Friday, May 2, 2014

Sketch Inspiration {Daddy's Gloves 12x12}

Hello Hello!! DeeDee here again, today.

Today I'm inspiring you using yesterday's grungy stampy delicious sketch! (Which you have all month to enter, of course)

The sketch! 

And I worked up the following 12x12 based on it. 

As you can see, that's my Oobaloob (Gabe) wearing his daddy's work gloves. He makes the cutest faces when I take photos, so I knew the photobooth styled photos in the sketch would be a perfect way to show them off. The paper base is from our dear friends at 7 Dots Studio from the brand new Cold Country line by Finnabair.

I took advantage of the grungyness in the sketch by laying out some Blick gesso underneath the spot for my photo. I've layered up tons of Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber stamps (Color Wheel Lines, Coffee Ring Stain, Victorian Flourish, Waybill/Invoice Background and Rear View Vintage Car) all in black Archival Ink by Ranger. In this cluster there's some Gauche Alchemy Washi Tape, Element Die Cuts from Nature Walk by 7 Dots Studio, Prima embellishments, and an UmWowStudio bit from the Gear Mash which has been swiped with a black ink pad.

Here is a bit more stamping and clustering, including a piece of Chevron ribbon from May Arts, those great stamps from VLVS!, a Prima brad, a tag reinforcement from the Soar Tag set and a piece of flair from Moon Shine.

Here's a great close up of what our fabulous chipboard looks like with just a dab o' ink! Take any color ink of any type ink pad you want, and just swipe it right across your chipboard piece. If you press hard enough it will color the whole thing, or you can lighten up a bit and get a more mottled, grungy effect like this. I used a Black Archival pad by Ranger to swipe across a couple pieces from the Layered Triangles. You can also see in this photo a bit of the checker pattern from our Checker Board Mask. I just misted a bit o' instant coffee through the mask for a nice dull but noticeable effect.

And finally... I used one of the frames from the Movie ATC frames set, chopped off 1/3 of it and slid it under my raised photo sequence. It's a great anchor. The title is 'Daddy's Gloves' and was made using a basic dymo label maker. I also finished off with some random stamping around the page using a date stamps to mark the occasion.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today :) It's always a pleasure to connect with the UmWowStudio fans. See you next time♥ DeeDee


  1. Great layout. A page that will bring lasting memories when the boy grows up.

  2. Oh that cute face!!! Great layout DeeDee!!

  3. Seriously... instant coffee??/ you are amazing! LOVE that! I'm going to raid my cabinet right now! Fabulous layout! I might have to try this sketch!

  4. Great layout. Love the background and all the elements you added.