Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Sweet Innocence" Featured Artist for My Little Sketch Blook

Hello Mates!! I was so excited when I was chosen to be the featured artist for Liz Qualman's Sunday March 14 sketch at My Little Sketch Blook. As many of you know, I frequently use her sketches & was thrilled to be asked alongside Sandie Vincent & Sandy Clarkson. I found the sketch to be a fantastic multi photo challenge that worked wonderful with these adorable photos of my niece Anna & the precious face of sweet innocence! I used the October 2009 Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook that featured the 7gypsies Victoria papers.
I loved the colors of the papers & really wanted to accent them. I placed a circle in the middle of the layout & dotted it with Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls for added detail. The edges were inked with Adirondack watermelon & Distress Scattered Straw ink. I added the date to the clear journaling tag with Making Memories rub-ons.
The blooms were simple layers made with the papers used in the layout. I inked the edges & attached with a brad. I have made this bloom for another layout in the past & have a tutorial here if you would like to take a look!
The title work was made using Websters Pages Storytellers & was originally pale pink. I inked them with Ranger black alcohol ink & adhered them with a Zig glue pen. I think the Zig glue pen is great for those thin tiny hard to glue places!

I doubled matted the photo & then added a punched border using the Martha Stewart loopy punch! The flourishes were made with my Sizzix Big shot & were scattered about the layout. A small Retro punch was used to make the tiny flourish flowers & then dotted with Liquid Pearls Emerald Green for the centers. I had so much fun with this layout & want to send my thanks to Liz for an awesome sketch & for selecting me as a featured artist! I feel very humbled!! Also I want to thank all my blogging friends!! You guys are the best!! :D


Isabel De Pauw said...

so sweet ! love it !

Jocelyn said...

Oh beautiful is this...Again all the details to this LO are Fabulous!!!!

The colors are so pretty and of course loving those photos!!

Wishing you a Happy Monday sweet friend!!!

Lynette said...

Congratulations Lynn on being the featured artist. You made such a beautiful layout based on the sketch. I love every little detail on your layout.

Gerry said...

Amazing LO, Lynn!!!!

Maggi said...

Gorgeous! I just love the way you used these colors!

sue said...

beautiful layout as always, love the papers, what would we do without our bigshots x sue x

Teresa Jaye said...

Lynn, your layout is so beautiful. I love how you have different color papers at the top and bottom, and how they are unified by the borders and the black elements. Just stunning.

Sandy said...

Congrats again on such a wonderful opportunity...yes, liz rocks and so do you...this is gorgeous...those pics are toooooo precious...your layout captures the beauty of childhood perfectly!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Congrats on the feature Lynn, I love what you did! xOxO

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lynn !!!
Love this lo!! love the papers and color combo !! What a sweet pic and beautiful title!!
Very precious page!

Marisol said...

Hi Lynn!!
Thank you for visiting me in my blog.
I was going to visit you when I saw you in Liz's blog, but you have gone forward.

I like very much your layouts, I loved them when I see them in MCS's gallery, though not always I leave a comment, sorry...

This layout is amazing, very beautiful!!! Congrats!

Greetings from Spain

Meg Giroux said...

Lynn, this is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE THE COLORS AND ALL THE FLOWERS AND FLOURISHES!!! You knocked it out of the ball park girl!!

Tammy said...


TracyP said...

Wow!! Just had a browse at your blog and your work is very inspiring :) Thanks for Sharing!

Vanessa said...

Just stopping by to say hi. Congratulations on being selected! And I have to say, pink and green are one of my favorite color combos.

Liz said...

Thank you so much for your amazing and wonderful work! You make my sketches shine.

Spyder said...

This is one of the best layouts ever!!
Love it!(Lyn))

Anonymous said...

Hello Lynn!!! I want to share something special with you so please come to my blog to take it!!
Big hugs!!

Shazza said...

Hi Lynn!

Great style, great pages!!

Are you up for some challenges?

I am sending you an invite to come join me on ARTastic challenge blog, and From Screen 2 Scrap. It would be great if you could join as a follower and get all the latest updates.

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In May ARTastic will be celebrating its 1st Birthday we have over $300 worth of prizes to give away, so I would love you to join in and have a chance of winning 

Special Offer – If you join either or both sites and enter a layout for the challenge in April and/or May, you will receive an extra bonus point to go towards your voting tally at the end of the month.

Hope to see you soon!



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