Posted on | July 30, 2012 | 2 Comments
Every submission during July using Inlinkz at the bottom of the weekly Sketch-It Saturday posts and the Sunday Bazaar posts enters you in the drawing for the grand prize, a $25 gift certificate from our sponsor, Wax Fruit Company digital stamps! Every submission counts for a separate entry so the more projects you enter, the more chances you have to win! So get those projects posted before midnight Eastern Time, tomorrow, July 31, and you just might be the winner!
Designer Spotlight- SarahKaye
We hope you have enjoyed meeting all the designers during our virtual Christmas party for our Christmas in July celebration! Today we move in to the family room to sit by the fireplace and meet the last member of our design team- ME!
What’s your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?
We’ve never had a subscription service like cable for TV but I do have Netflix and I love watching old movies, TV episodes and finding new series that have made it to streaming on Netflix.
If you could have any meal for your birthday dinner (cost is not an issue) what would it be?
One time I had this out-of-this world steak with a divine sauce that had lumps of crab meat in it. I don’t remember where I had it, but I think that would be it!
What is your secret vice?
Chocolate! Secret? No. Vice? Definitely.
Unfortunately, blogger and I have not been friends for quite a while so I don’t have a personal blog post to direct you to. But I will share a special Christmas project with you here.
I made a fun canvas that will sit on my mantle as part of my Christmas decorations. I’d wanted to do a transfer to wood, but I chickened out. Canvas seemed like a good first step toward this type of project, so perhaps I’ll be more willing to step out and try wood next.
I used one of the fabulous images from our sponsor, Wax Fruit Company (don’t forget to post your projects before midnight Eastern Time, July 31, you could win a $25 gift certificate!) She has an excellent tutorial (click here) that shows how to use digital stamps in MS Word or click here to learn how to use them with a free, online program. See how easy, how versatile and how fun digital stamps can be!
I used her super cute Deck the Birdhouses digital stamp, added colors using Photoshop and added my sentiment with the text tool. I then printed it on a blue sponge-looking background paper.
I used an 8×10 canvas, put on a layer of homemade mod podge (1:1 white glue and water), laid the paper on the canvas, smoothed it out carefully, making sure the edges were stuck down very well, and put a layer of mod podge across the entire canvas again, over the paper. I was nervous about the glue smearing the ink, but it didn’t! I let it dry overnight, added some glitter glue snow and snowflakes to give it a bit of sparkle, and this is the final product!
We hope you’ve enjoyed Christmas In July at Unscripted Sketches- tune in tomorrow for our conclusion, the final post for the month of July! See you all tomorrow.