Sunday, 14 October 2012

Keeping the best...Sketch Challenge #44


I love the sketch challenges at Keeping the best..., and I love the diversity of syles from the designers. At the moment, there is Sketch Challenge #44, due today, October 14.

Here is the sketch:

And my version:

And some close-ups:

Supplies used: paper (watercolour paper, Basic Grey); flowers (Prima, Kaisercraft); brad, transparency, sparkles (Kaisercraft); die-cuts (Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Magnolia Ink, Cheery Lynn Designs); alcohol ink, glimmer mists, washi tape, velvet ribbon, alphas(American Crafts).

The background is a technique I've been wanting to try since I saw it done by the very inspiring and creative Riikka at Paperilitin (thankyou Riikka!). The step-by-step tutorial is here. Basically, it mixes glimmer mist with alchol ink. My version didn't quite work out as well as the one done by Riikka, but I still love the technique and the idea of an interesting result.

Initially I was going to go for a boysenberry/fuschia colour layout, but as I was progressing, I found the combination to be too much on its own, and felt an overwhelming need to introduce another colour. So there's a splash of green, a touch of orange, and a pinch of yellow (I couldn't decide on just one other colour!).

I go through stages of wanting lots of flowers and then not wanting any at all. Obviously, today was one of those days that flowers were needed. And I just can't resist some Prima flowers on these days. Also, on the top right of the photo, there is a tag that pulls out with journalling.

Thankyou so much for stopping by.


  1. Very nice layout! The flowers are gorgeous! The baby in the photo :)

  2. Loving the colours! <3 Great combination!

    And thank you for your sweet words and backlink :")


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