Hi everyone! It's Brenda Smith here. I am so excited to be joining the Beary Scrap as a Guest Designer, and am even more excited to help introduce this month's fabulous sketch challenge.
While I was leafing through my photos, I knew I wanted to do something with this one of my daughter last May because it's just too stinkin' cute (I know, I might be a little biased)! Luckily for me, The Beary Scrap Store had just the perfect papers to match this photo: Echo Park's For the Record. Echo Park has been one of my favorite manufacturers since they showed up on the scene last year, and they absolutely knocked it out of the park with this line! It is so incredibly versatile and can be used on layouts about sweet little baby girls, boys, layouts about yourself, and just about any other topic. My dilemma was in choosing which papers to use in the kit because they are ALL so pretty.
I started by distressing my papers using Zutter's Distrezz-it-all and then using Tim Holtz Distress Inks with the Ranger Ink Blending Tool to apply the ink evenly. Then I used my Scotch Pink ATG Gun to glue down the papers, making sure to not glue the very edges because I wanted to have them stick off of the paper a little bit. I splattered some Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Broken China to add a little interest and to also complement the blues in the papers. I then laid down a sticker from the For the Record kit with a brad from the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Market Street collection. Then I layered various-sized flower punches to make a dimensional flower.
The journaling spot and the tab on the side of the photo are also from the For the Record kit. I distressed the journaling tag just like I did the other papers.
For the "Sleeping" part of the title, I used the letter stickers from the For the Record kit and gave them some added dimension by popping them up with EK Success 3D Foam Dots. The "beauty" letter stickers are from my stash.
That's all from me this week. Thanks so much for looking! We really hope you join us in this sketch challenge. Remember you have until April 14th to get your entries in. I look forward to seeing what you make!