April 17, 2014

This Girl - SOUS Diecut Challenge *Spring*

Hi there!

This week's challenge on Stuck On U Sketches was to use a diecut depicting "Spring". In my world, that means birds, butterflies and my girl preparing to graduate high school. This page started with a great journaling idea from Cathy Zielske. Cathy posted a page on her blog about her daughter in this "just the facts, ma'am" style of journaling.

Papers: My Minds Eye, Bazzill Basics, American Crafts, Crate Paper, 
unknown vellum; Diecuts: Two Peas in a Bucket,; 
Embellishments: American Crafts, My Minds Eye; Studio Calico; Stamps: 
American Crafts, Studio Calico, 7 Gypsies; Inks: Stampin Up!, Distress Ink, 
Doodlebug;  Punch: Martha Stewart; Mists: Studio Calico, Alpha 
Stickers: Basic Grey; machine stitching

The background was greated using lots and lots of mist. Then, I found this beautiful cut file created by Wilna Furstenburg for Two Peas in a Bucket and started building from there. For a bit of extra dimension, I painted the leaves and hearts with some spray mists that were diluted with water. Because of all the water, the swirls and leaves curled all on their own - a happy accident!

The bird diecut was from MTCSCAL e-files and it was also painted with diluted mists. All the journaling spots were stamped with stamps and then I typed the journaling with my typewriter. Don't look too closely or you will see all my typos. Now I remember why we went to computers!  LOL!

So now it is your turn. Why don't you share your work on the SOUS blog showing us your "spring" diecuts and your name will be entered to win a prize from our monthly sponsor, Scrapbook Circle.

And here's some news!  SOUS is having a Design Team call! There are openings in the Diecut, Project Life or the Sketch teams. For more information on how to joint these fabulous teams, just check out all the information on the blog!

Thanks for looking!


  1. What a gorgeous layout Sylvie! The closeup shots really show all the amazing details. I love all your inking...background, die cuts and bird. All so perfect together. Over 400 photos! WoW that will be a lot to scrapbook!
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  2. This is such an inspiring and beautiful layout! It captures your daughter's next phase into life wonderfully.

  3. Love love love your layout. So beautiful. Those labels and those butterflies!

  4. This is a stunning layout !!! Beautiful !!! Hope you have a wonderful day !!


  5. Beautiful and fabulous layout with butterflies! I love the colors and how you scatter those butterflies...