This week’s sketch over at Nuts About Sketches was perfect for photos from our evening at 1900 Park Fare at Disney World in February. We got to dine with Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, and the fairy godmother. The girls even got to dance with Cinderella herself!! Here is the sketch, perfect for one standard print and one small print, which is exactly what I had:
|Nuts About Sketches #212|
And here’s what I came up with:
I used my Studio Calico City of Lights kit with the Sorbonne add on, as well as stuff from my stash. I cut the doilies with my Cameo. That yummy woodgrain paper is by Sassafras for Studio Calico, and the wood frame is also Studio Calico. I used more strips from that colourful Kesi Art paper, which I can’t get enough of.
I used Making Memories’ Shopping Bag paint (mixed with clear glimmer mist) for the kraft-coloured paint splats. I often use a mixture of paint and glimmer mist for a couple of reasons. Firstly, when you add GM to paint, the glimmer seams to disappear, making the mixture more “current” looking than GM alone. I do still like the glimmered look for some projects, but I was getting a little tired of it, so this is a good way to use up some of my older supplies and still get the look I want. Secondly, I might be crazy, but it seems like the paint dries faster when diluted with GM than it does when diluted with water. Perhaps there is some alcohol in GM? I’ve tried diluting paint with alcohol too (I keep a bottle of rubbing alcohol in my craft room- every girl needs a secret stash of alcohol, right?). It works ok and dries fast, but if you don’t get the ratio right it can leave a slight dark stain around the outsides of the splats. I’ve also used alcohol and reinker for splats and got similar results, but the splats don’t have the opaque and slightly raised look that paint gives. Thirdly, I have a large collection of acrylic paints (mostly cheap ones) in a variety of colours, so it is much easier (and cheaper) to create the colour I want than to collect a bunch of new Mister Hueys or Sprinkers. On this layout, I also misted with some Mister Hueys in opaque white and cameo (a peachy pink colour). Mister Hueys certainly mist better than paint mixed with anything, and the splats you get with Mr. Hueys are different than paint splats- they don’t have a perfect round edge… they tend to be rougher splat shapes rather than perfect circles.
I created a folded paper border around most of the entire layout but stapling paper strips in place. I’ve been folding paper around things quite a bit lately (especially punched borders), and loving the casual look of it. I threw in a doily here and there and discontinued the border altogether in a few places, for added interest. The title was created using my new favourite Thickers- Amy Tangerine’s Goodness Thickers (from her last year’s collection) in both slate and white, although it’s a little tough to see the difference of the colours in the photos. It’s a subtle look for sure.
There is no process video for this layout because my tripod was being used for something else when I made this, but I will be doing a few layout share videos, one of which will feature this layout, so check out my YouTube channel for that.
I didn’t make a process video for this one, but here is my share video: Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for a mega-post about my National Scrapbooking Day activities.