Friday, June 15, 2018

Sparkle - Sketchabilities - Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi there friends.  It is such a privilege and pleasure to be part of the Design Team for Sketchabilities.  Please go and check out the reveal for Sketch #150...there is so much inspiration from the team.    I have combined the sketch with the Color Story Inspiration case file #255.  Here is my take on the sketch:

Supply list:  Patterned paper: Cocoa Vanilla Studio (Bohemian Dreams); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Chipboard title:  Celebr8; Bling: My Minds Eye; Flowers: Bo Bunny; Flair: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Enamel hearts: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Die cuts: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Ink:  Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord); Texture Paste: Finnabair; Stencil:  Tim Holtz; Stamps:  Prima, Felicity Jane; Border punches: XCut, EK Success, Martha Stewart; Embossing Powder:  WOW; Other:  Sisal fibres.

Sketch 150
 The CSI case file:

Here is how I solved the case file:

The Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Solid white background, scallops, stripes, hearts, dots, circles, decorative border, starburst, texture paste, heat embossing.

Testimony:  I used the title "Sparkle".  My journaling reads as follows:  "Two arms full of love, Juan and Stefan - 26 May 2013.  "The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." Psalm 16:8

Some close ups:

 I cut some frames from patterned paper to be part of my layers.  I mixed distress ink into my texture paste and applied it through a Tim Holtz stencil.

 I dusted off my stamps and added the stitched circles with the Prima stamp and the little starbursts with Felicity Jane stamps.

 I love the added texture that the punched borders add to this page.

 I layered some flower ephemera, sisal and Bo Bunny Flowers...and here you can see my journaling.

 The bottom left cluster is a mix of pennants, sisal and flowers.  I love layering the diecut flowers with the vellum flowers.

I added silver metallic drops by My Minds Eye and heat embossed the title in Silver.  It is the perfect accent colour.

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  1. This is so beautiful.. love the precious photo and those punched edges look amazing!!

  2. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the layers and the photos!!!!!!!!

  3. I am COMPLETELY in love with this layout, Lynette! COMPLETELY!!!!! I just love every tiny detail!
    Thank you for joining us at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration!!


  5. What a pretty layout, I love that white background paper border. Thanks for joining us at CSI

  6. Absolutely gorgeous photo and page. Love the punched edges overlaying that colorful paper, and I love that you worked Scripture into your journaling!


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