Sketch Layout: The Ultimate Cup (Studio Calico)

This sketch is from the Studio Calico blog.  The sketch has a sunburst design at the center behind the photo.  I actually find it a bit difficult using sunbursts because it’s such a bold element on a page.  I decided to give the sketch a go anyways….I do love a good challenge 🙂

The Ultimate CupWell, it’s been 4 months since moving into our new apartment, and I finally took out my watercolor paper from the packing box.  I wanted a more subtle “sunburst”, so I used three different shades of watercolors mixed with gesso to create the pattern.  I then dry painted a small amount gesso over the top to soften the look even more.   I love how the Gold Lame Heidi Swapp mist droplets kind of looks like coffee splatters.


Mini Books: Part Three

I stayed up until 1 am last night trying to finish this mini album.  The good news:  it’s almost done!  I just have 3 pages and the back cover left to work on.  Here’s what I have so far….

Page 6

The left page is about our little adventure to a local theatre to watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Only one person in our group has ever seen the movie/stage show before, and she did not warn us about what to expect!  It was a super fun experience with the audience being quite animated.  I loved the confetti throwing, but the show is definitely not for the faint of heart!

Page 7

It was an 80s themed night hence the bright neon getups.  I used watercolor to paint in the cityscape on the right-hand page as well as the “live laugh love” words above the photo.

Page 8

I put a pre-made Studio Calico pocket behind the photo and placed a tag with journaling within the pocket.  On the right, the “HIGH FIVE!” is from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Die Cut Card set.  I added some stickers, washi tape, and transparent stars to finish the page.

Page 9

I am so in love with the new October Afternoon Daily Flash Story Book Alphas.  I was very sad when I noticed they weren’t coming out with any new Mini Market alphas but the sadness soon turned into elation when I saw just how awesome the replacements were!  I used the “Meringue” Alphas on both pages–the block letters used for the date on the left page and the script font on the right page.  Yup, both types come in the package.  How awesome is that?!?