Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Clay Day Layout for ScrapFriends

Was trying to tell my sis in law while she was here the great part about jumping off from a sketch. Now, never found the time to print one out for her and show her how to give one a whirl, but I think that this page is a good illustration of that.

Used to feel CONSTRAINED by sketches, but now I love them.

Take for instance this sketch from ScrapFriends.

It made me feel like I wanted to be GRUNGY...with my paint and bling. Awesome challenge sketch for July.

And I'm pretty sure Lizzy Hill who is over at ScrapFriends meant for me to use Washi tape. Can you see how maybe that black and white checkered area on the sketch might be washi tape? What you don't see that there?  ;-)

A wee bit of gesso, something flat to MOOOSH it around with (that is a very important technical term there and you heard it here first!) and then some splatters with some Mr. Huey...which is now all over my scrapdesk since I was goin' for just the right angle...

And I'd like to draw your attention to my amazing use of twine to sew along the edges. I came up with the idea of the long STRIPES of twine to decrease the actual amount of stitching. Nothing like getting a look outta slacking.

And how about WASHI TAPE stickers for a good amount of stacking. 

That bad boy up there came in my Scraptastic Kit as part of a sticker pack I am pretty impressed with. Nice part was that the layering is predone and just perfect!! ;-) 

Anyhow, should the rain hold off, we have a date at the Clay Lady's outdoor studio to add handles to our little pots we made today.

It was so much fun watching the kids throw in the shade outdoors. They then went for a swim to clean all the clay off and had jello!!!

I know, the hardships my kids face....


  1. Looks like lots of fun. Really like your stitching idea, Mitra.

  2. Loving that long stitch technique you have going on there LOL!! Looks like a lot of fun going on in those photos and I can see that sketch really inspired you!!

  3. I noticed the stitching before you mentioned it..I did! I did! This is fabulous...all that stuff going on & I have to say your imaginative use of washi is...beyond imaginative:):):) LOVE this page. My fave atm:):) Oh....& I'm sooo glad you joined in with Scrap Friends:):):)

  4. love your take on the sketch, Mitra!! Lovely, lovely page! Thanks for joining the fun at ScrapFriends again!!

  5. HI.. this looks fabulous! A great take on the sketch!! and I must try moooshing on my next layout! haha!!

  6. Sketches are addictive after you get over the initial resistance :) Love the mooshing and the stitching!

  7. Washi tape makes everything better! You know I am addicted to sketches, love them.

    This is fabulous and I want to coma and play with clay as well...


  8. This is such a clever layout, love it!! The take on the sketch is fab and how you have put everything together is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Scrap Friends.

  9. Once again, you have the most wonderful mix of elements that work so well together! Love all of the grunge, the bit of burlap, and that awesome bottle cap!
    Wish I had a clay lady in my neighborhood...

  10. That sure does look like a lot of fun! Love all the textures in this. Thanks for sharing your fabulous layout with us at Scrap Friends.


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