I’m back with more sketch inspirations from Ed’s Sketch.. For this month of February let’s use a sentiment stamp with the following sketch.
Here is my take on the challenge:
I’m totally into the gold phase and this paper with gold stars on a gorgeous blue background from MME is jaw droppingly beautiful.
Do have a go with the sketch. Submit your entry over at Ed’s Sketch for a chance to win some lovely RAK.
Just crawling out of hibernation. I’ve been a little busy with stuff and the time just flew by. I thought I had this post scheduled but it didn’t post. So here is my tutorial for simple shaker cards. I made some shaker cards last month and thought it would be fun to share the steps with everyone.
First, lets get all the materials ready.
You will need:
a. Pattern paper for the top frame of your shaker
c. Base image for the shaker
d. Clear acetate
e. Glitter or Sequins
1. PIck an image from your patterned paper for the base image. For this project I choose this lovely image from RRBF’s My Romance line.
2. Cut the chipboard, acetate and top frame to the same size as your base image.
3. Leaving a 0.5″ to 0.75″ border, cut out the middle sections of your chipboard and top frame just like the picture above.
4. Make a sandwich with the base image at the bottom, followed by the chipboard frame, acetate and top frame. Check that all layers align correctly before we start gluing the shaker together. I use a wet glue for this project as it allowed me to move the pieces around a little before everything bonded together.
Here is a video showing how the layers should be assembled. Do excuse the quality of the video. It’s my very first attempt at a video.
Here is the card all assembled:
Don’t you like the shake shake shake fun.
Today’s cards were all inspired by shaker cards. I love shaking the pretty glitter inside. With eye catching glitter, I felt that less is more for these cards so I went with the simple look.
Here are some closeups:
A white on white card accented with a single red heart die cut.
This card had a more elaborate frame but the kept the viewing space within the frame clean to reduce any distractions.
Some days I fall into a design rut and nothing seems to work. On days that I need a boost of inspiration, I try to attempt a small project to get my creative juices moving. Artist Trading Cards or ATCs have been around for a long time. I like that they are small – 3X4″, which make them less intimidating compare to a 12X12″ layout.
Here are some that I did for my RRBF assignment last month.
Here are some closeups of the ATCs:
So when you feel uninspired, trying working on something small and it might just be the start of something beautiful.
Welcome 2015! It’s a fresh new year with a new beginning. The Ruby Rock-it design team were invited as guest designers for Page Maps this lovely month of January.
Here is my layout based on the sketch above. I used one of RRBF’s new wedding line – Get Hitched. I love the mix of gold and sliver with a dash of cream and white. It’s just so elegant.
Here are some close ups:
Go over to this link to check out more lovely sketches and ideas.
Sharing a layout I did for my DT assignment. I’m so happy that the layered tone on tone greens worked out nicely.
The title was cut out allowing the yellow paper behind to peek out. Of course who can say no to butterfiles on a page.
Do have fun with your supplies.
Just a few more days of November and we would have arrived at the very last month of the year ! It has been a whirlwind year and I’m trying to enjoy it as much as I can before the new year arrives. Here is a page I did a few weeks ago and forgot all about it.
Love the stamped sentiments.
Enjoy the month of November before it runs away from us.