Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sketchy Project!!

Hello Hello, gosh it's been ages!!! Sorry for the random posts.. just cant find time these days :-(
Lets start this month with some happy news, I just came to know I got into the fab 5 at Hero Arts in last months challenge:-) it was for the red balloon card, I am doing one crazy happy dance right now.. ha ha
Love Hero arts stamps, they truely are the best out there...

On to some more exciting stuff..., I have something really special to share with you today!! Been so excited to get this layout photographed and ready to go.

Below is the sketch that got it started, it was a sketch for my dear friend Nancy (another great friend from the Hero Arts group). She wanted to do a layout featuring her cute little angel Bruno (bless his soul) who in Nancy's words "crossed over the rainbow bridge".

You can drop in here to see what Nancy did with this sketch, too cute!!! :

I have used only the first page of the sketch:-) ( just realised I cropped the page too close since its a white layout!! Sigh.. )

This is a page about our trip to Santorini in 2009, we did a road trip by quad bike on the last day, visited a couple of beaches and a light house... We also stopped by this very colourful little roadside store where they sell home made preserves and wine! yum!!

Close up of a few embellishments:-)

Here I used one of my favourite stamps by Hero Arts.. Love this one, I wanted to depict the 'journey' and thought this bicycle (with the happy little flower basket) would be perfect for that! I love to stamp on my pages to add interest:-)

Hope you liked today's layout, this is the first time I am using so many pics on one page.. and I liked how it turned out:-)
Thank you Nancy for making this such a fun project!! Hugs:-)
Supplies List:
Patterned paper : Basic Grey June bug collection
Chip board: Bella Blvd and Basic grey June bug( from the alphabet chip sticker set), American Crafts Thickers ( which were coloured using chalk ink)
Stamp: Hero arts, Technique Tuesday stamps for the journalling, and also a 7 gypsies stamp for the journalling in the center)
Copics for colouring the stamped image.
Brads: Basic Grey Eerie collection
Navy blue twine: May arts


  1. Isn't it fun to be able to use so many photos on one page! Love how this turned out, Michelle!

  2. First..Congrats on being one of Hero's Fab 5!
    Your balloons card absolutely adorable!
    and this is Such Fabulous LO,Michelle! Love the photos too!

  3. Your layout came out gorgeous! The photos are great. Oh, and huge congrats on the Fab 5 spot! Although, i'm not surprised, because it is definitely well-deserved! :)
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

    ~ Ayana

  4. Hi Michelle, I'm doing the happy dance with you! I'm so excited that your awesome red balloon card made the Fab 5!
    I'm also dancing with joy that, with your wonderful creative help, I got through my first layout. I really love how your page turned out, your sense of design is amazing. And your photos...seriously, I want to take a vacation with you, how fabulous! I couldn't have chosen a better mentor for my first project.
    Thanks so much
    Hugs and Blessings!

  5. Beautiful layout, Michelle! I love the little bicycle and the title up the side! So fun to see what you and Nancy's created!

  6. First, congrats on your Fab 5 win - well-deserved! Second, I love your LO! Great way to showcase the photos.

  7. Wow this was a lot of work but, all of your efforts show and what a way to mark a special event. Love it:)

  8. Congrats on the fab five win - that balloon card was SO cute! :)

  9. Congrats on your fab five win!! :D such a pretty LO!! LOVE IT!! :) :) :) :) Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!

  10. Congratulations Michelle with your fab five win - I was so happy for you!

  11. I love how this turned out Michelle! Such a gorgeous layout and love all the photos! Congrats on your Hero Arts Fab 5 win!! Check out my blog for something else that will make your day!! lol!