I am obviously feeling a lot better this week as I keep telling people all I want to do is make things, unfortunately work is getting in the way and I am running out of time!
When I feel in the need to create but I don’t have too much time, I tend to turn to scrapbook sketches. I love using sketches because you don’t have to do the “heavy thinking” which comes with design but you can still put your own style onto a layout.
Last year, Big Picture Classes had a free class called the Summer Craft Party and one of the lessons for this class was a sketch which I have been waiting to use. You don’t need to be a paid up member of the BPC to take this class and it gives you a great flavour of what BPC is all about.
One of the best tips I have picked up this year, is using a wedge-nib alcohol pen to edge pattern paper. You get a smooth even effect and its also a lot quicker than using inks. Thanks to create and craft for that!
I wanted to keep the colour as subtle as possible, so I toned the cream pattern papers with wood effects embellishments. All of the pattern paper is from the same Project Life value kit. When you are looking for small pieces of pattern paper, I find myself reaching more and more for my Project Life cards as you can select a range of complementing patterns very quickly.
- Bazzill Cardstock – Swiss Dot Cardstock in cream
- Bazzill Cardstock – “Just the Edge” Cardstock strips (in brown)
- Becky Higgins Project Life – Odds and Ends Value Kit
- Gossamer Blue – Wooden Embellishments and Title
- Josy Rosy – Baby Pink Ric-Rac
- Promarker – Brown Alcohol Pen
Thanks for reading