Friday, August 17, 2012

Stuck On U Sketches Challenge

Hope everyone is having a Wonderful Day! Here's another awesome sketch from Stuck On U Sketches created by our talented Leah Schaeffer.
This challenge runs from August 17th-30th, so get your entries in!!

And here is my interpretation of the sketch.   I used a pic of my mother and me when we were both Oh..So..Young. The title of my layout says "Life is perfect, with you and me".  
The papers are from my Swirlydoos kit called "The Paper Doll". They included papers from 7 Gypsies and Kaisercraft. I did a lot of layering, distressing, and hand stitching. 

Here is a closeup. The chipboard is from Dusty Attic, DA0656 Rose Cluster. I painted it with distress crackle paint Tattered Rose and let dry over night.  Then I inked the leaves with distress ink in Forest Moss, and inked the rest of the chipboard with distress ink in Aged Mahogany and Victorian Velvet.
The paper layer that's crinkled..literally..and inked with aged mahogany distress ink to accent the creases.
I misted the bottom of my layout using a gate stencil from tattered angels, I think. I used TA chalkboard ink in Cherry Cola.

Here is another close up of the Dusty Attic chipboard, also from the same package, item #DA0656 Rose Cluster.  The flowers I used are all from Petaloo, mini pearl daisies and velvet mini blossoms in burgundy. Love them!
I also had some bubble wrap that I used as a stamp (actual bubble wrap). I cut a small piece of the bubble wrap, covered it with slate gray acrylic paint and stamped it to my layout all around my page. You can barely notice it..but in person, looks really pretty.

Have a wonderful day and hope to see you at SOUS!


  1. gorgeous Erica, love all the yummy details :)

  2. So gorgeous, Erica and I'm glad to see you play along this time! Lots of gorgeous technique here .. especially love that DA piece ,,, which I do not have believe it or not!

  3. Beautiful layout, Erica!!! Lots of layering and textures here.... And I'm going to try stamping with bubble wrap... sounds like fun!! tfs!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs!!!

  4. wow !!! this is super super beautiful !!! I looove that chippie rose cluster & your technique of bubble stamping ... hugz

  5. Stunning layout Erica. Love what you have done with the DA rose cluster, all the punchwork and the wee flowers. And weren't you a little cutie... Hugs xx

  6. So totally in love with that DA piece and how you altered it! Loving all the layers and punch work and misting!

  7. Wow, you did an awesome job with that chipboard! It looks fantastic on your layout and I love all the stamping you did too!

  8. Wow...this is stunning and I love all the gorgeous details!