Missy's work and videos. Your background is amazing and so is your page! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketches In Thyme!

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  5. Love your layout! Your background turned out fabulous! And I too have those CM circle cutters and break them out now and then as well! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketches In Thyme!

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  6. Lovely layout. Love your background work. Beautiful job. Thank you for joining us at Sketches In Thyme.

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  7. Beautiful page - you did a great job with the packaging technique! The colors are gorgeous and I like those fussy-cut embellishments too.

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  8. What a super cute layout. Thanks for sharing with us and using the sketch at Sketches In Thyme.

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  9. Nice job getting messy! The blue background looks fabulous!

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  10. Such a creative, artsy page! I loved hearing about all the details & now I have a new person to check out for inspiration - thanks! Nothing like a CKC counterfeit kit to get you in the mood to create :D

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  11. Lovely layout!!! You rocked it! Thanks for playing at Sketches in Thyme!

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