Friday, September 4, 2009

Sketch #8: Guest Designer: Allison Cope!

Welcome back for another sketch!! It's a new month and so that means we have LOTS to cover! New Guest designer, new sponsor AND August's winner to announce! So let's get at it!!

To begin...
Our sponsor for September is Gelatins stamps!! Each member of the team, along with our Guest Designer was given a set of these amazing stamps to work with!! All month long we will be playing with them and giving you a little explaination as to what we did with them and what set we used!! A HUGE thank you to Gelatins for their generosity!!! These stamps were SO much fun to play with!! Play along this month for your chance to win a set as well!!! :)

Now, We'd like to introduce to you ourt Sept Guest designer Allison Cope! Here's a bit about Allison..

Howdy! My name is Ally! I'm a stay at home of one little boy, Spencer and I'm married to the best guy in the world, my husband Todd. Our small family of three live in the wilderness of Elkford, BC Canada. I have been scrapbooking for about 4.5 years and I am a true addict. Thankfully my boys understand my addiction which allows me creative time almost every day! I am the proud sketch artist and blog editor for the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine and the lucky Co-President of with one of my best friends, Tara. Thank you for this rockin' opportunity to come and create with you this month!

Here is the amazing sketch and LO Allison did for us!! Using our Fabulous stamps supplied to us by our Sept Sponsor... GELATINS!
Allison's LO

I got to use the beautiful Asian Garden set from Gelatins for my sketch creation. There were so many wonderful plant inspirations within the set but I just had to use the Asian grasses on my background. I stamped the grass image once to get the dark inked images and then a second image to get the light images. This helped add dimension to my page. I also stamped some leafy branches and coloured them with Copic markers to add to my frame. I took the blooms from the Gelatin's stamp set and stamped them on white cardstock and then airbrushed them to look like clouds. I know... flowers into clouds! Cool huh?!? I added a pretty orange birdie to my sky and voila... she was done! Thank you to the LCOM ladies for inviting me to create with them this month! I'm having a blast!

Natalie's LO

Calia's LO

SET: License Plate Letters and Numbers

I pulled my letters out of the tin leaving them on the plastic sheet. Inked the letters with embossing ink and inked the upper portion of my base paper. I used some black embossing powder and zapped it with my heat gun to emboss my letters. After cleaning my stamps, I stamped the word "GOOFBALL!!" on white cardstock using a black ink. I cut the letters out in a rectangle shape and used pop-dots to add some dimension to my title.

Emily's LO

I had the alpha ones, I stamped the "them" on cardstock with distess ink, then cut them out.

Darlene's LO

I received the Asian Garden stamps and knew they would be great for an outdoorsy type layout. My favorite in the kit was the cluster of leaves, so I stamped that with Timber Brown ink on green cardstock and cut around them. I wanted to use them for a border so attached under my row of photos. I also used the Timber Brown to stamp the little bird and cut around him for an embellishment.

Tara's LO

I have always been a fan of Gel-a-tins stamps and have acquired quite a collection already. Imagine my surprise when I received a set that I not only didn't have but always thought would be fun to use. I received the Vanity Plate Pick-Up Lines ( and they are way cute!! I knew right away the one I wanted to use and the pictures as well. I stamped it a few times using different colors but I liked how the black Ranger Ink really provided a great, clear image. One thing to keep in mind when using stamps that require alot of color is to stamp on a "spongy" surface. I use a mouse pad and it works great. I thought I would do something fancy but these stamps speak for themselves and looked best 'as is'. Thanks Gel-a-tins for adding to my collection with such a fun stamp set!!

Tina's LO

I was also blessed to get the Asian Garden set! The possibilities with this set are endless!! I did the grass in 2 tones, the clouds and the bird all directly on the paper. I used different colors of ink and then topped them off with different colors of stickles to add dimention and sparkle! See my blog for some more detailed shots! :)

So there you have it!! Are you all ready to run out and buy some Gelatins stamps? i know I fell in love and I'm sure you will too!!

And I'm afraid I'm going to make you wait one more day for the winner of the Pink Paislee collection... so drop in tomorrow to find out who that lucky winner will be!!

So until then... Happy scrapping!


Calia Yang said...

wow girls - awesome work with the stamps!! great techniques and a variety of ways to use them.

Gisèle said...

holy macaroni, that sketch ROCKS!!!
love all the interpretations too, super job everyone!

Zoe said...

WOW WOW WOW you girls rocked it! delicious

mica said...

Love Ally's sketch! Here is my take.

tanjascraps said...

Here is my try :)

Dana said...

This is an awesome sketch Allison! The girls have done such and awesome job with this sketch. Can't wait to see what you do with the next one.

Custom Cards said...

Your over post is really a inspiring me. I also working on one of my personal project and that give me another idea to make like this.

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

Wow this is one amazing sketch, thanks Ally so wonderful. I can't wait to get mine started . Awesome examples.

Life Made Creations said...

Here's mine.
I loved this sketch--it has so much possibility. And you ladies rocked your pages! Thanks for the inspo!


Gisèle said...

ok, this is what I did with it:
Sept.10'09 entry:-)

jenscarlett said...

i did this to it's in the gallery i don't know if i'm putting it on here right said...

tring this again

Guiseppa said...

I really loved this sketch and had to participate!!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

I love .. love this sketch. here is the link to mine.

Bhane said...

I'm so in love with the sketch!

Here's my take!

LG said...

here is my take: