Creative Scrappers Challenge Sketch #259

Sketch Challenge #259


When I saw this sketch challenge over at Creative Scrappers I knew it was one I wanted to have a go at this month. This is my take on the sketch.


This is their sketch #259. You can check it out HERE. There is so much inspiration on the blog. I always love to check out their blog.


 I like to do monthly challenges that actually "Challenge" me not just the ones that automatically appeal to my style. This one was so far out of my comfort zone! I interpreted the sketch along the lines of a "Project Life" kind of style, something I've never really attempted before.


I water painted 4 colourful squares on and went from there. I wanted to have the squares appear stitched together, like a quilt. But I don't own a stitch stamp so I had to get creative.


I have a stitch embossing folder so I tried this first using the raised edge as a sort of stamp but seeing it's plastic and not rubber, the ink didn't take to it very well. It gave a sort of zig zag stitch look but not enough for me.

So I hand drew the rest on around the outside of the squares and then I remembered I had a straight line stamp. So I added this sort of over the hand drawn stitches and it really looked effective. 


I tried to still use all the techniques I normally would with a layout. So there is stamping and stenciling all over the page but within the parameters of the squares.


Once I added all the little embellishments and the title I was really amazed at what I'd created and I'm already thinking of other ways I can create with this sketch.

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1 comment:

  1. Awesome layout!!! Love the layering and stitches :)

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