Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Day 3 with BasicGrey & Hero Arts!

Good morning, all, and welcome to day three of our Sketch Challenge Week with BasicGrey & Hero Arts. It's video day over at the Hero Blog and Jen has an awesome one lined up for you. (I really need to figure out how to do those!) Jen and I are having such fun with these sketches and I hope you are, too!

For today’s projects, Jen and I decided to both use Hero Arts' ClearDesign Birds and Branches, along with BasicGrey’s hip but country line, Urban Prairie.

And, Becky Fleck from PageMaps offered to make two exclusive sketches for us to use today. How awesome is that?! Thanks, Becky!

Let's start with the layout sketch:
Don't you love that bird up there?

And here is my page on flipping the sketch around horizontally. I changed the two photos to one (I'm on that kick lately for some reason!) and used the super fun tree stamp as the focus of my page. To give it a little extra punch, I colored in the leaves with colored pencils.

Supplies:
Hero Arts ClearDesign Birds and Branches
BasicGrey Urban Prairie Papers: Bluebird, Hayfield
BasicGrey Delilah Dark Chocolate Chip Alphas
Other: black ink, Uniball Pen (white), Pentel Pen (Black), Bazzill CS, Doodlebug Alpha stickers

Head over to Hero's Blog to see Becky's card sketch and more about this adorable card Jen did, including a video tutorial! There's even a bonus card done by Lisa Spangler that took my breath away. Such talent these ladies have! I'm totally saving my pennies to attend one of Jen's stamping retreats!

And while you're over there, be sure to get signed up to win this fabulous PageMaps book by Becky Fleck! F&W Media was kind enough to donate a copy for us and it's full of great sketches to get you creating… even for cardmaking. So hurry! This is a book you want to own - I have worn out mine!

Oh! And one more thing - make sure to leave a comment sometime this week to be entered to win my "superdidooper" prize. I'll be posting a peek at just SOME of it's contents tomorrow, but I keep finding more goodies to add, so don't miss out! :)

Have a happy day!
k.

92 comments:

Pat R said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful creations this week! BasicGrey and Hero Arts are my two "must reads" every morning!

Hester said...

I really like this layout,
thanks for the inspiration!

Janet Z said...

I have been enjoying all the inspiration at Hero Arts this week. TFS!!!

Catherine said...

Love the colors you used. That's a beautiful stamp too!

Jingle said...

Cute! That layout is great! Thanks for sharing great ways to make stamping look great on scrapbook pages!

Linh Chin-Lai said...

I love that tree!

Annelies said...

Lovely lay-out of card...but it couldn't have been less, because of the great stamps and paper!

Szilvi said...

Oh, I love this page. That tree stamp is super cute. And your photo is extra fab! Thanks for showing us.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

You know.. I love that these layouts are so 'do-able'!!! NOT complicated, not a bunch of stuff... just sweet, simple and gorgeous!
Yeah!

Marcia said...

That layout is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

elana k said...

I love the way you took urban prairie, which I find pretty and girly, and made it work for your boy. Awesome page!

Erica Hettwer said...

That is such a cute tree! Great job!

Geralyn said...

Great layout! Thanks for the inspiration. This week so far has been awesome.

Melanie said...

I absolutely love that layout and how you colored in the leaves! I never would've thought of something like that! once again, I was racing to check the blogs for today! thanks again for this week!

Maria said...

What an adorable layout. The camera angle is perfect. Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity and weekly (daily!) inspiration.
maria

Taz42 said...

All week I have been enjoying the marriage of Hero Arts and BasicGrey. Thanks for the eye candy!

AmyInKy said...

LOVE your take on the sketch, Kelly! I have been "power scrapping" with sketches lately and will have to print off this one, too!

Stefanie said...

I love the unusual perspective of your photo and the colour scheme, TF the inspiration.

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Superduper cool..sounds like an awesome prize pack..I'm going to enjoy looking at the pics..because I just don't win prizes online..
Love your work and your blog..will have to hang out here..
Peace Out*

Carole said...

Love the picture - looks like he's having such fun.....inspiration on how to make a fun page AND a photo inspiration - thank you

Brenda said...

Nice layout, and the card it great too. I saw it this morning on the Hero Arts Blog. Thank you for all the inspiration this week.

Jenny said...

Wow, great job. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Purple Princess said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work! I am really enjoying the pages you have shared on the Hero Arts Blog.

Mary said...

I'm just getting into making cards and have bookmarked your site. You have sooooooooo many neat ideas for us unartistic folks to use. I can't wait for Christmas to be over (WELL SORT OF!!) to get back at my card making!

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

love the card's color combo!

Susan Beth said...

I love how you used that stamp!

Colby said...

Love the layout! And totally digging that Urban Prairie line...putting it on my wishlist ASAP! Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

I love what you've done with this sketch! And urban prairie in mini is GORGEOUS

Mary said...

Great sharing today. Thanks Kelly for the inspiration. I like your layout.

Cass said...

Love your layout! That's a great sketch.

naisula said...

Love the page you created, and how you flipped the sketch around. I really like how you used the tree stamp, punched out a half circle & stitched all around. And... stamping retreat!?! Hmm... I'll have to look into that! :)

ShellyJ said...

So cute! more great inspiration from you... thanks!

Sandi said...

I love all the basic grey papers. Your camera angle was precious. Your other photos are inspiring as well! Thanks!

NanaBeth said...

I love that picture-sure smile bringer. Fantastic job on the layout-of course!

Hope said...

Beautiful work again! I love those Urban Prairie papers, though I've never seen them in person. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey said...

Thanks so much for sharing your projects! They are both just gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Basic Grey and Hero Arts - who could go wrong with those two!!

Please include me in the drawing - would love to have more goodies to create more cards and stuff!

Sharon said...

Love Becky Fleck page maps for both scrapping and stamping.
Sharon

Michelle Nelson said...

Beautiful work as always Kelly! Great product certainly makes a difference, too - and with Basic Grey and Hero Arts stamps, how can you go wrong??

mom2christopher said...

Another great page Kelly! I have that Page Maps book...so cool! Enjoying all your stamping this week! You might get me stampin' yet! :) Kathy

Dixie Lee said...

I am on a tree kick lately and that stamp is great!

I also love Becky Fleck sketches and have followed her PageMaps for a long time.

Great layout Kelly. thanks for sharing your talent!

kristen said...

loving this week of sketches/HA/BG...some of my favorite things for sure! thanks for sharing Ms. Kelly! Kristen in Nor Cal

wowzer98 said...

Gotta love the Urban Prairie line of paper from Basic Grey. I love the little designs in the paper. I also love a chance to win a prize. Not to mention a "superdidooper" prize! Cross my fingers.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Urban Prairie works great here for a little boy.

ConnieC said...

I keep hearing great things about that book. I think I need to get a copy. Off to the Hero Arts blog to see the projects for today.

Ann said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Love the layout -- especially the toes!

*reyanna klein* said...

I am LOVING what you're doing with these sketches, Kelly! WOW! You're shining, Girl. Truly, you are. :)

Erika M. said...

Beautiful projects - I love it that you're working with Hero Arts!

Donna said...

This is so cool, getting to see the combination of Hero Arts and Basic Grey products.

Makes me want to pull out my stamps, go to the scrapbook store for some new paper and start playing. : )

Donna

Anonymous said...

How inspiring! I am so glad you were a guest on Hero Arts blog- that's how I discovered yours!

hollygtn said...

Ablsolutely adore your "grow" layout and I actually already have the stamps and the paper. This might be one time where I DO outright copy a layout!

http://blog.scrapallier.com

Lori in AZ said...

love your work and blog! fabulous!

Dale Paulson said...

Thanks for sharing some great ideas. I look forward to seeing a new one each day this week. What fun!!!

Dale

Naomi said...

this great!
thanks
naomi

Rebecca Ednie said...

Love the scrap page. Thanks for offering blog candy!

Linda E said...

Love how you flipped the layout. It's always fun to see PageMaps and then someone's interpretation. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects!

Jodi said...

I love your layouts. Thanks for sharing such inspiring creations.

~kellyann~ said...

Love to check out your blog and see all your creations.
I especially like Hero Arts and BasicGrey products because my lss carries them.....isn't it frustrating to see super items and then can't find them??
I'm an "instant" gal and want to see and touch what I'm buying!!

Thanks for sharing your time and talent!
~kellyann~

Glorie said...

THanks for sharing some wonderful creations!

Delia W said...

Thanks for sharing. Love the layout. Hero Arts is so cool.

Heather said...

I love PageMaps, too, and I'm always inspired by the people who take sketches and flip them or do something else. So it's the sketch, but their own. Love all the ideas, thanks!

Victoria S. said...

Love the LO's, love Basic Grey and Hero Arts! thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy said...

I just discovered your blog & love it! What wonderful layouts you share!

{VICKI} said...

A Superdidooper prize!!!! Sounds like one I need.

thanks

{vicki}

Sharla said...

Love the sketch and the LO's, thanks for the inspiration@

Ann said...

Oh wow! Another very inspirational page... good job!!! Love the colors and pictures all the time. I know that every scrapbook page or cards we make are special and seeing your work makes me do more crafts that my family and friends appreciate!

Louise said...

Love your pages and what you're doing with Hero Arts!

AndreafromNoVA said...

Wow you have a great blog, feeling inspired just looking at a few post can't wait to pour over the rest. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for the link to your blog!

Andrea J

Harley Dee said...

I am in love with y our "Don't Grow" page. I saved a picture of it, hoping to maybe scraplift it a bit, if my Mojo decides to come back after the holidays :D

random me said...

Oh I just love my copy of Becky's book. You are right it is one that you will wear out! ps. Love that layout, especially those toes!

Lauri G said...

Gorgeous examples and I love that sketch! Thanks for sharing and such a fun sketch!

AnnCosten said...

I love this layout!!! I have a soft spot for kids' feet LOL. You always have such great designs, I drool over every single one of your layouts...

Marge said...

I LOVE you page; I so remember having those same feelings as you when my two were little - they DO grow up too fast!!! Love those colors & that tree is perfect!Basic Grey never ceases to amaze me & your awesome prize package will certainly make someone's Christmas very special!!!

Chok Keun (CK) said...

Loving the fantastic coordination of Basic Grey & Hero Arts! And I simply love the color combination!

Beth W. in FL said...

I just love it when HA and BG join forces - always great inspiration and prizes, too! THANKS!

Trace Geworsky said...

You continue to be a complete inspiration to me, and many others..keep up the good work, girl!!!!

Jennifer said...

Love it all!

Ruth H said...

Great layout, but they do grow don't they?? Love the photo vantage point.

Sarah Mullanix said...

super sketch...love your flip!

Becca said...

BasicGrey, Hero Arts, & PageMaps...I am in heaven!

Batta Family said...

Thanks for all the great inspiration this week. I have gotten more pages and cards done this week than I have in a long time.

Deneen said...

Love what you are doing with those sketches, great work!

Pam said...

I love the way you have used the urban Prairie papers!

Kellie Marie said...

Page Maps is awesome!! Love your card and layout. You make me want to scrap!!

sarah13 said...

i love the small scallop edge along the right side... JUST GORGEOUS!!!

Annelies said...

I love your work so much! Your layouts are really great! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Sarah said...

I'm loving working with the sketches! That's for being part of it!

Pegg S said...

I love seeing what both these companies come up with! They have fun designs that are modern and stylish!

Debbi said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful talent with everyone. You are so inspirational.
debbi

Mel Nunn said...

I love how you have used these typically feminine papers on such a lovely boy page.

Phinny said...

I have a confession... as an altered artist (into distress and grunge) I absolutely LOVE the Urban Prairie collection. It's a home run for Basic Grey. *grin*

fausta said...

what wonderful layout j'adore c'est magnifique