Thursday, July 16, 2015

She is my Sunshine -- My Scraps & More sketch 110 reveal

Hello out there!  Glad to be back on the blog today with the 2nd sketch reveal for July for My Scraps & More sketches.  Today's sketch was a fun one by Juliana Michaels.  When I saw the circles in the sketch, citrus immediately popped into my head!  I had just downloaded a free sketch file from Scrapbook & Cards Today with a citrus slice...perfect! I combined Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss and Amy Tan Rise & Shine (that I got from MSAM) for my layout. Take a look:

 The first thing I did was cut two 4" citrus slices using white cardstock.  I cut two citrus "rinds" using the orange side of "Rachel" paper.  I then backed the inside of the slices with various papers from both collections.  

I flicked some of Heidi Swapp's Patina Color Shine to my base, and then I sewed a long rectangle from the "Sour" paper to my white cardstock base.  Next I placed my citrus slices and sewed zig zag stitches to connect the inner and outer layers of the slices.

I placed buttons in the center of my slices for contrast.  I love the zig zag stitching!  Tip:  sew slowly when going in circles - it's easy to get off track.  

I matted my two photos with white cardstock (which I inked the edges of using CTMH Creme Brulee ink for more contrast) and the heart paper from Rise & Shine.

I took the bar code strip from Citrus Bliss Sour and sewed it along the bottom to anchor my page.  I did a long strip of straight stitches and another strip of straight stitches with a small bit of zig zag on the right hand side.  I placed some of the Citrus Bliss Ephemera on top of the bottom strip.

For my title, I used some letters from Simple Stories and Authentique as well as the "Sunshine" from the Citrus Bliss Ephemera pack, which I popped up with some foam tape.

I used a small journal tag from the Ephemera pack, some sequins, and more Ephemera around the layout.

Below is Juliana's fun sketch...please create your own version and link up to the My Scraps & More Sketch blog for a chance to win the July prize!  Head over there now to take a look at the other designers' takes on her sketch, including her great layout of her pretty puppy!

Make it a fun weekend!  See you soon.


1 comment:

  1. super fun page, and too sweet!! LOVE your embellies on it!!!


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