Shannon gave us two sketches to choose from this month. I created a layout with a flowering dogwood tree earlier this year, so decided to go a different direction from the tree. I've been wanting to extend an element on out of a photo for a while, and this photo worked perfectly. Grace is pushing Maria on our wooden swing set back in North Carolina. The set is not in the photo, so I extended the swing chains and recreated the wooden structure. I told my wonderful engineer husband that I felt like I was doing an engineering project creating the swing set - LOL!
My title was inspired by the Bird is the Word "Together" Challenge.
Here is the fabulous October Scrapping Stamper Sketch that I chose to work with:
Be sure to head over to The Scrapping Stamper to see Shannon's other great sketch for October and to see the inspiring layouts created by her DT!!
Chain: I purchased some chain from the jewelry department at JoAnn's and applied the blue alcohol ink with a fine paintbrush. I mixed a couple colors of alcohol ink on my craft mat to get a color that would match the blue chain in the photo. I cut small pieces of glue dots to adhere the chain to the page. The chain eyelets were formed with craft wire wrapped once around a round tip plier and then twisted. I made the two pieces and then cut part of the twisted section off with wire cutters so they would be the same length.
Swing set: This was a fairly simple project. I located a photo of a swing set similar to the one this swing had hung from and recreated it in a wood-like paper. I cut strips of the paper and inked the edges before assembling my swing set. I alcohol inked the screw brads before adding to strategic spots.
Butterflies: These little butterflies started out as simple punched cut-outs. I brushed coordinating stickles across the wings, and Black Diamond Stickles over the bodies. When dry, I curled the wings over a round bar to add dimension. Such sweet little butterflies for pennies.
Title Letters: These letters were plain white. First I took the letters for my title and stuck them down on my non-stick craft mat. I rubbed distress ink over them then painted a thin later of stickles. When dry the adhesive backed letters peel right off of the mat, and are ready to apply to my project. This is a great way to get sparkly letters that coordinate perfectly without the cost of expensive glitter letters or attempting to cut glitter paper, which can be a challenge and may not be just the right color.
Bo Bunny Fusion ~ Tangerine, Free Spirit, Mesmerize, Love Me Tender
Pixie Press Memories ~ Crackle Mustard
Chain ~ Stash
Screw Brads ~ Stash
Ranger Alcohol ink
Tombo ~ ABT N15
Zig Textile Marker ~ Brown
Martha Steward Circle Cutter
Martha Stewart ~ Ruler
Fiskars Softgrip Craft Knife
Fiskars 14 in Self-Healing Rotating Mat
I'm participating with this LO in the Cuttin' Up with class Show and Tell
Thanks for stopping by. I treasure your comments!
~ Blessings ~