Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"SSF... Sweet Sisters Forever"!! Dusty Attic December 2011 Sketch Challenge

I started this layout a couple of months ago for Dusty Attic's December 2011 Sketch Challenge. But, I've been so busy I didn't work on it much and just now finished it!!

There was some "crazy science" happenin' with the Dusty Attic pieces!! I used LuminArte and Ranger's Rock Candy. The color totally changed and the crackle was so deep and crumbly that I had to add glossy accents just to keep it from falling apart!!

In this pic you can see what it looked like when I started... and what the Rock Candy did to the LuminArte!! I left the finished pieces for a long time just trying to figure out if I wanted to use them or not. I tend to be a picky scrapper... and this is totally leaning toward grunge. But, my girls liked them... so I went ahead and used them!! :)

"Sweet Sisters Forever"

I've called my girls sweet sisters for as long as I can remember!! So, for the title I simply used the abbreviation.

I gathered the black ribbon and attached it with glossy accents. But quickly realized this was way to messy. So, after gathering the teal ribbon, I used an awl and poked holes right through the black ribbon and paper then stitched it on. Then I added a strip of rhinestones with glossy accents. I'll be adding the rhinestones to the store when I get a chance. 

You can see how much the pieces changed!!
They are twice as big, the color changed and they are really crackled!!!

The flowers are handmade using Donna Salazar's "Rose Creations" Spellbinder Dies. The tiny butterflies were made with Martha Stewart punches. I just cut two, layered them and added hot fix rhinestones. I'll be adding hot fix rhinestones to the store too!! I add those little gems to EVERYTHING!!

This is an image that my girls colored with copic markers. It was hanging up right behind them when I took their pictures. So, I took a picture of this too!! It totally reminds me of the two of them!! :)

This is the sketch I was following and here's the link to the Dusty Attic Ning Site...

Items used...

LuminArte "Sweet Thistle"

Ranger's Rock Candy & Glossy Accents

Martha Stewart Punches... "Around the Page" & Butterfly

Hot Fix Rhinestones & Applicator

Rhinestone Trim

Well, that's it for now! Thanks so much for looking... I appreciate your visit!!! :)

God bless & big hugs...


Michele said...

Such a cool LO! Love all the artsy touches!

Lizzyc said...

Hi Tracy! wow! this is so eye catching and creative! i am sure the girls will love it!!FAB-UUU-LOS!!! and thanks for coming by my blog too.. your comment is soo sweet!!x

Dani Cristina said...

Is beautiful!!!

(in Português)Brazil
Eu adorei seus trabalhos!
Um jeito ├║nico,muito original:)

ms.schwiet said...

This is by far the most unique techniques on chippies

Cathy Lane said...

This is stunning the bold colours and all the yummy techniques..super beautiful work! :)

Ellen said...

Hi Tracy, Welcome to OWH!!! I am sure you will enjoy making cards for the troops. This LO is incredible! I love all of the details and your DD's are just adorable. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments. I am now following you too!