Thursday, 14 February 2013

Life.Paper.Scrapbooking. Sketch Challenge #1

I found a new sketch challenge site courtesy of the lovely Lizzy Hill (thanks Lizzy).  LPS (Life.Paper.Scrapbook) has their first sketch challenge up. This is the sketch:

I spent a day trying to work this sketch (in-between housework and parenting) which resulted in paper being cut up only to be tossed aside for another future project, and some backgrounds thrown away never to be the base of a finished layout. But then, by some chance, I flipped the sketch to look like this:

I hardly ever think about rotating the sketch ('Why not?' You may ask. 'No idea!'). In this instance, once I did, the layout was far more enjoyable to create. Here's my interpretation:

And some close-ups:

Supplies used: paper (Tim&Beck, American Crafts, sassafras), cardstock (AC), inks (Tattered Angels Chalkboard, Glimmer Mist, Ranger Distress Inks), stamps (Hero Arts), brad (AC Dear Lizzy), masks (TheCraftersWorkshop, Silhouette cut background), arrows (Studio Calico), die-cuts (Silhouette and EK Success punch), twine, gesso, black pen, pencil, button (craft stash).

Next time I'm stuck, I'll have to remind myself to look at the sketch differently and try rotating it.
The deadline is Feb 15th for this sketch.

If, however you can't make this sketch, there is still time (2 weeks) to enter the sketch challenge at Paper Stories. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for coming by.


  1. Zeneva this is lovely, I'm loving that big fancy flower. Lizzy is amazing with her sharing isn't she?

  2. This is stunning Zeneva, so pleased to have visited today - thanks for the inspiration!! I especially love your flowers, so pretty!!

  3. See, the problem go & do a MUCH better job than me!!!! LOL...even if you got a tad frustrated in the process....LOVE that 'flower' that you've done. It's AMAZING!!!! I spent the day having a go at their colour challenge today...great minds & all's right up your alley, too:):):):)

  4. This is totally awesome, I love all the texture and dimension. Thanks for playing along at LPS.

  5. Great take on the sketch, love the mist and gesso texture!
    Thank you for joining us at LPS!!

  6. Absolutely inspiring LO - spotted it in the sidebar and just had to take a closer look. Great job turning it upside down and love those flowers. Sarah

  7. What a fabulous layout! I really love it! Did you make that flower?

    1. Thankyou Heather.
      The large 'flower' has 4 layers of die-cuts - 2 bottom layers of 'sun' as the base and a pink and yellow different shaped 'sun' next. These were all cut from my favourite toy, the Silhouette (which I was very happy to receive as a joint present for Christmas - bought at Studio Calico when they were having an awesome deal!). I've only just recently started using it, and am now addicted! 'Sun' is what the Silhouette called the shapes.
      On top of the layers of paper, I added some twine, a small scallop circle punched from an EK Success punch, and then the brad. And there is my 'flower'.


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