Another month, another Kreatorville Krafts sketch!
Lately I've loved making LO's using more than one picture, so I was really happy when I saw the KK July sketch:
Though I'm still not all that comfortable using sketches, this sketch spoke to me and the LO just seemed to make itself. Here's my take on it:
That's me when I was 17 months old (en 2 years old in the cut-out pic)... recognize the chubby cheeks LOL??? I guess my mom liked cute red raincoats in those days ... I chose the title because well, our belgian summers here are famous for their amount of rain. It seems usually we can't have more than two or three days of sun before a storm heads our way. This can't be said at this moment though, we've had almost tropical temperatures for quite a few days now. Today I only went out into the garden to go and cool off in our swimming pool ... just to go and hide back inside just as quickly! I'm not complaining though, as far as I'm concerned this weather may go on throughout the whole of the summer vacation!
Except for the red dotted pp, all the materials used came out of left-overs from previous KK kits. Make sure to head on over to the KK blog to see the other DT members' take on the sketch! And why not give it a try yourself! You have until the end of the month to post your LO based on the sketch (marked sketch #3) into our Flickr Group, I would love to see you there!
And just in case you hadn't heard yet ... Keandra is offering some of her previous kits (november through february) for 50% off. You can find all the details here... better hurry!
Let's Get Shabby
This wonderfully inspiring blog is turning 1, happy birthday to you all!!!! I can't believe it has been a year already. Ever since the blog's birth, I've been wanting to play along. However, shabby is something I'm not good at. Believe me, I've tried, desperately I might add, because I really love the shabby look, but ... it's just not for me, I just can't seem to be able to make it work. This month, their challenge is to use stamps. At first I thought I would have to give it a miss again ... those of you following my blog know by now I'm afraid of stamps. Silly, I know, but I just don't know how to incorporate them in a LO and I'm always afraid I'll screw up and will have to start all over again. Being afraid of them hasn't stopped me from bying them though, which means I have a nice collection of unused stamps here. So I thought ... why not give it a try this time??? I'd like to say I merely did this to show my courage, but in all honesty I must admit the awesome prize the ladies over at Let's Get Shabby are offering might have had something to do with it LOL. They are giving away a US$100 store credit for Purple Onions Designs ... they have the most beautiful stamps!!!!!
For their challenge, I decided to alter this little leather-like book:
I started out by painting over the black in several colours, and then added a Tim Holtz stamp. Then I figured, if I'm gonna use stamps, I might as well go all the way, and I decided to try if embossing it might work on that surface and over the paint ... and it worked. It actually turned out pretty cool. I have some close-ups to show you the effect:
It really gives a cool effect, it looks even better IRL! And it feels good as well, I can't stop rubbing over it with my fingers LOL. I'm so happy with this that I've promised myself to take out my stamps some more in the future!
Finally, I would like to thank all of you who took the time to visit my friend Vicky's blog. She was so happy to receive your comments. She's a little unsure about her scrapping (we all were in the beginning and I'm sure we still are at times...) and your words did her the world of good. Your visits made me feel glad once again to be part of this community.
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