Thursday, November 19, 2015

November's Scrap Our Stash Sketch Challenge "Get Away"

Hello my Scrappy Friends!!   Another FUN Sketch and Challenge from Scrap Our Stash is up on the SOS Blog and I can't wait to share it with you!!  Just take a look at this month's awesome Sketch along with the added BINGO Board Challenge below as we hope to kick it up a notch for you, and really get you to use your STASH this month!!

Just use the sketch as your guide, and ALSO select ONE Line of Elements, either up and down, side to side or diagonally, to include in your layout. Full details and PRIZE Info can be found on the  

I call my layout "Get Away"

For the Bingo Challenge, I selected the "G" Column for my layout - Wood, Sequins, Leaves, Kraft, and Flair ( I LOVE FLAIR!) I decided to flip the Sketch one turn towards the right, or clockwise. I'm not really sure why.... I just thought it would work better for the layout I had planned.  We were blessed to have had the chance to spend a week in Paradise - aka - Beaches -  Turks and Caicos Resort, with my husbands' brothers and sister-in-laws in October.  It was a well needed and true "Get Away" from it all - filled with sunshine, food, laughter and lots of frozen mojitos!

Here is my Design Team Inspiration layout for you:

I wanted to use up some of the DELICIOUS Simple Stories "Summer Vibes" Collection, that has been calling to me ever since I bought it at my Local Scrapbook Store ! 

Speaking of "KRAFT" paper....
This is how I started my base.  
I used a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper, and inked the edges with Ranger Distress Stains, and a foam applicator - just around the edges. I used Peacock Feathers around the top, and Ripe Persimmon on the bottom, to match the Simple Stories base I was going to put on top of it after tearing.
Here you can see the torn, inked edges, with the inked kraft paper showing through. I LOVE this technique!  You can also see few of the "BINGO" embellishments in this photo too! ( Kraft, Sequins, Leaves and Wood )

I also had this AWESOME custom die cut, made by my good friend "Mama Doodle" from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo at  It has a kraft paper base.  I used Distress Stains, and Wink of Stella glitter brushes, in clear and white, to highlight and accent the details on the die cut title to give it a little more dimension.  You can also see the last item from the Bingo Challenge "Flair" in this photo as well.

Here are a few more close ups for you...

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will join us at Scrap Our Stash for this Sketch and Bingo Challenge!  Check out all the details and PRIZE Info on the SOS BLOG, and come get Scrappy with it!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Stash Items used:
Simple Stories Summer Vibes:
#6351 - Shine On
#6307 - #Selfie
#6304 - Just Beachy
#6308 - Pop Fizz
Bits and Pieces
Enamel Dots

Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper Stash
Fancy Pants Making Waves - Sunny Days "Flair"
Heidi Swapp Wood Veneer "Get Away"
Petaloo Flowers - Darjeeling Collection "Teastained Spice"
Ranger Distress Stains: Peacock Feathers / Ripe Persimmon / Fossilized Amber / Vintage Photo
Royal Coat Dimensional Magic
Wink of Stella - Clear and White Glitter Brush
Sequins / Wooden Hearts
Washi Tape
Turks and Caicos Custom Die Cut from