Saturday, November 22, 2014

Gift Of Love (November SOS Sketch DT reveal)

Did you see yet the November Sketch challenge reveal over on the Scrap Our Stash blog?

Click HERE for all the details!

Link up before November 28th for a chance to win a collection pack from Echo Park.

What a beautiful sketch Rochelle Spears has designed for the sketch challenge this month! I love those strips of papers layered underneath the photo and the circle outline.
Along with using the sketch as inspiration, the challenge requirements are to create a layout of SOMEONE you are THANKFUL for and include 5 STASH ITEMS on your layout that you are THANKFUL for (most likely your "goto" stash items. 

Here's my take...

I used a photo of me with 3 of my favorite people, my boyfriend Yves and our two nieces, Ella and Daphne. Ever since I met Yves more than 8 years ago, I cannot believe how fortunate I am to be loved by him.  Ella and Daphne are 2 beautiful girls who are growing up so fast; they're funny, imaginative and caring.  I am so thankful for all the joy, laughter and love that they each bring to my life. 

As far as the stash challenged is concerned, I used the 5 products 
that I most often used in my work. 

I love to dabble in mixed media techniques and stencils are a must-have for any mixed media artist. I most often use mine with molding paste to add elegant and textured designs on my backgrounds.

Mists & Paints
After doing the stenciling, I add colour to my background using mists. Mists are also perfect to turn any embellishment into the perfect colour for your page. And anyone familiar with my work knows how much I love to dab white paint over my layouts to finish it off with a soft whitewash look.

I've been so blessed to be on the amazing 2Crafty Chipboard DT for more than a year now and I get loads of beautiful laser-cut chipboard to create with.  Included on this page are these 2Crafty pieces: Circle Revolution Frame, Element Set 1, Leafy Silhouettes and the French Lace Border.

My favorite style of scrapbooking is shabby chic so obviously, I love to use flowers, 
loads of them, of most of my creations. I have to admit that they are also my favorite shopping item :P

Ever since I discovered tags, I can barely do one page without slipping one in some way, shape or form.

Now, who and what are YOU thankful for?  

I can't wait to see!