Lookin’ Good Sketch ChallengeJuly 5, 2012 12:02 pm Crafts, Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, Summer, Techniques and Mediums
By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
Everyone loves a challenge so I challenge you to use the sketch and create a layout using the elements from the sketch. When you are done, share your creation or creations on the CreateForLess Facebook page so everyone can see how you interpretation of it.
Remember that the elements can be anything you want such as flowers, die cuts, etc. and things don’t have to be placed on your layout where they are on the sketch. Mix them up a little and be creative! That’s half the fun of using a sketch. You don’t enjoy 8 x 8 pages? That’s ok! Do it in the size that you like. Is this your first sketch challenge? Maybe it’s your first time creating a layout and you could use some help? This how I created my layout and the embellishments on it.
After I chose the photos I wanted to use and trimmed them, I began by stamping my favorite saying from the Bottle Cap Expressions Stamp Set by Inkadinkado on white cardstock using a black ink pad and a stamp block.
I used my 1″ circle punch by EK Success to punch out the stamped piece. Tip: To be able to make sure the punch is aligned in the opening turn the punch upside down to align and punch out the piece.
I put a small amount of Tombow Mono Aqua Glue on the back of the image and placed it into a Paper Accents bottle cap that I purchased from CreateForLess. Next, I poured some dimensional lacquer in the bottle cap to fill it about half way and let it dry completely. The lacquer will look cloudy until it’s dry. If you get air bubbles in the cap as you pour, you can lightly tap the bottle cap on the table until they pop to get rid of them.
While the lacquer dried, I worked on the other parts of the layout. I chose this page from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Retro Grunge Paper Stash Paper Pad because it made the perfect mats for my photos. I cut out 4 of them to use that matched the colors in my pictures. One of them I left the 2 squares attached one on top of the other to accommodate the larger picture. I, also, chose a solid background sheet from the paper pad and trimmed it to be 8″ x 8″ in size. I adhered the photos to the mats and adhered them to the solid background paper using a tape runner.
Now, I stamped the thermometer from the Gadgets Stamp Set by Inkadinkado with the same black ink and stamp block that I had used earlier directly onto the layout. Then, I used a red marker and colored the “liquid” of the thermometer in and made it look like it had overflowed at the top. I, also, wrote the work “hot” next to it with the marker.
I used one of the red strips that was on the Grunge Paper sheet I had taken the mats for my photos from to create the title strip and used a set of alphabet stamps to spell the words, “Lookin’ Good” and stamped them onto the strip in black ink using the stamp block with the letter stuck onto it. I used a tape runner to adhere it to my layout and the top.
The bottle cap was now ready to be placed onto the layout so I used some Aleene’s Tacky Glue and put some on the back of the cap and put it on the layout to dry.
That’s how my layout was created using the sketch. Now let’s see yours! Remember when you are finished “Like” the CreateForLess Facebook page and post your creation for everyone to see. I’m looking forward to see them all!