Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Oh Boy - Sketchy Boards Challenge

I am so excited about this layout! I won the honor of being a guest designer for Sketchy Boards Challenge and I was thrilled to get the opportunity. Heidi supplied me with an amazing sketch and inspiration picture, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Here is the Sketch I was given:

Awesome, right? And here is the inspiration picture:

Right away that orange just popped out at me. I knew I had to use orange, yellow, and black on my layout. Love!

So, here is what I created:

I used a picture of my beautiful boy. I love, love, love my son! This picture makes me so happy. I chose a black and what picture so it wouldn't compete with the colors I wanted to use on the page. The minute I saw the sketch I remembered these great Tuesday Morning chipboard stars that I've had in my stash for years. I'm so glad I held on to them. They are perfect!

The background paper is from Bella Blvd. I loved the bold pattern on the dark color. To add some detail to the page I used a Jim Holtz stencil and Quick Quotes Powder Puff Ink in Blue Jeans. I pushed the ink into the stencil around the page. I adore the effect it made. 

I love, love, love layers. I also love mixing patterned papers. So much fun! In this picture you can see all the wonderful layers of paper and ephemera. So much fun!

I had these large white cardstock alphas in my stash for awhile too. I love how the white stands out against all the patterns and bright colors. The 'oh' is from a pack of glitter Thickers that I've had in my stash as well. I think I used a lot of supplies that have been begging to be used on this page. 

I used a gold Uniball Signo pen to create the circles on the page. They add a bit of detail without adding dimension. The tickets in the corner were just the color I wanted, but I didn't like the words on them. So, I simply turned them over and outlined the edges. They became the perfect place to do my quick journaling and to add an embellishment cluster. 

I used pop-dots under the picture because it sat up on the star which had dimension. I also pop-dotted a couple accent stars for more dimension. Here you can also see that I outlined the large star with white faux stitching using a white Gelly Roll pen. I love doodling on my pages.

And finally, the "star" of the page (pun intended). These stars were plain, white chipboard when I pulled them out of the package. To create the wonderful colors, depth and shine and painted them with Twinkling H20s in Ginger Peach, Indian Copper, and Yellow Rose. I then used some Ultra Embossing Powder to create a nice, thick layer of shine on them. They turned out just the way I had hoped. Perfect!

Please join Sketchy Boards Challenge this month for this fun sketch challenge. I had a blast using it, and I'm sure you will do. 

I hope you enjoyed looking at my layout as much I had enjoyed making it. Please take a moment and follow my blog. I'd love to have you join me! Thank you.