Sunday, May 9, 2010

Special Friends

Hi Friends! I hope this finds everyone doing well! I really need to find some more time to scrap & I am sure many of you feel the same way! So when I was asked by Liz Qualman to be a featured artist for her Sunday May 09 sketch, I jumped at the chance! I was so happy to see the sketch... it was perfect for this great photo of my hubby, me , sister & brother-in-law having an awesome dinner at a great restaurant called Charlie Gitto's..... yummmmm. We have such fun together!!!

I used the March 2010 Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook that features the fantastic Strawberry Kisses Collection by Prima.

I used dark brown & coral card stock to compliment the muted colors in the papers. The paper border, layers & mat were punched with a Fiskars scallop punch... still one of my all time favs!

The title work is Thickers raw chip letters that was inked with Adirondack Espresso Alcohol ink. The scalloped butterfly embellish is a "card stock sticker" also from Prima. The leafy flourish was cut with my Big Shot using a Sizzix BigZ Vine dine. I accented the leaf sections with coral Scribbles 3D paint!
I made the flowers using just a few layers & various punches & dies . The centers are something that I picked up at the St Louis CKC convention & are made by Queen & Co! The copper color worked great with the colors I was using! I inked all edges with 2 colors of Distress Ink- vintage photo & worn lipstick.

The last main part of my layout was the "turned up corner" Liz had on her sketch! I thought it was a fun touch! I cut 2 pieces of the paper, punched, inked & attached them to appear as if it was on the flip side & underneath. I small flourish was adhered for fun & another Queen & Co brad was added to hold the paper!
I really enjoyed working with the sketch & am so happy that I used our BEST FRIENDS on my layout!! Hats off to Liz & her great sketches! Thanks so much for stopping by!! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!

Lynn :D


sue said...

beautiful, love the delicate pink colour and the expresso ink edges great x sue x

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Ohhh!!! Such a beautiful page!!! I love the way you used this kit!! and your interpretation of Liz's sketch is heavenly! the vines!!

Hey, I used your fancy stitched border idea on one of my May DT layouts! (I checked! and my machine did have fancy stitches on it! Who knew!)....left some creds for you in my blog post...thanks hon!

~Gabi xx

Cindy Gay said...

Love the turned up corner and the die cut leaf flourishes. Great have a great smile!

Jocelyn said...

Oh another Stunning LO Lynn...all the details..I just have to keep going back to look again and again!!!

Thanks for the wonderful comment that you left for me!!

Wishing you a day filled with sunshine and smiles!!!

Karen Lee said...

I just love those vines!!! Great work as always!

xoxo Karen Lee

Lynn said...

Love the flowers and vines. What a pretty as always.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Another beautiful layout! Love your unique interpretation of Liz's sketch! Your brown and corals are soooo my colors, so I'm just loving the whole thing! Have a great week!

Lynette said...

Such a beautiful the butterflies.

jmcstamper said...

Glad to see you back! Hope to see more soon. No pressure.

Romy said...

This is completely stunning, Lynn! What a great interpretation of the sketch and I love your use of that kit. The black details on this layout make it a real "Lynn-page":)

Debbie said...

Love all the details and the wonderful colors!

Marisol said...

Fantastic work with Liz's sketch, Lynn.

I love the colours and all those details you chose, over all the butterflies.

sheila said...

This lo is Beautiful Lynn! This is a very nice photo of you and your friends.

sutty said...

Beautiful LO - love the vines and the flowers...and like the paper pin back idea too.



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