November 28, 2013

Hat Trick - SOUS Diecut Challenge "Numbers"

Hi there!

This weeks Stuck On U Sketches diecut challenge is "Numbers". And as luck would have it, I had the perfect opportunity to scrapbook the number 3.

Hockey season is upon us and my daughter, Julia, is playing her last year of hockey. She has never scored a goal in all the years she has played. Until last weekend. And she not only scored once, but she scored three times in one game.... a "hat trick". SO EXCITING! I had to scrap the story right away!

Papers: Bazzill Basics; Jillibean Soup; Embellishments: Jillibean Soup; Fancy
Pants Design; Pink Paislee, American Crafts Thickers; Cricut: Printing Press; 
Art Supplies: Studio Calico Mists; Gesso, gold metallic thread;
This is such a fun technique that I've wanted to try for a long time. I first cut out the large three from a piece of cardstock. Then using that as a template, I adhered every number three I could find in my Thickers stash on a second piece of cardstock. Once all the space was filled up, I painted over them  with some gesso. This allows some of the colour to come through but gives the mist something to stick to as some of the Thickers are glossy, glittered, or vinyl. I made sure to do the same procedure to the title Thickers at the same time, so it all matches. Once it is all dry, then I adhered the top piece with dimensional adhesive. The process takes a bit of time, but it's a lot of fun!

I did a fast and rough machine stitching with gold metallic thread around the diecut three to finish it off and give it more definition against all the small threes. This page is quite a bit bumpy and a bit warped from the mist and gesso, but I don't mind. Once I put it in the album, it won't be as noticeable.

Be sure to check out all the cool projects that the Design Team created over at SOUS. We'd love to see what you create using diecut numbers on your projects.

Thanks for looking!


November 14, 2013

Apple Picker - SOUS Diecut Challenge "Food"

Hi there!

Today's Stuck on U Sketches  to use a die cut depicting "Food".

When I got this challenge, it just so happened that I glanced out my window and saw our dog Miley, standing on her back legs, eating apples from our apple tree. Of course, I missed being able to take a photo of that because as soon as she saw me, she stopped eating and wanted attention. But, after a few (ok a lot!) of attempts at getting her to just sit by "her" apple tree, I got this lovely shot.

Papers: Bazzill Basics, Echo Park, Jillibean Soup; Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook, Type Candy;  
Embellishments: Studio Calico/American Crafts, Echo Park, Elle Studio, October Afternoon;
Misc: Tattered Angels mist, gold thread, floss

I just loved this diecut paper from Jillibean Soup that received in a kit. I thought it had a garden trellis feel to it. The apples are made with the good ol' Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, cut from three different layers of cardstock. Easy peasy!

Now it's your turn! Why not stop by the SOUS blog and check out the other fun pages the ladies have created. And be sure to upload your projects showing "Food" shaped diecuts. We'd love for you to join us!

Thanks for looking!