Another new challenge blog I've discovered recently, based in Greece, Get Creative...and their 15th May sketch challenge drew my attention...even though it is rather different to my normal style. But there's nothing like a bit of a challenge, eh?! So, I thought I'd give this sketch a go, because I have been feeling for quite a while now that my layouts are starting to all look the same IYKWIM...so I've been slowly trying to learn some new techniques etc so that I can hopefully be able to mix things up a bit & create some different styled layouts. So, this sketch was a great starting point to put a few of these techniques together & go for something totally different :)
I don't think I've EVER created a layout with a round photo before....so this was the biggest part of the challenge for this sketch.
But I really LOVE the outcome
Using MME Miss Caroline paper, Dusty Attic chipboard, Maya Road cog..... Prima, Green Tara, Petaloo & Dusty Attic flowers....Lil' Red Rocket button, Crafters Workshop reversed chickenwire template.....mixed with some newly learnt techniques from a class at Miss Arts School.
I used Gesso with the chicken wire template...which adds just that little bit of added texture & stands out a lot more than just white paint.
The Dusty Attic cherry blossom piece was painted & then Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy crackle paint was added for a distressed crackle effect...and then some Pinecone ink lightly rubbed into the cracks.
The muslin was sprayed with Suede glimmermist & then pulled apart into smaller pieces & tucked in behind the Dusty Attic circle piece with some gesso smudged here & there over the top.
And the Dusty Attic decorative frame was painted in Kaisercraft Spearmint paint with some gesso smudged here & there over the top again, plus lightly inked with Pinecone ink here & there.
Pic was taken at the Strahan Harbour in Tasmania....I had gone for a walk with my camera & came across this old set of train or carriage wheels of some sort just sitting there in the water... & it's obviously been there for quite some time. I won't tell you how many photos I took of just this alone! lol. The results of my 1 hour walk was about 500 photos & discovering lots of Strahan's hidden treasures :)
So there you have it...something rather different from me, which is what I've been aiming for..so I'm pretty happy about that :)
Thanks for dropping by & I hope you all are having a fab weekend...even though the weather is not too nice atm. xx