Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sketch N Scraps Birthday Bash Challenge

So, how many of you have been having fun with Sketch-N-Scraps month long Birthday Bash?
For my challenge I invite you to play with inks, stains, & sprays! Take a blank sheet and customize it to work with your layout. Or match some embellishments to your paper. There are so many products out there to play with you can make anything!

For my layout I used a stencil from Studio Calico & inks from Ranger to make the starburst pattern on plain white card stock.
For my title piece, I created a custom tag using Ranger Inks, another Studio Calico Stencil & American Crafts Embossing Powder. I will have another post tomorrow showing you how I did the tag in more detail. The lettering is cut out with my cricut and I covered it in glossy accents to give it a shine.
When it comes to using inks, most people think of stamping right away. I did stamp a little on this layout, making a small spot in the corner for the date.
This photo show a little more detail on the star burst. Because I used Distress Ink from Ranger, I could manipulate it with water. I sprayed the paper lightly to break the ink up a bit and give it an interesting look.
 Now it's your turn! Make a layout using inks, stains, &/or sprays. Go out of your comfort zone and make a mess! Upload your layout below for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to my store!
 Products I used in this layout:


Kerry said...

I truly adore your page, I like the large sunburst effects but you have given me another option in playing with my mask! What a generous prize too. xx

Lisa in Texas said...

Heather, this is lovely! Your tag is so cute and the sunburst colors are so vibrant! What an awesome challenge can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Kelly said...

This is stunning!!! LOVE the beautiful sunburst and the inks you have used! Absolutely wonderful layout and challenge!! :) Can't wait to see the entries! :)

Jessica said...

Great layout and fabulous challenge. I'm having a great time with the Birthday Bash!

Katherine Clayton said...

Love your layout! And love, love the challenge . . . so much fun!!! I didn't see a deadline date for this challenge, but the linky isn't open. But I would still like to share a layout I did even if it is too late to be entered into this challenge. I used embossing paste and paints to do my background. Here's the link: