Saturday, 2 March 2013

Paper Stories March Sketch Challenge - DT layout

Here comes March! The start of autumn for us Aussies. And with March, also comes a new sketch challenge at Paper Stories! We had a great response to the sketch last month and it was fabulous to discover new blogs and visit the more familiar. I'm always astounded by the creativity. So inspiring.

So here is the fabulous sketch for this month, again by the very talented Emma Stafrace of Page Drafts:

And my interpretation:

I don't like cutting up photos, so had a really hard time with this aspect of the sketch. So instead, I had my photo printed twice, then raised the middle portion with the faces. In reality, it shows more so, than in the photo. But that's as far as I could go with this part of the sketch. I know I'm a goose!

I painted the Studio Calico Mistable hexagons with a combination of gelatos and Mr Huey's mist. The banner is a mask that I had swiped with gelatos then sprayed with water before pressing down on the paper. The drips underneath are from when I had turned the mask over to place down. I then gave a little definition with coloured pencil and black pen.

All the paper is from Kaiser, as well as the chipboard birdcage. The bird is Prima.

Hope to see you join us and do a braver job of cutting up a photo than I did!:-)
The challenge ends at the end of the month. Hope to see your layout soon!

Thanks for coming by.


  1. Zeneva I'm the same about cutting up photos so I'm thinking that I Must give this challenge a try. Your idea looks great on this layout.

  2. I agreee with Sandra - I've done it once...BUT...& I noticed some of the DT didn't! So I'm thinking I may not....I'll squib, too...LOVE your little birdcage...cute as:):):) And good on you joining some don't have to read them all - although I'm such a sticky beak, I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lovely page!! Just wanted to share with you i have nominated your blog for a Liebster Award :)

  4. HI.. Oh wow. this sketch certainly is trendy, I love your take on it.. love the misting and the two clusters either side of your layout. I have printed the sketch off and it certainly will challenge me!!

  5. Your example was one of my favourites. I really liked what you did with the photo and the watercolour flags.

  6. This is stunning Zeneva...I love your masking, painting and stunning details! Love your style! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog! Really appreciated! ;-)

  7. That is one AWESOME groovy take on the sketch Zeneva. I am hoping to have a go this month. Love oyour little space on the WWW too :)
    Take care Hun XO

  8. Breathtaking Zeneva, I swear every page you do just keeps getting better and better! Such amazing attention to detail, love it :)

  9. this is so creative and pretty! very interesting take on this sketch and all the touches you added here make your project really beautiful!


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