Oh my word girls…I am *so* over the moon excited about our weekly sketch challenge. In fact, I was a little crazy and went to bed at 12:30 this morning, and woke up at 2AM. No worries I did finally make it back to sleep at 4 and then up at 6. LOL! Anyhow, I laid there stewing and stewing while being kicked repeatedly by my boy that decided to climb into our bed, over what to call our weekly sketch challenge. Of course I was too lazy to get out of bed and see what awesome suggestions you girls have given, but then it hit me….it’s a MID WEEK MOJO boost! Not sure if the name will stick, but I kind of like it!
So………..are you ready, are you ready, are you ready? Huh? Huh? Huh? Sheesh! I sound like one of my kids getting all excited about something! Well, I AM excited! I absolutely ADORE seeing how you girls interpret the basic design sketches that I have made.
Today’s sketch is a one photo sketch.
I go through phases where I want to squeeze in a lot of photos onto one page, but I also adore blowing up my favorite photo from an event to really show what is going on. This sketch really creates a great showcase for the photo as well as provides a nice sized journaling block and option for a fun paper mix!
You can see in my version of the sketch where I substituted the circle spots for hearts. I also added an array of flowers and butterflies. Yeah…I’m not sure that really goes with the whole ‘soopah stah’ theme, but I love the green grass in the background of the photo and really wanted to play that up with a natural feel.
Now let’s talk a little bit about those butterflies………………..oh wow. They were SO much fun to create. Now I’m not much of a stamper. I’ll wholeheartedly admit it. However, I really wanted to incorporate the cute butterfly stamps that are part of the Martha Stewart Embossing Kit that we are offering today. I popped open the kit, mounted the stamps onto the acrylic block and set to use the embossing ink pad that comes with the kit. I’m here to tell you, that ink pad positively ROCKS MY WORLD. I’m truly not just saying that either. In fact I had to call Melodee and squeal to her about it, as to how it provides the *perfect* amount of ink every time. Not too much. Not too little. In fact, I was a little worried when I stamped my paper as the image completely disappeared. With ink pads that I have used in the past it’s so ‘juicy’ that I can still see the image, and often times results in too much ink so the intricate, small details of a stamped image are lost in the embossing process. I went for it and added the embossing powder and at that moment, my friends, true love set in! <3 <3 <3 (awwwwww!)
I really liked cutting out the embossed images and adding some pop dots to the back of them, to add a little dimension to my project. I liked the feeling of not being tied as to where on the project the embossed images would go. Plus, like I said before, I’m a challenged stamper, and I would fear immensely messing something up if I were to heat emboss directly on the layout. This way if you do mess up, it’s simple….just make another one!
I hope that you girls have fun with this weeks sketch. Please share them with us on our Facebook Fan Page, or if you don’t Facebook, share us a link here in the comments.
All layouts that are shared online by Monday, July 26th at midnight will be qualified for a drawing for some free blog scrapbooking booty! I will share the random winner with our Mid Week Mojo next Wednesday!
Now get those kids napping so you can create.