Sunday, March 17, 2013

Family & Friends Together LO and Leaf Tutorial - My Creative Sketch Challenge Sketch

I forgot to mention last month, that I shared 'where I scrap' on the My Creative Scrapbook Blog, so if you are curious .... pop on over 'HERE'.

Now, to another layout I created with the March, Limited Edition Kit, from My Creative Scrapbook.  More beautiful Websters and Kaisercraft papers, teamed with some amazing Prima goodies.  In my own little world of 'heaven'.... 

 You can find all the details of all kits available 'HERE'.

I used the My Creative Sketches, March Sketch to complete my layout.  This month there is a terrific prize (as always) and I do hope to see 'you' join in the fun of creating with the blow sketch.
Oh my goodness, look at this PRIZE to be WON....
The photograph in this layout is of my Mum (on the far left) with her sister (far right) and a family friend (no idea who, must ask Mum).  It's a gorgeous photograph of them, though not in the best condition, I attempted to fix all the flaws and revamp the photograph.  I love the hair-styles, and dresses - they are so pretty!
Had to do a close up of the little Webster 'bird in the nest', as it is soooo cute!

How to Create Leaves

Scrap Pieces of Paper
Magic Mount
Distress Ink in Green
Brown Sharpie Pen 
Photograph One
 1. Using pencil, draw leaf shapes in various sizes on scrap paper as shown in photograph 2. It is best to do matching pairs of leaves, so cut the first out using sharp scissors, and use as a template to create a replica of the first leaf, shape and size. Do not stress about leaves not being a perfect shape, as no matter what shape, these leaves always look fantastic once completed on a layout. 
Photograph Two
 2. After all leaf elements have been cut out, ink all edges using a green distress ink. There is no need to worry about rubbing out the pencil marks, as the ink will cover any remaining pencil. Ink one side edge of each leaf slightly more so than the other, this adds a shadow. See photograph 3.
Photograph Three
3. Draw 3 random leaf lines as pictured in photograph 3, using a Brown Sharpie Pen.
Photograph Four
 4. Grab tip end of leaf in fingers, and base of leaf in your thumb, and squeeze the tip into a point only. Your thumb holds the lower area of the leaf flat. This adds dimension and shape to each leaf. See photograph 4. 
Photograph Five
 5. Apply a magic mount piece to the base edge of the wrong side of each leaf only, and adhere each leaf in and around any flowers on your layout to complete. The reason for using Magic Mount, is add height, and thus, dimension. See photographs 5 and 6.
Photograph Six
 6. Optional: Stickles glitter glue can add a new sparkling element to leaves, by tracing with the glitter glue around all edges, once in position on your layout. Or, trace the drawn Sharpie Pen lines to add a little character to each leaf.
Looking forwards to seeing how this sketch is interpreted!  
I'll be back with more for My Creative Scrapbook, soon...


Sabrina Sulaiman said...

A very classy photo and gorgeous design, Sandie! I totally adore those beautiful flowers you used, what a perfect choice! :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

Another stunning creation Sandie. The photo is wonderful and the colours and details are gorgeous.
Thank you for the leaf tutorial. I will be back later for a closer look.
take care
Hugs Sue

Lizzy Hill said...

What a great tut - I would NEVER have thought they were handcrafted leaves! And I popped on over to see your work space. Pretty awesome...those little drawers look like a great idea, I must say...I'm getting containers all over the show & never remember what's in them!!!

Leanne said...

very sweet! love the leaf tutorial too..x very clever. :)

Adriana B said...

wonderful tutorial about leaves,
lovely design and papers look fabulous on your page
Have a great weekend :)

Cindy Gay said...

Priceless photo! Love the leaves!

Norma Gomez said...

Sandie this layout is gorgeous! I love the colors and all the beautiful flowers.

Shell said...

Gorgeous page & photo Sandie!

Lizzyc said...

Hi.. This layout is so beautiful.. I love the photo and the flowers and the stitching gives such perfect finishing touch... love this..

Nadia Cannizzo said...

gorgeous layout. LOVED looking at your scrap area too :) Very organised!! Thanks for the tutorial as well. Great idea! Might have to use that some day :) Have a good week!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Beautiful page cool cluster work...and great leafes.
Thanks for the great tutorial.

carlies said...

hey friend you did a amzing job so beautiful love the leaves tut

hug's carla

sandi said...

This is just beautiful! Love the vintage feel it has and those leaves look great!

Denise van Deventer said...

So beautiful Sandie! Love that photo and your super! Love the leaves too....thanks for sharing! ;-)