I have not done a sketch challenge before but Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 36 did have me inspired to create this page on the left. I still had some Sarita Paper and embellishments left and they were a perfect fit for the photos. I don’t know if this is a good interpretation of the sketch but it got me going! I then went ahead and created the page on the right to compliment the first.
To stamp ‘TODAY I used Goldrush and Gyspy pigment inks. I inks the middle of the stamp with goldrush, then the edges in gypsy. Once I cut the image out I used a dauber and Gypsy ink to darken the very edges further. I sanded the lettering and the edge of the page. I used bonding memories glue for the wooden button. I love this glue – it gives you time before it ‘grabs’ and gives a firm stick when done. The tag is supported with 3D foam tape.
For the title here I put it down on scratch paper and daubed the top edge with Gypsy ink. This is how I have achieved the two tone look. I also attempted to emphasise the downunder with its placement, and the arrow.
To create these pages I have used the following Close To My Heart products which are all available to order in Australia via my online store. You can also contact me directly if you would like to know more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
* = retiring end of January 2014
*Sarita Workshop on the Go Kit
Cardstock – Goldrush, Lagoon, Gypsy, Colonial White
Exclusive Inks – Gypsy, Autumn Terracotta, Lagoon
Pigment inks – Gypsy, Goldrush
Cricut Cartridges – Art Philosophy -Font for titles; Artbooking p 59 ‘Hello’ on RHS page
*Sarita WOTG stamp set for the title;
D1531 Artiste cricut collection stamp set for the Arrow;
*C156B Host reward stampset for the ‘Hooray banner’
*Laughing Lola Card Making kit stamp set for ‘You can never have too much happy’
Purple and Aqua dots came in the kits but can also be ordered separately
Teal Shimmer Trim – NEW – found in the Cloud Nine Card making kit.
3D Foam Tape
Bonding Memories Glue (great for lettering)
I hope you have enjoyed these ideas and perhaps are inspired to have a go at a sketch challenge! One little sketch led first to a card, then to a double page spread – go figure!