Sunday, June 26, 2011

Crate Paper June Sketch Challenge

I've been having a difficult time coming up with ideas for layouts the last few weeks.  Actually, I've come up with lots of ideas, but they all involved my Slice which has been at the Slice hospital for the last few weeks.  It never made it home - died in surgery - but a new one arrived at my door this Thursday.  Yay!  In the mean time, I thought I'd try out the June Sketch Challenge from Crate Paper to help my creativity.  Here is the sketch:

I loved the sketch - it was very easy to work with.  The only thing I really did to it was to turn it on its side.   I used papers from the Pink Plum Collection and from my most used line ever, Restoration.  
I used my new Slice for the leaves and for the word "autumn" and the letters "V" and "T."  I ended up cutting the letters out and then using the cut out as a mask to mist the letters.  That wasn't what I had planned, but my new Slice did not like the thickness of the Crate paper, so I had to do what I could.  Here's a close up of the stitching:
In Killington,Vermont they decorate hay bales in the fall.  There are pigs and panda bears and caterpillars, etc.  The center photo is of hay bales decorated as an owl.  It was the best creation that we saw last fall.

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Toes - In the South of France

When I was on vacation last week in France, I took pictures of my toes.  I was in Paris in the Luxembourg Gardens, waiting for my husband to return from using the restroom and took the pictures.  I didn't notice the cigarette butts surrounding my feet until I looked at the pictures later.  So I took pictures of my toes again.  This time on a beach in Southern France, without the butts. (Unless you count the nude woman next to us - tee hee!)

This is my fourth layout from the April 2011 Studio Calico kit, Singin' in the Rain.  I think that is the second most used kit ever for me!  My first kit, Whodunnit, was the most used so far - I just finished a layout with it last week!  I also used washi tape on this layout - something I usually have a hard time using.  I think it looks adorable on this layout though.

Have a great day everyone!