Friday, November 14, 2008


This layout is based on a Liz Qualman sketch for the November Sketch Challenge at My Creative Scrapbook.(I have placed a link at bottom of this post) It was really a challenge as I have a difficult time with sketches! They never end up looking like the sketch! I used the BasicGrey Urban Prairie collection of paper. Such great colors!
I distressed all raw edges with Tim Holtz black soot & worn lipstick distress ink. I also used the Adirondack pool blue ink for the blues distressing. For the letters & flourish I used StazOn black.
I used a clip art bird image as a template for my bird. I cut it out of cardboard & covered with some Urban Prairie paper. The wing was made from a petal shape chip, covered & distressed. A jewel was added as an eye, & dotted turquoise Stickle highlights were placed on flourish.

I hand scalloped & cut the scallop paper, punched the scallops & distressed all raw edges. The flowers were layers cut with my Sizzix Big Shot, using all papers in the lo. I used fruit punch & turquoise Stickles on the petal of the flowers. The flower centers was made with Liquid Pearls covered with fruit punch Stickles. Flourishes from card stock are used to fill in the flowers.

Border sticker from the Urban Prairie collection is highlighted with smaller layered flowers. Decorative borders from Cuttlebug dies (used w/ my Big Shot) is cut & placed around photo. Two little bows are placed on photo! Thanks to my sweet Niece for being such a cutey!!!
Thanks for taking a look!!


**luci** said...

this is just stunning, thanks for sharing your tips, have to try the one with the bird.

Angie ~ Scrap'n'art said...

Hi Lynn!

Angie here! Thanks for dropping by my blog space and introducing yourself and thanks for allowing me to follows yours too.

WOW! Im very impressed esp with your techniques and layouts:):):)

Look forward to seeing more of your inspirational work Lynn.

Mwah & Hugs Angie ~ aka

Jane Smith said...

Just letting you know I have been snooping around...I love your work...the layered flowers are gorgeous!! Xj


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