After spending many days intermittently playing and subsequently gessoing (is that even a word?) over my attempts (just LOVE gesso for this reason alone!), I finally came to this:
The paper I used is an old Crate paper range that I love (The Brook Collection). The die-cut pieces were cut from my favourite toy, the Silhouette.
The top of this layout is curved inwards slightly, hence the shadow along the top - on top of which, the weather here is so grey, it's hard to get good light. I think though, I have to start adding a more sturdy base to my layouts as I seem to be progressively using more mists and paints on my layouts.
Here are some close-ups:
Thankyou for coming by.
I hope you manage this sketch - it was challenging and fun.