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The Happiest Day – twisted sketch #53


Well…twisted sketch #53 over at www.twistedsketches.com is LIVE!  Come on over and check out this amazing sketch site for some out-of-the-ordinary inspiration!  This week’s “twist” was acrylic….check out my interpretation below:

I must begin by saying that the background resist paper here was completely white.   It is probably easy to guess that my “acrylic” twist here was acrylic paint.  BUT, I also used an acrylic XL bracket piece from ClearScraps to layer over and under all the “stuff” I added to this.  I was really wanting to make a mess…and this certainly satisfied that need.  

This is a photo of myself on my wedding day….I was riding in the classic car we rented (don’t ask me what kind it was because I really do not have any idea..but it was classy : ) to go to the Myriad Gardens where we got married.  It was such a happy day.

Here are some up-close detailed images:

 I pierced holes into the acrylic using a flourish Punch n’ Stitch template from Oriental Trading Co.

After punching the holes, I used embroidery floss for the stitching…I’m not used to being so mindful of what the back stitching looks like, but because of the clear acrylic I had to be very careful.

Above is a photo of the background paper…it was white.  This paper has a resist type treatment/design that when you ink or paint it, it leaves the design showing through.  I have searched the world over trying to properly identify this paper…I think that it came in one of my monthly kits from Swirlydoos but I cannot (for the life of me) find out who makes it.  If anyone can identify this paper and help me out it would be greatly appreciated…please e-mail me or leave it in the comments so that I can properly give credit where credit is due.  I saturated this with a multitude of different colors of acrylic paint…then, lightly sanded it with a sanding tool from Close to My Heart, better defining the background design.

Ingredients for this layout include (but are not limited to – not for my lack of trying) the following:  Thickers chipboard letter stickers; XL ClearScraps bracket clear acrylic sheet; Colorbok’s Sticky Border Stax and Sticky Journal Stax; Oriental Trading Co.’s Punch n’ Stitch flourish template; CTMH paper piercer; Timeless Touches 12 by 12 cork board; Spare Parts’ brads by the Paper Studio (HL); Loveshack patterned paper by BoBunny; Love Elsie paper; Bracket chipboard frame by Technique Tuesday; Kaisercraft die-cut paper (flourish-like photo corners) painted black and cut off the paper; green/black polka-dotted ribbon by Recollections from M’s called Urban trim; buttons from my stash, but also included in some of the monthly Scarlet Lime kits;  & flowers from Prima, Petaloo, and from a Lei my son brought home from school : ) All acrylic paint used here was from PLAID and included the following colors:  Neon Pink, Carribean, Turquoise, Engine Red, Bright Pink, Citrus Green, Pure Orange, and Perfect Purple.

Thanx for stopping by…and I really appreciate your comments!

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6 Comments to

“The Happiest Day – twisted sketch #53”

  1. Avatar June 9th, 2010 at 10:09 pm deb famularo Says:

    Hey Stranger!!! It’s been forever, and I see you are still creating AMAZING things! I am hardly on Scrapbok.com- at least I can catch your blog posts! Hope you are doing well! xOxO deb

  2. Avatar June 10th, 2010 at 1:25 am Rossella Says:

    The page is absolutely perfect! A masterpiece! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Avatar June 10th, 2010 at 7:42 am stephanie kaye Says:

    wow so fab!

  4. Avatar June 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm Amy Baldwin Says:

    I LOVE all the bright colors and the extreme detail!!!

  5. Avatar June 11th, 2010 at 12:41 pm Danielle Knippenberg Says:

    Gorgeous page, I love all the messy color!!!! Do you like in Oklahoma? I saw that you said you were going to the Myriad Gardens, and I like In OKC and never heard of another one.

  6. Avatar June 16th, 2010 at 1:15 am Lois Says:

    What a beautiful page! I really want to copy it but I don’t think I’d have a chance and getting it even nearly the same! I think Heidi Swap does this kind of paper but I can’t see it on the site. I shall look more.

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