Saturday, July 2, 2011

Little Angel (Little Shop of Sketches)

I am so excited to share with you my take on this week's Little Shop of Sketches sketch. One of my fantastically creative co-design team members Anne Pennington stepped up and created this sketch for Tanya. Here is the sketch:
I literally created this page almost instantly after receiving this sketch. I had so much fun with it! The page is titled 'Little Angel' and features my niece Shea. This is also for my parent's scrapbook (which I seriously need to finish one of these days).
When I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use doilies as a mask. Unfortunately I has none in my stash (so sad). When I looked it up online I was dismayed to see a pack of three go for almost 4 dollars! I went to my local Hobby Lobby and in the cake decorating section they had packs of 6 (for the big sizes) up to 32 (for the small sizes) for only 2 dollars! I ended up getting 4 different sizes with a total of 50 or more doilies for only 9 dollars. I get sad when I think how some manufacturers overcharge like crazy, and I buy into it because I am so caught up in the coolness of the product! Well thanks to this experience I am going to try harder to be more vigilant about product prices. Ok rant over. Sorry =/
I placed the doily over the papers and just gooped on the gesso. I let it dry a little but not a lot and then spritzed it with a pink mist and a green one. I am crazy in love with how it turned out. It looks much more fantastic in real life too. I also toned down the papers by painting a thin coat of white over them.
I used a smaller doily as a mask for the top. I placed the ribbon, then the doily, and then I misted it. The chipboard title is from Mandy aka Craftysprinkles. Thanks!! I used smooch ink in pink on it and then went over it with some stitckles.
I created the frame around the picture with some smooch ink and stickles. I found this flourish in my stash (that I has completely forgot about) and added it to the bottom of the pic. I cut a piece off of it and used it for the top flower. I very rarely use the whole flourish anymore. I am always cutting them up to suit my needs.
I am not a big fan of pink so I was completely surprised to find these flowers in my stash. I was extremely happy though as I think they went perfectly with the design.

I hope you like and please come play along with us at Little Shop of Sketches!!!


  1. Wow! I love this, Ashley! The picture, colors, and the overall effect are just . . . angelic!

  2. Such a beautiful take on the sketch! Such gorgeous colours. Love all the misting!

  3. You make me want to run to the store to check out doilies! LOL! Love how you did your layout. I'm not so brave to do masking but you make it look so gorgeous that I'm so tempted to do it on my next layout. :-) Your niece looks so precious! Great take on the sketch!



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