Sweet Family Time – Sketches in Thyme Reveal

Today is my turn to showcase Shawn’s fabulous sketch over at Sketches in Thyme. Her sketch offers a place for four photos, lots of layers, tearing and sprinkles!

Team 2

And here is my take on it:

Brandy - February 9th

Still working on Thanksgiving 2014 photos and this sketch was just perfect for them! My papers are mostly from KaiserCraft “Base Coat” (background paper is the flipped side of the sheet from my Use It or Lose It I posted earlier this month). The tearing comes from a sheet from Photo Play. Actually they are just strips that I tore, then adhered them to the back of the woodgrain paper. Stickers and 3X4 title card is also Photo Play. Enamel dots are Freckled Fawn and the washi tape is Little B. The stitching is from WRMKs SewEasy with the gold glittered floss.

TFL and as always, please stop by the Sketches in Thyme blog and join us this month!

Give Thanks

This next layout is based on Let’s Get Sketchy Week 4 Sketch:


And here is my take on it:

Give Thanks

I chose to use only one photo, and fussy cut my title out of the cut apart sheet in place of the other photo holder. The stickers and pattern papers are from PhotoPlay “Autumn” collection, with sprinkles of Teresa Collins sequins. Those gold glittered hearts are from American Crafts and the little die cuts at the bottom are from October Afternoon. The “one crazy bunch” phrase is from MAMBI.

TFL! 🙂

I Love My Family

I had alot of ideas flowing thru my brain for this next layout. I really wanted to use the last sheet of SEI “Homestead” pattern paper from my stash (as well as using it towards my Use It or Lose It Challenge), and I thought it would be perfect match for the Let’s Get Sketchy January Week 2 sketch:


So I started adding gesso to tone it down, then using the packaging technique, added some mist to it:


EPIC FAIL! YIKES! That is NOT the result I wanted. I hated to waste that paper, but on the flip side, the mixed media DID NOT seep thru AND the back side of that paper is a rich, dark plaid pattern. So I salvaged it by doing lots of tearing, and this is the result:

I Love My Family

Did my mixed media using Tattered Angels mist in Cork, which is a light brown. The background paper is by Photo Play, as wel as the stickers and photo mats. The title is MAMBI and the chipboard circle peeking out on the side is from my stash. I added gold glitter glue so it wouldn’t look so blah.

I’m submitting this layout to ACOT’s Manufacture Challenge. The letters this month or P and T. P for Photo Play; T for Tattered Angels.

I’m also hosting my Fashion Challenge over at ACOT as well. I still need to post it, but I’m using the following image that I found on Pinterest:


Lovin’ the rich colors, aren’t you? And adding gold for a bit added “Wow!”.

TFL! 🙂