Saturday, May 26, 2012

Get Creative!

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

20 comments:

Georgia Heald said...

This is beautiful Linda, I love the whole rustic feel to it xox

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Stunning, Gorgeous, and Beautiful!! Love the blues mixed with the rustic elements.

Billie-Jean Beveridge said...

Hi Linda thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments :) I love everything about this page and you did such a great job creating a page with a circle photo. I love the colours and your choice of embellies are fantastic.

Tina said...

beautiful picture, and also a great LO and the use of the blue color.

Victoria Freze said...

Stunning layout Linda! Love the different look of your page and you should use round pictures more often! all the embellishment look like those treasures you've found at Tasmania:)

Lizzy Hill said...

...and so you should be happy with it...it's FAB...wood bg looks great.. that chicken wire idea is FANTASTIC & I'm gonna pinch it...white mist NEVER seems white enough for me! And your round photo. Works really well. You've conquered the circles! Well done...wish i could say the same:):):)

Jasmine S said...

Oh Wow. This is just beautiful. The photo is sensational, what a find and the blues against that fab paper is perfect. I hope this is a winner. Such a great page.

sarah martin said...

Linda I love this page! Stunning combination of colours and embellishments.
Xo

Fluffy said...

Stunning! I love the circle pic and the clusters of flowers and elements. Tx

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a fabulous photo, Linda, and the textures you've created are so perfect with it. The colors, the details...just wonderful and so beachy. Awesome work with the sketch!

EFI said...

WOW Linda!!!! Your layout is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Get Creative!

Rachael Funnell said...

FULLY GORGEOUS Linda!!!
Love everything about this....

Belinda said...

Absolutely love this layout Linda. So gorgeous. :-)

baileyrosy said...

Hi there, so glad our challenge at Get Creative inspired you to try something different. Amazing layout the background is fabulous and a perfect compliment to the other elements. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at Get Creative and good luck.

Marie

Melenia Agapides said...

Linda, this is one of the best interpretations I've seen of the sketch! You did a FABULOUS job! Love your photo, of course and every single detail of your page! Well done!

Elena Stefanidou said...

Your take on the sketch is amazing.I love your details and the photo.Great job!Thanks for joining us at GC

Elina said...

You 've creatd a fabulous page!!! I love it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Get Creative!

Channa said...

Stunning page, love how everything is matching to the picture! Thank you for joining us at get creative. Channa

geoleoan said...

love it!!!!!!!so beautiful composition, thank you for joining us at get creative

Irini said...

WOW you have created an outstanding layout such a beautiful theme and your choice of embellishments and papers just beautiful!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Get Creative!...
hugz
irini

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