…loving the hello hug…

…breaking out some unused stamps 🙂

For this month’s sketch at Kreative Koncepts (formerly Scrapfriends), I mixed some bright-ish colors with pastels and a little neon, as well as some mixed media.  The weather’s been iffy around here, since we’re heading into winter, so I’m trying to capture stuff as best I can.

“my hello hug”

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First, I want to show you something that made me laugh, and hopefully you’ll get a chuckle.  You’re trying to stick something down and you have to hold it just so, but you’re needed elsewhere?  Well, for me, here was my solution to the problem:

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That is a bobby pin holding jewelry wire.  I was trying to glue the wire to a certain spot, and used what I had on hand (or in this case, in pocket) to hold it in place while the glue dried 😛  Craftiness or insanity?  You be the judge 🙂

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Anyway, on to my layout.  Since I’m coming home later in the day from having to take the train, and little guy still needing to get to bed for school, I’ve been getting welcome hugs and a “Hi, Mommy!” from the monster, who’s been bathed and in his pjs.  I managed to capture a photo of one such hug (so, yeah, a selfie or sorts, but hubby’s busy with the rest of bedtime ritual, so…).

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I used some Glitz Design patterned paper, swiping gesso over the bottom embellished part (I flipped the paper upside down to work for my design and the sketch).  I stamped, painted through stencils, and doddled with black sharpie and paint pen.

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I altered some of my embellishments.  A wood clock face and butterfly die-cut.  I used pieces cut from a dried baby wipe and paper towel.  I covered a chipboard frame with washi tape, and a flair badge.

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Since I’m walking around the city, I used chipboard squares (a few I cut into smaller pieces) to represent the “pavement” or city streets.

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Word stickers and a rub-on, painted Thickers, sequins, a chipboard arrow I cut in half to go through the word “hello” and draw the eye to my photo.

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That’s part of a paper border that I cut up and my own doodled letters, as well as a journaling sticker with a just right phrase.  “HUG” is also rub-ons.

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I put a bunch of scraps on my table and then put stencils over them and sprayed with different colors.  I keep the colors within the same family so I don’t get mud, and I let everything dry for a full day before I spray again, also so I don’t get mud.  The paper layers are pieces from just that fun.  There’s also a Fancy Pants button from the Be Different collection, and fussy cut squares from a scrap mag freebie (also FP Little Sprouts).  Lots of doodling and Tattered Angels Almost Black splatters, along with the thread and wire frame.

Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!


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