Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Day Two - Hero & BasicGrey!

Good morning, all, and welcome back to Day Two of Hero Arts & BasicGrey's Sketch week! So glad to have you here. I don't know about where you are, but where I am, I could sure use a distraction from this weather we're having! It's a snow day today and I have three little men underfoot and excited for Christmas!

So here we go! Today Jennifer McGuire and I both worked from sketches from Becky Fleck's amazing sketch site, PageMaps. Thank you so much, Becky, you know how much I love your sketches! I choose to do a layout and Jen picked a card (you're surprised, right? ;)) but we both used Hero's new 2009 release "Hello Circles" Clear Design Stamps and BasicGrey's Offbeat Papers! Be sure to check out Hero's Blog for more of their new release sneak peeks and some awesome giveaways and challenges they have going on this week!

Here's Becky's Layout sketch:

And now my layout based on her sketch:
As you can tell, I followed her sketch very closely on this one. That's my favorite thing about sketches. You can have all the guess work taken out of it and follow it to a "t" like I did or interpret to your heart's desire. Fantastic! I stamped directly onto my page as well as taking the stamps, stamping on papers, cutting them out and layering them with pop dots to get some dimension.

Supplies:
BasicGrey Offbeat PP's: Easy Going, Nonchalant, Lighthearted
BasicGrey Offbeat Element Stickers
Hero Arts Clear Design Hello Circles Set
Other:
Pentel Pen
Bazzill Cardstock
Delta (Rubber Stampede) Dye Ink
Clearsnap (Colorbox) Chalk Ink
Berol Prismacolor pencils


And here's the fun sketch Jen worked with from PageMaps:

And the stinkin' cute card she created from it....As always I'm in awe of the creative and ingenious ways she uses her stamps. Love this!

She's got more cute samples over on the Hero blog along with those giveaways I mentioned, so hurry on over there and check it out!

And remember, I have a huge prize/holiday box going out for one lucky gal this week so be sure to post on one these Hero/BG posts to be entered to win!

Happy Stamping,

k.

135 comments:

just me....lynn said...

Wow again love those new stamps and Basic Grey is just awesome!!

Jingle said...

These are both wonderful! Thanks!

Joanne Hemingway said...

I love your work! Very good to have some inspiration!

Batta Family said...

Another great day!! I love the sketch and the LO you did. Your son is the cutest.

Kay said...

This is a great card. I love the clear acetate look.

elana k said...

Love all the details in that layout-thanks for sharing!

pattyb said...

I really like that layout "Poser". I love the colors and the details with the paper. Thanks

NanaBeth said...

I adore that card-it's gorgeous. Loving the new paper!

Marcia said...

These are both awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!

Leslie Murphy said...

These are just both way to cute. I love the work from both of you.

Tracey said...

The sketches and projects are both fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

Arlene said...

The papers and stamping are terrific. I didn't realize you could interpret the sketch either, but having the design is great. You did a fantastic job on the scrapbook page. Love the way it turned out.

Kathy W said...

I LOVE the Basic Grey paper. Your pages are terrific!

Kim M said...

That card is fab, lovin those layouts this week!

Beth W. in FL said...

More great inspiration - I think that HA and BG were made for each other!

Cathy said...

I love the butterfly card! I wish there were more hours in the day to try all these great sketches.

Cathy

ivwhy said...

wow! just checked out your work & it is ALL beautiful! the kiddos are just as beautiful too!

Szilvi said...

Love this page. Bright colors are my favourite. And oh, how much I love Becky's sketches. :D Thanks for the inspiration.

Val said...

Awesome layout! I love how it all "came" together!

Jocelyne said...

Love the LO and card! Pagemaps are awesome too. I love them.

Melanie said...

I'm so loving this week....I get so excited to check the blog for a new post. Love the stamps, and Offbeat is such an awesome line. your son is a total cutie pie!
i love the card as well...the butterfly adds so much! thanks for sharing with us!

Caroline said...

I just love the combo of HA and BG. Thanks so much for contributing on the HA blog. Great inspiration!

Fiona Y said...

i love your layouts with the new Heroarts stamps! and the basic grey paper are delish :)
thanks for the chance to win !

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of your pages and Jennifers cards so what a treat to have you two working together. P.S. I adore the new Basic Grey Line. Take care, Tammi A

Leesa said...

That layout is totally adorable as is that card. I am loving those stamps!

judkajudi said...

Love the new HA stamps and the BG papers. Thanks for the great demonstrations of both.

Kelly Booth said...

Love the Card and Page for today....
I need to get some new Basic Grey...Love the papers!!

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

love that tree bark/log/wood stamp... whatever you wanna call it :0

Anita said...

These projects are amazing - such talent you both have :) I love seeing what you do with the sketches.

Heather said...

i love all the projects posted! Thanks for sharing all the amazing ideas!

Catherine said...

Great layout. Love the stamps.

sndy1 said...

Thanks for the great ideas and for a chance to win goodies!

Fiorella said...

Thanks a lot for sharing your creations! They are so a great source of inspiration for me!

Gracie said...

That is a very cute layout you got there! I would like to "scraplift" it one of these days. Your projects inspire me. I should have found your blog sooner.

Eva said...

Loved your interpretation of the sketch! I will have to save taht one as one of my favorites!

Shellie Hartsock said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Hero & Basic Grey go great together!

Anonymous said...

I love all your paper. When they partner up with the Hero Arts stamps, you have something terrific.

Becs Attwood said...

Another great layout...what a cute little guy! I really like how the little snippets of bright colours "pop" against the white background and black lettering. Thanks for sharing.

MNJackson said...

Imagine my surprise when I accessed Hero Arts website yesterday and there you were!! I have been following your blog for sometime and enjoy reading your adventures! Also wanted to thank you for introducing me to Hero Arts, now I am a follower of their site and collector of their stamps. They are so awesome as is Basic Grey. I am a winner twofold.

PaulaM said...

I just LOVE these new papers from basic Grey and the Hero stamps are wonderful!!

marla said...

Lovely products and lovely work. It sounds like a great giveaway!!!

Carolyn Lontin said...

WOW!! Gorgeous work!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Gorgeous layout!!!!!!! Lovin' BG & HA!

It's a bright gorgeous snow-covered day here... started at minus 10!!! But I'll take the sun no matter what temp!

Sandy F. said...

What great samples these are!! Thanks for sharing them. I love BG papers, especially right now the Wassail collection.

Linh Chin-Lai said...

Awesome. I love the simple, yet powerful layout of your son.

Paola said...

Great boy lo. Love the colors and the design. Wonderful!
Have a great day.

Annelies said...

Wow, what a lovely card and lay-out! Both the hero arts stamps as the offbeat paper or on my wishlist :).

Meghan said...

love the way your layout turned out, offbeat is definitely my favorite of the most recent BG collections to come out - can't wait to get my little mitts on bittersweet as well.

PS: i'm working on my BG 2009 calendar right now and it's simply GORGEOUS so far! what a great job you did designing it - LOVE the fact that i don't have to adhere a ton of bulky paper together.

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing some of your time and creations with us over on the Hero Arts Blog this week. I luv your layout. Please enter me into the give-away. Very FUN week.

Anonymous said...

i just love your lo here. i would probably do the same and follow the sketch to a "t".

love it, love your style

lynda in calif

karilynavery said...

Love the layout. Your style is so fresh!

Anonymous said...

I love your work! Thanks for the inspiration.

kerrinorrod@yahoo.com

matts_mom_shari said...

i love that new butterfly heart stamp! sooooo very cute! :)
happy holidays! :)
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Church Lady said...

Kelly

Thanks so much for coming over to the Hero Arts Blog. You are doing a great job. I found your site thought Jennifer.

Again, many thanks for making all these projects during the busy Christmas season.

MANDEE said...

This is so neat!

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing - your layouts are amazing! Love all the new stuff you've shown so far.

kristina said...

Love your layout, Kelly! You and Jennifer just plain ROCK! :)

Daniela/Neliz said...

Supercute card with the butterfly! Really nice and calm colors!

Cassi, San Diego said...

I LOVEit when Hero Arts and Basic Grey come together to give me some inspiration for all of my favorite papers and stamps. Thanks for the great ideas!

Niina said...

Wow, so many great products for 2009. I think "more crafting and more creativity" will be good new years resolutions :)

Chris said...

What a gorgeous layout and beautiful card from Jen. Aren't Becky's sketches just THE BEST??

#1 Buckeye Fan said...

Love those new stamps!

Great job, ladies! :)

Susan Beth said...

Lots of fun going on here! Love the sketch and what you did with it!

Jes said...

Love your work as usual - may have to check out the sketches Becky's got!! Hero Arts is one of my faves and you both have done it amazing justice with these two designs!!! Happiest Holiday Wishes to you and yours - Jes

Valerie said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

Celina said...

I really appreciate the opportunity to enter into this contest :). I love HA and I love Basic Grey. The products from both companies can be a little bit too addictive ;).

Have fun playing in the snow!

tammy g said...

So impressive!

kelly r said...

love your layouts! how fun that basic grey and hero arts are teaming up to show off some awesome products! thanks for a fun week. :)

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

awesome stuff...i love how your layouts always pop...

Mike and Brianna said...

Love your layout!

Ritu said...

The layout and card are gorgeous!

Steph J said...

love the card!

Maria Calpe said...

I love BasicGrey! I just can't imagine not using your papers and to combine them with my favorite Hero stamps is just awesome. Thanks for the fab ideas!

Lynn said...

Love your layout; he's so handsome! Also the new stamps and Basic Grey are great, too.

Louise said...

Can I enter again for another chance to win? Commented yesterday, not sure if this nullifies my entry, LOL. Ohmygoodness! Such beautiful stuff. You did a great job with that sketch and those products. I think I really like Offbeat - it seems so versatile.
Louise

joybear said...

Very lovely work!

Geralyn said...

What awesome work! I love that you're teamin' up with Hero Arts this week :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card and layout. The colours are beautifull thanks a lot for all the inspiration you're sharing. Moon69

ShellyJ said...

Awesome! love it all :)

Ashley Marcu said...

I'm so glad Jennifer introduced us to you this week! Your layouts are fun, fresh and beautiful!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Your projects are great! Love all the inspiration!

Patty said...

Awesome that you and Jennifer have teamed up to give us lots of inspiration on the HA blog this week! I am so loving all the new Hero Arts stamps - I have a huge wishlist!

Jenny B in Indy said...

I'm in Indy and it's snowing here, too. It's pretty but I sure wish the sun would come out!

Your layout and Jennifer's card are amazing. I'm definitely going to try this sketch.. I think I have the perfect picture and title in mind. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbi said...

Love the LO Poser. Great use of colors. Thanks for sharing
debbi

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful take on the sketches!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your layouts and your kiddos are so darn cute....alway leave me with a smile. I would sooooooooooo love to win some new goodies.
Merry Christmas !
Sher

Jennifer said...

Oh wow...love the layout and the card is beautiful! Love that butterfly!

Jess said...

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

jodie said...

So wonderful!

Cass said...

Love both those projects!

melita said...

these are both wonderful!

Megan said...

I love this card! I saw it on the HA blog and think it is stunning--it needs to be in a magazine!! What don't I love from BG--it's not one of--it's THE only company who never misses when it fires. Seriously. Every paper design is something I would love to use!!

Jenn said...

That is such a great layout, too cute

José said...

The butterfly sure makes the papers sparkle! Beautiful!

Mary Jane said...

Wow ...this is great and to see the NEW Basic Grey line is WONDERFUL!!1 I love Bittersweet and hope to see it in a store near where I live..... thank you! I love this card and the stamps used....they are just perfect for this! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!

Phinny said...

These are fantastic. Thanks so much!!

charlene said...

love the combos and the sketches! Thanks for the inspiration.

Miss Kathy said...

I love page map sketches, everything Basic Grey and Hero stamps. This is going to be a great week on the blogs!

Enid said...

Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration with the layouts for the cards and pages. I'm looking forward to seeing more this week!

Erika M. said...

I love when two companies come together and collaborate. Love your layout!

Mindy said...

I love all of the new Hero Arts stamps. Both the card and the layout are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

yyam said...

Always a fan of your work Kelly!

Elizabeth G said...

Wow, am so loving these stamps and papers!! Thanks for sharing!!

Karen said...

I love this layout. It shouts happiness. Your little one is so cute he would make every layout perfect.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Basic grey and Hero Arts are so generous this holiday season...Thank you so much.

Love the card and love all the inspiration you are giving us.

Merry Christmas to you and your family along to all of Hero Arts and Basic Grey, without those manufactures, we wouldn't have awesome stamps and paper.

Jeannie

Maria said...

great inspiration! Basic Grey and Hero Arts is a fab combination.

Kimber said...

Love the sketches and the Basic Grey. Really cool with the stamps.

Heather M. said...

they are both awesome!

Jodee said...

Love what you did! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration!

Cynthia B. said...

I just love what you've both done w/ these products! Of course BG goes w/ everything, but you two take it up a notch! Thanks for the inspiration.

Heidi said...

Cool stamps!! Gotta love those sketches, so much fun. Beautiful work too, I love your stuff.

Cassie said...

I just love that Offbeat paper. I need to get some of that.
What a great layout and card. I love Becky Fleck's sketches, too.

kjohnston7 said...

I love your ideas and how you tie everything together. Starting from the sketches, to basic grey paper, to the stamps, and other embellishments - This just goes to show how everything compliments each other. Thanks for the inspiration!

Wendy said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Kathy F said...

Hi Kelly! Those stamps and Basic Grey paper are way tooo cute!!! Between you and Jennifer, you two keep enabling me to find more goodies that I want!!! That's okay, keep it up! Thanks for the chance at the awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays!
Kathy F

Amy said...

I love the Basic Grey papers that you & Jennifer are using. It's great to see them as a layout & then used as a card

Hope said...

Another great layout. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jen said...

I really like your layout- it's bright and colourful without being overwhelming.

Chris C said...

Love it all, the sketches, the basic grey and the stamps.
YUMMO.

Katherine said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I love finding new ideas!

Kathy said...

Love the paper! And the stamps are wonderfull too! I like getting the sketch ideas - they help jump start me!

Ravengirl said...

Oh wow! You are so talented! Can't wait to see what is coming next!

AmyInKy said...

I LOVE your LO! Aren't Becky's sketches the best?!?

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

I love your work..basic grey and Hero Arts rock my world.

Brenda said...

Great projects! I really like the card. TFS

Sue D said...

The sketches are great! Thanks for the chance to win.

naisula said...

what a great layout, I'm always in awe of what people create. What a cute little stuffed monkey. I feel too intimidated to try scrapbooking, though I have a pile of stuff to scrapbook should I decide to try one day!

Victoria S. said...

Great sketches! I'm new to your blog but will be back!

random me said...

Great sketches, but I must say that I am awed by that butterfly! Totally amazingly beautiful!

Lauri G said...

Gasp, you are killing me with these sketches and examples! I love them all! Thanks for another fun giveaway!

Beth W. in FL said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah Mullanix said...

Such a gorgeous card...I'm a butterfly girl and I love that wood grain!

Becca said...

Love you layout!!! Your son is adorable!

Kellie Marie said...

LOve the sketches they help my scrapper block! I have book marked your blog!!!! Its awesome!

Melissa D said...

Love those layout sketches - gotta make scrapbooking as easy as possible. Thanks