Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 12th Sketch with SOUS

Happy Friday. Here's yet another week gone by and we are at Friday. I am up with another project for SOUS. Have you been taking part in the September festivities?!!!? Two chances to win fun prizes and with all the blog hops three more chances to win. So it is a fun month for all the participants.

Here is the sketch for this week:
I love this sketch and I especially love all the different interpretations of my fellow DT team. Here is my interpretation:

These are photos of my son that I took on a boat ride. I love them and they capture the fun he had on that day. I first stamped the background with the colors in the patterned paper. I then followed the sketch to add some fun patterned paper. I then made a strip with my photos and added them on. I then added the tone on tone embellishments. I also added words on the photos with some letter stickers. All the products used on this layout are from kits that I get from Studio Calico.
Have a great day and a great weekend!
~Neela

Thursday, September 4, 2014

September 5th Die Cut Challenge with SOUS

The die cut challenge with SOUS this time is to use any die cut related to school. With the schools starting, the timing is apt.

Even though, I have to say, I went back in time a little bit for this challenge. I found my son's kindergarten class photo. Oh! so cute. He is so grown up now compared to how he looks in this photo. My goal is to scrapbook the class photo from every year.

Again for this challenge, I made a layout. That is my favorite thing to do. I pretty much don't do any other type of crafting ... not even cards, believe it or not. With the amount of stuff I have hoarded, I should be doing different types of projects. But naah! I just end up making a layout every time.

I again used all my favorite supplies from Studio Calico to make this layout. I cut out the Kindergarten and the K with my silhouette. Since I planned ahead and made an A4 sized layout, I could actually print out my journaling on the cardstock. I then misted this area little bit with the colors from the layout. The badge, enamel dots and apple clip all add texture, color and interest to the layout. Here is my layout:


This month is special for SOUS. This is our anniversary month. Come and join us this month for some fun blog hops and prizes. 


All september participants will be eligible to 2 grand prizes. And the generous sponsors are FancyPants and Zeus and Zoe.



Can't wait to see your projects linked up with SOUS. You can be a really lucky winner. Come and play with us.
~Neela


Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 29th Sketch for SOUS

Hello all! Happy Friday and I can tell you that I am looking forward to the long weekend. So school started this week and we are slowly getting into the school routine. All the activities have not started for my boy yet but it is just a matter of time.

So today I am up with a sketch inspiration from SOUS. The sketch was created by the very talented Nanne from SOUS.

                                
And here is my interpretation. The first change I made was to make it an 8.5 x 11 layout. They seem to be the rage these days and a lot of people seem to be adopting this style. I think I am going to do more of these especially when there is a single photo on the layout. It forces you to think a little different and I think I am liking the change after making tons of 12x12 layouts. Also the advantage with this size is that you can print directly on your main cardstock if you plan ahead. For this layout I used 4x4 photo of my son performing at the battle of the bands contest a few months ago. There were a bunch of bands from our area competing in this contest. My son's band didn't win a prize but it was a great exposure for them. They were also the youngest kids on stage.


All the patterned paper, stamp, sequins and the vellum are from the Studio Calico kits (my absolute favorite thing). The gold stars which did not photograph very well and also from Studio Calico. The stickers are from one of Amy Tan's collections.
Be sure to play along to enter into the drawing for a prize from limeCitron. Can't wait to see how you interpret this sketch.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Die cut challenge for SOUS

Hi everyone... I have been out of action for a long time now. We were out of the country on vacation for six weeks. It was wonderful getting to meet family and friends and do some sight seeing along the way.

I am up with a layout for the SOUS die cut challenge this week. The topic this week is 'Blow Out The Candles'. Use die cuts that have anything to do with a party for your project and link us up and be eligible for an entry to win a prize for the month of August.

Here is my layout using cocktail glasses as die cuts. I first replicated my glasses and tilted them and placed them randomly using my silhouette software. I then cut it out on white cardstock using my silhouette. I backed it with some fun patterned paper from Studio Calico. I also filled in a couple of glasses with silver sequins. I used a photo of a friend and me having fun at a place called Windmills Craftworks in Bangalore. The place is a microbrewery. I am not a big drinker but got to taste a couple of different flavored beers and had some mocktails and cocktails. We had a fun fun time.