Saturday, July 27, 2013

Paper Stories - July sketch

Hello everyone & happy weekend to you all :)

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
 
 
 

16 comments:

Rachael Funnell said...

All the stamping looks INCREDIBLE.... Such a FANTASTIC layout Linda!!

ahappyscramper said...

Congrats on your win over at PS - very well deserved! Such an awesome LO for this month you may well win again!! Wow that background looks fab Linda. Love the crackles and numbers and all the fabbo layers.

Chloe :-) said...

Wow, what a gorgeous page! So much detail! Congrats on your win last month, well deserved :-) xx

bel said...

Well deserved win from last month I must say I wasn't surprised!!
And maybe another winner this month?! How gorgeous is this page
I love that crackle stamp and I love journaling in a page.
Love the colours too... Goes well with the outdoor theme.

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Congratulations on winning, Linda! Wow! This is an incredibly beautiful layout! I adore the background and gorgeous design :-)

Sandra said...

A fabulous layout Linda, the stamping on the background and the inking of the banner looks amazing. This page took me right back to the time we were at Cradle Mountain, I love how photos and other people's layouts can do that.

Val Thorpe said...

I love this layout Linda and I love your step by step... Especially the tip about stamping without the block makes so much sense and I have never done becuase I dont like the rigidity of it. Love this so much...

Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous...LOOOOVe the way you're using the gelatos & I really, REALLY like the crackle stamp over the top.....yummy page:):)

Lizzyc said...

Hi.. I am not surprised you won last months sketch.. your layouts are always so beautifully created, and this one is amazing too.. I love the photos, and your back ground stamping is fabulous.. great take on the sketch...

Helen Tilbury said...

Oh gosh can't believe my first comment is gone! Drat!! Beautiful page and loving the background and crackle. Also prefer more control...

Kelly Foster said...

This is incredible! Your stamping is amazing..what an awesome looking page!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Congrats on your win at PS Linda. Very well deserved. Love this layout. The background is fabulous, I must try that technique with the Gelatos, it looks amazing ... and the crackle stamp sets it all off nicely. Fabulous page!! ox

Zeneva said...

Love this layout! Great background and stamping work. Those gelatos are fabulous, aren't they? Great to have you playing along at Paper Stories again!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Gorgeous page! I love the weathered look! Thank you for joining in at Paper Stories!

Lynette said...

Linda, your background is awesome. I love the gelatos teamex with that awesome crackle stamp. You really inspire me to try new techniques. Just purchased some PanPastels and planning to play this weekend.

Sanna Lippert said...

wow, this is gorgeous!!

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