Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mesmerized by the Lawnmower - Lily Bee Sketch and Simon Says Stamp Dotty Challenge


Hey everyone, trying to stay true to my goal to do at least one layout a week.  This week I'm playing along with a couple challenges, and continuing to work on some photos from our family vacation last summer.  I'm actually making a dent in those photos, and am hoping to be done relatively soon (don't ask about the Budapest/Hungary trip...).

Here's the Lily Bee Sketch:


I'm using papers from Lily Bee's Destination collection as well as a sheet of CTMH cardstock in Buttercup.  The circles were all cut with my old CM custom cutting system circles, and I did a fair amount of stitching on this one too (it's a little wonky...my stitching and curves is not always the best combination).

For most of the decorative circle/chevron elements I pulled out Ronda Palazarri's Well Rounded stencil again.  It's such a versatile stencil and I used three of the different circle elements.  For the chevrons I cut an arrow shape from a scrap piece of paper and used a sponge dauber with gray ink, dabbing away from the arrow.  It's subtle, but I think it works.


Since I've got lots of polka dots/circles on this one, it's perfect for the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks so much for coming by!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Lily Bee - Destination Collection; CTMH - Buttercup cardstock
Ink:  CTMH - Grey Wool
Other:  The Crafter's Workshop - Well Rounded; CTMH - Sponge Dauber; American Crafts - Crate Little Boy Blue Red Thickers; Lily Bee - Destination alphas and stickers; Sewing machine; Pigma - Black Micron Pen; CM - Custom Cutting System

15 comments:

  1. I should get out my sewing machine more often, this really looks great!

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  2. Love your layout! The colors and details are AWESOME! :)

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  3. What a fantastic layout, Miriam! I wish I was brave enough to scrapbook, lol! I loved being your page neighbour in the Sept-Oct PPC issue ;)

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  4. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the circle photos!!!

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  5. WOOOOOOOW, Miriam! I loooooooove how you did the chevrons and the circles-- it looks 3D! WOW! And those photos are super cute! LOVE <3

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  6. Love the colors and cute pics!

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  7. I just adore this layout and I have to laugh because I have pictures of my two doing the exact same thing!

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  8. Very cool sketch, and I love your take on it Miriam. The photos are just adorable.

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  9. Cool design! And I'm just loving the depth those stencils add!

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  10. Wow, those stencils are fabulous! The dimension is amazing!

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  11. Fabulous layout! Love the design and the stencil work. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  12. Fab take on the sketch! Love the circles!

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  13. What a sweet layout! A great use of "dots". Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

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  14. Fabulous layout and papers! Love it!

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