Sunday, August 12, 2012

28 Sketches - Day 22 - Russell

I have been working diligently on my 28 Days of Sketches Class even though you haven't seen results. I have quite a backlog to post here and you will be seeing them over the next few days. This first one is from Day 22 and called for some embellishments scattered up the left side of the layout. Initially, I planned to cut some hexagons to sprinkle on the page. And then I had a lightbulb moment. I dug deep into my old stash and found some naked chipboard seashells. I then dug even deeper (and I mean, waaaay back) to find some Art Accentz Micro Beedz which I bought from QVC who knows when. I applied gesso and then Pool Adirondack Paint Dabber to the naked chipboard. While still wet, I sprinkled them with the micro beads. Let's hope they stay put. Here's a photo of my homemade embellies. 
Layout is about our wonderful visit in Russell in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand. A spectacular place. I could have stayed there forever. Materials used (other than the embellies mentioned above are from Club Scrap (By the Seashore remix and Poetic kits). Oh, and some seashell stickers. Thanks for looking.


  1. Look at you...pulling old stuff out of your stash, making your own embellishments. Good girl!

  2. excellent way to jazz up those OLD embellishments!
    You get the gold star this week for UYS!
    lovely layout!

  3. Great idea for the chipboard - it really adds a lot of texture to the layout. Love the colors...