It's only been a week, and I'm back to share another layout....yep, miracles do happen!! LOL
Things are starting to get back to some kind of normality (whatever that is) around here, so that means a little bit more scrapping time ....woohooo!
I really love the sketches over at Paper Stories, created by none other than the very talented Em Stafrace...so I love to participate when ever I can. Anddddddd, giving a little toot to myself, I was lucky enough to win last months sketch challenge....yippeeee & woohooo! LOL
So, anyways....on with this months sketch.
This is the layout I created.....
Using the gorgeous "Attic Door" papers from Lemon Owl
with some masking & stamping (that I will explain in more detail with some of the close up pics)
And here is the July sketch
And now for some close ups....
For the background masking I used CW chickenwire template....with my new Gelatos (still loving the possibilities with these things!). Using an ink blending tool, I rubbed my gelato onto the sponge, then spritzed it with a bit of water from an old glimmermist bottle (these are great to keep for this purpose when your glimmermist is all used up!)....I then coloured the areas I wanted with the blending tool & just reloaded with Gelato & water when needed. I love that this is a more controlled technique than what misting is....and it gives just as good a result, if not better!
I then randomly stamped using Kaisercraft "Crackle" stamp on top of the masking..without using a base holder thing (IYKWIM)...I simply hold the stamp in my hand & that way you get a more random effect, rather than the square stamp image - hope this makes sense!?!
My small cluster on top of a few handcut paper banners.
Here is some more stamping, using Kaisercraft "Numbers" stamp....which ended up a little bit too dark for my liking, so to overcome this? I simply used my white Gelato & rubbed it over the stamped ink...and walllahhh, it actually did tone it down a heap, which I like much better.
You can also see some 2crafty filmstrip chipboard running across & below my photos, that I lightly inked in black.... and a few My Minds Eye brads & a handmade fabric covered button.
And my title & journaling....about our little unplanned hike up to Lake Wilks at Cradle Mountain in Tasmanie, which was well & truly off the beaten track, but oh so worth the effort!
And another MME brad & one of the cut-outs from Lemon Owl
Well that's all from me for now....hoping to squeeze in another challenge before the end of the month!
Fingers crossed :)
Thanks so much for visiting today....take care xx