Monthly Archives: February 2014

Awesome Day


I created this layout for Sketch Challenge #22 at ScrapFriends

SF Sketch 22-February 2014c

I made the background with gesso, drywall tape, mists, Twinkling H2O’s and stamping.



I used several layers of papers, a doily and a tag to mount my picture.

A few pieces of Blue Fern Studios chipboard painted with acrylic paint, a couple flowers (the least amount of flowers I have put on a layout in a while!) some velvet flower tape I have had forever, and finally a few sequins.



Smile – Scrap Around The World February Challenge


I created this layout for the February Scrap Around The World Challenge.  I was inspired by the beautiful color combinations from this mood board:

february moodboard


The background was done with gesso, texture paste through a stencil, gellatos, stamping, and mists.



I used a few layers of papers, cheesecloth, flowers, twine and some epoxy dots.  And a feather dipped in glitter, which I think turned out so cool looking.


Twinkle – Prima February BAP


This is my kitty that appeared on our porch a few months ago.  We don’t even like cats, but she was so pathetic we let her stay, and surprise – we all like her now!

I used this sketch from Prima for their February Build a Page challenge:

prima feb


The background was done with acrylic paint tinted gesso, and tinted texture paste and my new Prima stencil.


Several layers of papers, and some flowers.


Prima Products Used:

12 x 12 Ledger Pad #844424

6 x 6 Printery Pad #843618, 6 x 6 Nature Garden Pad #950194

Wood flowers, Chalk edger “Dry Sand”, Stencil #564247

Say It In Crystals #551360

Flowers:  Joulee Quartz #567088, Essentials Printery #552527

Sweet – February C’est Magnifique sketch challange


Last post with these pictures 🙂  I just like them so much and all of the February sketch challenges are Valentines themed, so….

This layout is for the February sketch challenge at C’est Magnifique. I used the papers and a lot of the embellishments from their kit of the month.  Here is the sketch:

CM_Sketch_FEB 2014


I distressed the background with a few edge punches and a distress tool.  There is some embossing, gesso through a stencil, drywall tape, stamping and spray mist.


The kit came with lots of cute pieces for layering and pretty flowers.




Magical – Blue Fern Studios February Sketch Challenge

Here is my layout for the Blue Fern Studio February Sketch challenge


The sketch had a valentines look to it so I used these pictures of my

daughter and  her boyfriend.


I made the background by first covering most of the page with gesso.

I distressed the edges with a distress tool, some tearing and an edge punch.  I then colored the background with gellatos and several colors of mist.  I used texture paste and a stencil, stamping, embossing,  washi tape, and some rub ons too.

Here is a close up of the texture


I colored the Blue Fern Chipboard (I love this stuff!) first with black chalk ink.

Then I painted over it with iridescent gel medium, and applied some random blotches of texture paste.  Finally I splashed on some watered down acrylic paint and sprinkled distress glitter over it all.  I think it gave it an interesting look.



I finished everything off with a floral cluster, some cheese cloth, a few resin pieces, a really cool looking big crystal brad and some pearls.



Blue Fern Chipboard used:

Blooming Foliage, Winter Titles