Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MDS Monday 100th Sketch Challenge!

Remember I blogged last week that I was going through old pictures and strolling down memory lane?!!  Well, one of the reasons is I wanted to find some great pictures to do a My Digital Studio challenge over at MDS Monday.  This is their 100th Sketch Challenge and they are giving away prizes!!  When I ran across these pictures taken several years ago (Cassidy is now a teenager!!), I knew they were the ones I wanted to use.  I remember this day so well.  We were in Tucson visiting Jeff and his family and we were babysitting.  It was a beautiful sunny day so Sonny and Cassidy found some bubbles and he taught her how to blow them.  She was so excited!

(Click on picture above to make it larger)
The challenge is running for two weeks and it started last week.  To enter the challenge, you select any of the past 99 sketches, create a new project, and link it to their website.  They have set up a Pinterest Board with all the past sketches.  That was the hard part!!  Which one do I choose?  But I knew I wanted a sketch that I could do the picture progression above.

The background paper is from World Traveler and I found the polka dot stamp in Beautiful Today and made it a watermark color.  I found this font that I love called Pea Ellie Bellie!  Don't miss the girl and boy sitting at the top blowing bubbles (from Storytime).   I found some stitching I liked in Family Fun and the Project Life Banner which I colored Lost Lagoon

I even made my own bubbles!!  I used a Circle Punch and color filled it with DSP from Watercolor Wonder and made them different sizes.  (Don't forget to add a drop shadow for extra dimension.)   I also used a few brads for my bubbles! Then it just had to have a little shine added.  To create the reflection,  I used the Freeform tool and moved the anchors around on the circle shape to get the shape for the shine.

So, the sketch that I used was # 65.  How do you think I did?  Would I win a prize??  It doesn't matter.  I just enjoy MDS so much!!

 MDS Monday MDSM65

Make sure you go to the MDS Monday web site and check out the other sketches.


Tami Hewlett said...

Sharon, this is just a wonderful page! The photos are precious, and the embellishments are too perfect for words. I love the bubbles you created, as well as all the little details...the stitching, heart this moment and insta-happiness. Really great page. Thanks so much for helping us celebrate MDS Monday 100!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful details, Sharon! I just love this page. Thanks for joining MDS Monday this week.

Anita Krul said...

I love your page Sharon! the middle picture was really the clincher for me! It looks like such a special moment between them! Super cute layout! Thanks for helping us celebrate our 100th challenge at MDS Monday!

Yapha said...

Fantastic page! I love the bubbles in the background to echo the pictures! Thanks for helping us celebrate 100 challenges at MDS Monday!

beth rush said...

what a darling page! I love the bubbles and your added steps to get the highlights in them is great! You are an MDS pro for sure! Love that font too! Thanks so much for celebrating our 100th sketch with us!!