Using up more Imaginisce die cuts

I’m really making a dent in those large die cuts I bought 4 years ago from Imaginisce. I think I have 3 more.

This first layout doesn’t use the die cuts as a title, as I decided to use the collar as an embellishment.

Those Eyes

I pulled the colors from the collar to create the title (the red ones have been misted over; the yellow ones used a gelato in Mango).

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I also used my bones stencil to add texture with spackling paste. I then misted it over in several areas.

The second layout uses “Fluff & Stuff” die cut title to describe my BFF’s little dog Trouble:

Fluff & Stuff

Again, I started with the title and pulled those colors to use throughout the layout. My papers are from Basic Grey “Hey Girl” collection and the other small die cuts (dog house, hearts, star, paw prints) as well as small alphas are from Jillibean Soup.

TFL! 🙂

Sketch-n-Scrap Reveal #93

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you a wonderful sketch by the talented Kelly Holifield! Its set up for 2 photos and lots of fun little hexagons!

November 15th Sketch

I had so many ideas in my head when I saw this sketch. Then..it hit me. I have a 12×12 stencil with 5 different sizes of hexagons. I’m tinkering around with Mixed Media lately and wanted to add texture to my layouts. But sometimes I forget…or I don’t want to mess up. Which is my biggest worry. LOL. But I know that practice makes perfect and its okay to get messy. So here is what I came up with:

Brandy - Nov 15th Layout

The background paper already has texture – its like crushed velvet. But I thought using spackling paste (from Home Depot), would jazz it up a bit! I colored the 3 smaller ones in the upper left corner with a mixture of black gelato and water. But I left the others white as to “pop” off the paper!

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The flowers are by Prima and I thought the sequins added a pretty touch too.

And lets not forget about the journaling card.

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Funny story, that journaling card. So I hosted our last crop of 2015 Oct 17th/18th, so my girls were with me as I was working on it. I was almost done, but was at a lost at where I should add the journal card. First I wanted to place it to the right of the large photo. Nah…how about to the left of the smaller photo…mmm…Hhhhmm..not sure. So I asked my friend Amanda. She was like, “Well, yeah..you could..but…how about this?” and she mentioned placing it over the left corner of where the hexagons were, but with a tilt. I was like…”ooooOOOOO…” I then showed Misty and Laura and yep, they loved the idea too! I was going to place it there, but then it looked plain. So I wrapped some twine around it and tied a small bow and wholla! Perfection! Sometimes a second set of eyes (or 3 or 4) is what you need to polish off a layout! That’s what scrappy friends are for! 🙂

Please make sure to stop by the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out the rest of the fabulous layouts by the design team! Hope you play along!

TFL! 🙂