Friday, 15 June 2012

Final Sketch GSE3!

Today the final sketch for Got Sketch Express 3! was posted. I wasn't assigned for this sketch, but I loved it so much I decided to join in.

Since I didn't have any 'o' left in my alphabet stickers, I replaced it with a heart shape.

For the journaling I used 'Cider' font.

The hearts were cut out using my Silhouette. I purchased the hearts individually, assembled them and then welded them together before cutting them out. I then cutout patterned paper by hand to go behind each of the hearts.

It's Friday and we're almost ready for the weekend. My two oldest have got the day off school for report writing. Renee still had to go to school as normal. I wish everyone a marvellous weekend.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Got Sketch Express! 3

It's still not too late to jump not the Got Sketch Express! We've reached the final week, but you can still get all the sketches if you join in now.

Because Valerie has been releasing two sketches a week, we've spread the load creating inspiration for those that have taken the class. This means that I haven't done all the sketches. There's just one more to be revealed, but here's what I've created so far.

Sketch 2: Graduation 2010

To give the layout a bit more of a feminine touch I added a ribbon. Not always that easy on a layout.

I cut the title using my Silhouette digital craft cutter. I'm looking to upgrade to a Cameo, but I would like to sell this one first. The numbers are made with dies from Papertrey Ink.

I did the journaling in the same font (Cider) as the title.

Sketch 4D: Legoland

Once again I cut the title with my Silhouette.

To be able to print a white font, I filled a rectangle with orange and printed it onto white card stock.

Since the pictures lacked colour, I added it with patterned paper. All papers are from different October Afternoon lines. Buttons are from Basic Grey.

Sketch 5: Angelic

My Silhouette has been busy this class. The butterflies were all cut with my Silhouette.

The twine is from The Twinery.

The patterned papers I used are from two different Crate Paper collections and the background paper is from Dear Lizzy.

If I had to guess the brads are from Basics Grey and K & Co. I've had them for quite a while and they fitted this layout perfectly.

Sketch 6: Trick or Treat

I love this frame and it's been waiting for the right time to be used. It fitted this layout perfectly. The font is called Bleeding Cowboys.

The die-cuts from Echo Park fitted the layout very well. The moon and bats and the tree are two separate stickers, but I made them placed them so that they looked like the were one.

This die-cut was perfect to act as the title.

Sketch 7D: Kuranda Scenic Railway

I created the rosettes cutting 1-inch strips that have been scored every 1/2".

The patterned papers are from Basic Grey, but most of the die-cut accents are from October Afternoon.

The alphas are from American Crafts and Doodlebug.

Maybe we'll see you in the class room next time.