Friday, March 2, 2018

Bazzill March Sketch Challenge

I volunteered to do a sample layout for Bazzill's March challenge. I tell you, by doing these challenges I might actually get a little bit caught up on my children's scrapbooks! By my calculations, I should have years 0-18 done by the time she's about oh 40-years-old.
For my sample, I used (2) sheets of Juicy Pear, (1) sheet of Easter Grass, (2) sheets of Berry Sensation and a small piece of Cherry Splash with (1) sheet of gold from DCWV's Glitzy Glitter stack. I'm really loving the names of Bazzill's paper, so fun! 

One thing I tend to do with these challenges is to map out my plan in Silhouette's Studio. That way I have a general idea of exactly what I am doing and naturally I change things along the way to fit what is realistic! 
I started with the Easter Grass sheet to get the green details cut out. 
For the frog, I outlined the little girl with some soft greens with my Craftwell eBrush. Also I decided to save the 3rd page of Juicy Pear I pulled out by simply coloring in the frog's stomach on this sheet of Easter Grass.
 Next I grabbed my Xyron Create A Sticker to get some adhesive on the backs of the frog's stomach.
Even though Bazzill's cardstock is a nice heavy duty type, I still didn't want to risk the paper warping with glue. This is where the Xyron Create a Sticker comes in handy!

Next I decided to modify the frog's eyes by adding fake eyelashes instead of the proposed cut ones.

I wanted to save some ink and paper by not doing the print and cut feature for the small word of 'days' on both tags so I simply used the pen tool with a #5 Pigma Micron pen. ***One of my favorite lines of pens to use when doing the sketch feature with the Silhouette machines***
The double carriage on my Cameo 3 allows for the pen and blade to work together.
For Christmas, my father in law got me a We R Memory Keepers Laser Square. This was my first time pulling it out of the box and boy, disappointment when I discovered we only had one 9V battery.
Which led me to a serious internal war of does that smoke detector really need a battery? No worries, we have five more in the house so borrowing the battery for this project was okay. I think!
When I was ready to start putting all of my little pieces on the layout, I grabbed the Xyron Create a Sticker again and ran them all through it.
 Used up a lot of my running tape, but it was well worth it!
Final Product:
When I do layouts, I always have to do two matching ones. Even though this was day 3 and 4 of my daughters time in the NICU, I was able to still match them together.
When I scrap, I pull inspiration for colors and themes from the subject in the photo. Weather it's a piece of clothing, environment, activity, or in this case the baby blanket my daughter had for the week. That's why the layout is a princess frog, pink/green/white, and hearts/stars.

Each one of my layouts have to have a journal entry no matter how small just for my children to be able to look back and say oh yeah that's what happened on this day.
One other thing I do with any of my crafting is put in little details that may relate to the subject. If you notice on page one, there are only three banners and for page two there are four banners to signify the day we were on.

Thank you for viewing my sample. I hope to see you all play along with the Bazzill Sketch Challenge. You can find more information on how to play along on their Facebook page!

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{FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. This post contains affiliate links so I may make a few pennies if you buy something!}



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