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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

TMN May Challenge Leslies' Sketch


The first sketch for May and this week the challenge is to use the phrase and sketch to inspire some creativity. link your projects up at The Memory Nest www.thememorynest.blogspot.co.uk.




I had a lot of fun with this challenge and used the rainbow colour theme as the focal point of the layout. I created layers of colour using the Artiste Spritzing inks with various textured stamps. I used a black and white photo as it really pops out amongst all the colours.

I started by dabbing ink on to the page and blowing on it so it spread down the page like branches. I tried to combine the colours so that they blend from one colour to the next like a rainbow.

 once the ink had dried I dug out my stamp box and sorted out a few that had different textures and just filled in the gaps with them. the butterfly stamp is from Kaisercrafts and is called botanicals. I love there stamps as they are so detailed.
 I used a few masks to fill in the larger spaces, the masks I used are Punchinello and Harlequin  from Tando creative.
 the Tim holts typeset alphabet dies have become my new favourite. I just used the card that was left over when I popped the die-cut letter out, I found it was a great way to make up words with out having to constantly use more card.
 the frame I made from a 6x6 pad of Papermania Happy Days cardstock. I used a boarder punch to punch a pattern across the bottom and to use as a marker so I could trim the card to the correct size.
 if you don't own any stamps with textures on you could use patterned washi tape instead.

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful sentiment and great page.

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  2. Such a brilliant sentiment and love the colour drips on your layout!

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  3. A fabulous layout love the sentiment xxx

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  4. Adore your painty background, love its grungy look.

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