Tuesday, November 5, 2013

All You Need Is Love (T-Day, SA, & TCR)

Guess what day it is!  Guess what day it is!  Nope, not Hump Day.  :)  Well, actually, in Australasia and the Far East it already is Hump Day.  But here in the States, it's Tuesday...which means that it's time for T-Day with Elizabeth and Bleubeard!


It's also Election Day, so today I'm joining the virtual tea party with treats purchased at an Election Day bake sale.  My polling place happens to be an elementary school, and the PTA there raises a little money by selling baked goods and hot drinks to the voters.  Everything was delicious!

Supplies: stickers & background paper from Bo Bunny; starry paper from Studio Calico; chalkboard paper from Simple Stories; old book pages; fabric scraps; stamp from Paper Inspirations; black ink from Hero Arts; merlot ink from Clearsnap; flair badge & grid sticker negative from October Afternoon; buttons upcycled from old clothing; clock faces & decorative tape from We Call Her Happydaks; paint from Ranger; thread from DMC; pen from Zig; mini stapler.

As usual, I also have some artwork to share today.  I've played along with the current sketch challenge at Scrap Africa...

image source: http://scrapafrica.blogspot.com/2013/11/sketch-no23.html

...only I've rotated the sketch 180 degrees.


I've combined the Scrap Africa challenge with color inspiration from the Color Room.

image source: http://www.thecolorrooms.com/1/post/2013/10/tcr-palette-162.html

On this layout I used a photo of my husband.  This photo is left over from the Uno layout that I made this past summer.  Since I didn't need to retell the story of how our family likes to play Uno, I decided simply to let this page be a sort of visual love letter to my husband.


I had fun using some artsy techniques.  To create the swirl patterns on the felt, I placed a background stamp face up, draped the felt over it, and rubbed the felt with an ink pad.  It's kind of like the grown-up version of crayon rubbings.  :)


I made the most of an alphabet sticker sheet by repurposing the negative piece as a mask.


Liquid Pearls paint in "Bisque" gave the masked image a creamy, shiny, almost mirror-like look.

That's all from me for today.  Hope that your day is going well.  Happy T-Day!  :)

26 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I saw Halle also voted for a school referendum today. I wonder if it was state wide, since she also lives in MN. It's good that the school was able to make a bit of profit from the voters. Good for them.

I have a few of those cute little clocks. They were gifted to me in a swap, so I had no idea where they came from. Good of you to give the source. And I LOVE the idea of using that grid in your layout. That was ingenious. I've used the negative of letters before, but don't have any of those grids. You make recycling easy and fun.

Thanks for joining T today. I really enjoyed both the coffee and the layout. We didn't have an election today, so I was glad to see you voted. Good for you!

Billie-Jean Beveridge said...

Hi Denise!! I love how you are doing your share for recycling the old. I love it and try to do it as much as possible! Book pages are always a fantastic addition to a page! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

Carol L said...

As always, thanks for another peek into your personal life by sharing more of your great layouts! The details are always a treat for the eyes. Thanks too for putting that silly camel back into my head again! Hah! I can't get enough of that hilarious commercial :)

Marianne said...

I really like the idea of using the sticker leftovers as a mask....very clever.

Dianne said...

I love the way you upcycle things for your pages...terrific lay out! happy T day!

Nan G said...

Great way to make your own stencil! Love the shimmery brick look. Happy T.

Patricia Roebuck said...

The baked goods sounds delish. Love the layout! Great interpretation of the sketch and color combo!

Denise van Deventer said...

Great page Denise...love the different textures! Love that material heart...very cool! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa...we really do appreciate your support always! ;-)

Patricia said...

it is wondeful !!!

Halle said...

I'm such a dork...when I first saw your cup I thought...Caribou!!...she must be from around here. Duh!...yep, I'm blonde.
Love that you used the negative space from the alpha stickers. So smart!
Happy Tuesday....a day late!

marie-christine denis said...

Hello Denise,
Thank you very much for your message on my blog, I like to read you!!!
Your layout is very nice, I like the texture.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

It always amazes me how you interpret the prompts (if that is the right word) into the most beautiful layouts! Happy T Day!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome layout! I love the heart and the way you used the sticker negative as a mask! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

Kerryn said...

Yay! Love that you've played along at Scrap Africa this month. Your interpretation of the sketch is fabulous!

Val Thorpe said...

Lovely layout of the little day to day things that make up our lives... I love all the re-cycling on your layouts and how you highlight them - such a good idea. Beautiful photo and love the rubbing idea on the felt. Fab layout. Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap Africa... :D

Anja said...

What a great page, Denise! I love how you did the felt heart and I like the clever use of the sticker-leftover as a mask.
You did a great job on the palette, although it's out of your comfort zone :)

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Your layout is beautiful Denise and totally love that you turned the sketch upside down, how very creative! Hugs and happy day xo

Cathi ONeill said...

Great layout! Love your mask made from the alpha leftovers, so clever, great recycling! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fabulous work!! :D

joyce said...

There are so many wonderful details here. Some great ideas too. Thank you for joining us at The Color Room.

Rene Sharp said...

Your take on the sketch is absolutely gorgeous. So nice to have the opportunity to visit your blog, I hope to see you again soon. Smiles, Rene' :) (SCRAP AFRICA DT)

Helen Tilbury said...

Love this Denise! Full of interesting techniques!! I also registered to vote today!!! (different elections obviously :) )

Lynette said...

You always have a fresh take on a sketch. I love how you interpreted this on. Thank you for playing along with Scrap Africa.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Denise! Thank you so much for your visit to my blog! I love your page and how you used the colors, too! Wonderful!!!

Елена Смоктунова said...

Beautiful page !I love it!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

Patricia said...

Just love your different embellishments and how you used the recycled products! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Scrap Africa!