Thursday, November 20, 2014

SOUS NOV 21 Sketch challenge

Hi everyone! This is my last post as DT member for the SOUS sketch team. I had a great year with SOUS. It was a lot of fun and I met a lot of wonderful ladies. Here is the sketch for this week:

and here is my take on it:

This is a photo of my son dressed up little Krishna. Krishna is god in the Hindu mythology known for his naughty behavior. This suits Surya's personality completely. We had a late Diwali celebration at UCSB this year. A bunch of 4 and 5 year olds were dressed up as Gods and Goddesses from Hindu mythology and did a little act on the stage. The kids are so adorable.
I made all the crowns and some arm bands for this show with my silhouette and I had a bunch of gold and silver paper left after the project. I ended up punching the scraps with circle punches and cut some up into strips and used them on this project. The patterned paper and the die cut leaves are from the Walden Studio Calico kit.
Have a wonderful Friday! Hope to see your creations linked up to the SOUS blog.
~Neela

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nov 7th sketch challenge with SOUS

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! Here is yet another Friday! Where does the time fly!!! Here is another sweet sketch from SOUS. It is a fun one.





Here is my take on it:

I used a photo of my son admiring the ocean. I made it more of a whimsical page just with the addition of the feather and the journaling. I added a quote a by Dr.Seuss, it's good advice for a person of any age.
I used up elements from a bunch of my studio calico kits that I collected over time. You can find the feather die cut here. The blue circle and yellow paper along the border are from the same cardstock. I just cut out the circle from the center of the cardstock and then stuck my white cardstock on the yellow base. I then stuck the circle on the white cardstock. I was very pleased to use both sides of this gorgeous cardstock by Dear Lizzy.
Hope you will join us and play along with us at SOUS. Just create a layout based on the sketch and upload it to the SOUS page.
Have a wonderful day!
~Neela


Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 31st Die Cut Challenge with SOUS


The die cut challenge with SOUS this time is  die cut anything 'Trick Or Treat' . As usual, I made a layout with this theme and used some fun die cuts from the silhouette store.

I chose to use a photo of my kids all set to trick or treat last year. For Surya it was really the first time that he could understand what was happening. He was so excited to collect all the candy and go to never ending amount of homes. He is so looking forward to do it this year too and of course so is Arjun. A bunch of his friends plan to come home and they all want to go together. They will have a blast I am sure.


I printed a 6x11 inch photo and punched a few circles on top just to add some interest. I used the UNDERGROUND kit from Studio Calico to make this layout. I then cut out the die cuts with my Silhouette using one of the patterned papers from the underground kit to complete the layout.
Here the links to the images used:


Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! Have a great day! And of course join us in this fun challenge. I look forward to seeing all your fun projects.
~Neela


Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 24th Sketch Challenge with SOUS


Happy Friday! And it is time for another sketch challenge from SOUS. Here is the fun sketch by Nanne. 


I most definitely started with the sketch and digressed quite a bit from the it I think. But the layout is in the spirit of the sketch.



For this layout, I first drew the circles in the background with the mist tubes attached to the mist caps. I unfortunately ended up covering most of the circles. I know this was a rage a couple of years ago but I never tried it thinking that I would never be able to make a proper circle. But with multiple circles, you can easily adjust this. I then added some washi tape over the circle, I then added a gold vellum paper as a mat for the photo. I love this paper and I got it from the studio calico Underground kit. I then collected all sorts of embellishments in green and grey and added them onto the circles. I then added my photo and the title. For all the materials, I used a whole bunch of my older Studio Calico kits including stickers from the very first kit that I had received from them - the Spencer's kit. 

I have to say something about the photo itself. It is adorable. Surya is 7 months old and Arjun is 6 years old. The little one knew hot to take care of himself since then :) The journaling says it all. They are older now and they had a blast looking at this photo. They were both asking me questions about what had exactly happened. I truly don't remember. It's been a long time.

Hope you will join us for this sketch challenge at SOUS

Have a great day!
~Neela

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