Friday, June 21, 2013

It was my turn this week to do a tutorial for Let's Scrap.  I chose to share an off-the-wall project created on canvas.  The tutorial shows how to create a background that looks like weathered wood using Crackle paint.  Here are the details to create your own work of art,

I started with an 8X10 canvas from the local $ store (but any size will do).  I applied 2 thin coats of acrylic paint to my canvas, don’t forget the sides and then let dry thoroughly, overnight is best.
Apply a generous layer of Crackle medium with a brush.  I bought my Crackle medium at the local craft store for around $6 for a large bottle so you will get many projects from one bottle.  Let dry just until it is tacky.
Gently apply a contrasting color of acrylic paint over the top of the crackle medium and let dry thoroughly overnight or for several hours.  
Once dry you will see how it creates a beautiful weathered wood look to the canvas.  You are now ready to apply your photos and embellishments just as you do a scrapbook page. You can also use on scrapbook pages but use a heavy cardstock as it will warp the page somewhat; or use on chipboard books, letters or embellishments or on wooden surfaces too.  Try on larger projects such as decorative birdhouses or chairs.
I used Let’s Scrap 9-09-09 as my inspiration for my canvas artwork; the photo is of DH and I when we first engaged taken at a local fair. 
Well here are are with another weekly sketch at Let's Scrap.  This week is a card sketch and I created a Father's Day card using a weaving technique on the tutorials.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

On to June's happenings...on Let's Scrap this past week's sketch is a lovely design by Michelle van Wyk.


I created a layout of my birthday celebrating my kids who cooked me up a yummy chocolate birthday, complete with chocolate chicken and chocolate cake for dessert.  The ingredients for my layout,
Heartfelt Creations pp & Tag - Vintage Floret Collection
AC Cardstock - flag and pennants
Ink by CTMH - Chocolate & Indian Corn Blue
Unknown flowers, brads and ribbon


On Canadian Scrapbook I created this layout for this week's Sketchy challenge...another digi page for my AZ vacation book.

june2013sketch.jpgLake Havasu
Well here it is already June and I haven't posted a darn thing for May...I have been so busy enjoying the National Scrapbook Day events at Let's Scrap.  So here is a recap of May.

Let's Scrap hosted a different challenge every day for the month of May and here is my first sketch creation.

My challenge was to scrap a layout using this sketch detailing how or why scrapbooking is important to you. 
I created a digital layout using  a chalkboard background, added 3 of the same photos of myself; changing them to B&W, Sepia and Color for added interest, then added the all important journaling on why I scrapbook...and as you can see from my journaling ...It is all about the Story!  I was so excited to see the different interpretations of my sketch and all the reasons why from each and everyone.  A random drawing of a small RAK will be announced soon.

Here a a few of my favorites that I created during NSD.

For NSD #24 which required you to use a song for the title I created this Las Vegas layout using the 90's song title by Faith Hill.  I used Let's Scrap sketch 11-4-09 as my inspiration.

Let's go to VEGAS

For  NSD # 23 which required a no photo challenge I created this journal page from my recent Arizona vacation with all the details of one of our day trips.  I used Let's Scrap sketch 4-20-10 as my inspiration.
My Album 12 Lake Havasu-001
I created this layout of my DGD for NSD # 18...using the sketch provided.
Driving Miss Emily