Saturday, February 15, 2014

"Totally Addicted to ..." - Once Upon A Sketch February Challenge

This months Once Upon A Sketch challenge had the theme of "Totally Addicted to ...".
I loved the sketch but I struggled with the theme, but then it came to me and this is what I came up with ...

Here's a couple close ups of the chippie, it's a little hard to see in the photos but I've used Jo Sonja's Crackle Medium then I brushed Silks Acrylic Glaze (Key Lime) over it. For the title I've painted it white using an Adirondak dabber then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist "Rum Raisin". I love the effect I ended up with, where the paint layer was thinner the Glimmer Mist soaked through more and gave the darker patches.

Like I said before, I struggled with the theme, until I heard a song by Avicii entitled "Addicted to You", when I looked up the words it just clicked ... they were perfect!

 For the journalling I've used the first verse and chorus, it's a bit hard to see the words in the photo but they say:
"I don't know just how it happened, I let down my guard ...
Swore I'd never fall in love again but I fell hard.
 Guess I should have seen it coming, caught me by surprise...
I wasn't looking where I was going, I fell into your eyes.

You came into my world like a cool and cleansing grace.
Before I knew what hit me baby you were flowing through my veins ...

I'm addicted to you! Hooked on your love, 
like a powerful drug, I can't get enough of,
Lost in your eyes, drowning in blue
Outta control, what can I do?
I'm addicted to you!"

I was married at 18, and when I left my ex husband after 17 years of marriage I was determined to be single and travel the world, another relationship, let alone marriage was the last thing on my mind .... but right at the time my marriage ended I happened to come into contact with an old school friend I hadn't had any contact with for about 17 years ..... happily plans change, Jonno & I were married last November .... my lifelong friend to continue my life's journey with.

So, there's the story behind my inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read it.

Until next time,

Kaye :-) 

Monday, February 3, 2014

I Don't Do Scotch! - Sketchabilities # 108

I love the beginning of the month .... all the new challenges are released!!!!! Yesterday I got inspired by Sketchabilitites # 108.

We recently received the disc of wedding photos from our photographer, she did such a beautiful job, I'm going to have a ball scrapping them all! Because the sketch had space to use 3 small photos I decided to use three of the series she took of us when we swapped drinks. Jonno had a hip flask that I gave him for the wedding full of Scotch and I had a glass of Champagne. I thought it would be funny to swap for the photo but Jonno said I had to take a swig ..... yeah, straight Scotch just isn't my thing!!!

Anyway, now you have the story behind the photos, this is where my inspiration took me
I've used one of the recent Kaiser Craft releases called Art of Life .... absolutely gorgeous! The main paper is "Paper Always" and the cream script print is called "Paper Creative".

To add a little more effect I've used a couple Kaiser Craft background stamps (No ... I'm not sponsored by Kaisercraft .... just have a lot of there products :-)) with clear ink that I've embossed with two different embossing powders. 

On the other side of the page I've used Texture Paste over a script mask to add some dimension to the page.

Here's a close up of the photos and the journaling since its a little had to see in the other photos. 

Well, that's all for now .... hopefully the inspiration continues 'cos I've got lots of lovely photos to scrap.

Until next time, thanks for stopping by.


Kaye :-)