Hey there bloggers. Boy it has been busy around here - I don't know why I thought things would slow down when school started, I think it has just sped up! I cant believe it is the middle of October and with homework, ballet classes, football, youth ministry, bible study and everything else that goes on around here the time just flies by! Is it like that for you too?
Well I am super excited to share this layout with you today! The papers are from Ta Da, the Just Chillin' collection. It's so hard to find cool boys collection that don't look like they are for toddlers! My little boys are growing up!LOL! They are both on the same team ( which I was realyy glad with our schedule!) and I am really happy that we found this league. They pray before each game and at practice they hae a quick devotional that deals with real life where they are at. I love that!!!! I was so excited I caught this picture before the game last week!
I am also really thankful I was able to use a sketch from Sketches Creatively Yours - I don't know about you but these days it seems I am lucky to squeeze in some time to scrapbook with my schedule!! Sketches Creatively Yours was the first design team I was ever on and recently they asked if I would come back on the team. Being that I don't have a lot of time on my hands it would seem weird, but it was a blessing! Do you know how much easier it is to do a layout when you have a sketch in front of you! LOL! I am honored that they would think of me and if you have neer been on a DT this is a grat place to start! Thanks Ali and Ann!
use all your Design Memory Crafts products on canvas?
I used my Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor pencils to draw the outline.
(This works great because it blends into the background once you get going.)
Then I brought in my PITT Artist Pens and drew some more definite lines.
(Did you notice they do NOT bleed on the surface!)
I filled in the spaces with the Aquarelles and used a blending pen
(this is basically a paintbrush with water inside - you can use a wet
paint brush) to pull the color to all of the hair. Whats nice about
this technique is you can add more, or change the colors adding
highlights to the hair.
I used Gelatos on the dress and Aquarelles on the heart, blended with water
*A little trick I use is the white Gelato. If I want to lighten something up, or I just don't like the color combo I did I go back with the white Gelato and blend with a wet brush, it gives a tie dye kinda look!
Ahhhh! Much better! I used Aquarelles for her skin and gave her a little blush with the Gelatos.
I went back with my PITT Artist Pens to doodle and outline.