Monday, August 12, 2013

Inkido - August challenge

A big hello to everyone out there...happy Monday! :)

Somehow I came across the Inkido sketch challenge for August...I can't remember how, but I'm guessing it was from someone elses blog?  Anyways...I really love the sketch, so last night I thought I'd give it a go :)  And I don't know if anyone else is like me, in that the design of a sketch determines the style of the layout you want to create?  Well, for me, this one was calling for something pretty!

Here is what I came up with....


Using papers from the super gorgeous 7Dots Studio - Domestic Goddess collection...along with some Prima & Manor House flowers and a few other bits n bobs.  Pic is of my gorgeous DD that I changed to black & white to suit the colour scheme better (the pic has lots of greenery in the background & really wouldn't have gone with the pretty pinks & yellows).


Here is a close up of my main cluster....with some thread bunches that are the trend at the moment
(my first attempt with these)
 
 
 
My title ....I used my Gelato's to alter the colour of the 7Dots Studio letter stickers.
I love that these things can alter the colour of just about anything!
 
 
 
My smaller cluster
 
 
These next 2 pics, I'm hoping you can see the texture I created
with the CW Cherry Blossoms template? 
 
To add some texture I cut off a small piece of gyprockers tape, then using my finger dipped in some gesso, I then smooched it into the template, with the tape on top, to give the grided texture of the tape.
 
 
 I quite like the effect...even with the bit of bleeding from under the template :)
 
 
 
 Here you can see a bit more template work...but with a more softer effect, using CW Circle Explosion template
 
 
Loved working with this sketch, and I love my finished layout :)
Thanks so much for dropping by.... & for any comments you leave - they are greatly appreciated!
 
Have a great week ahead...xx 
 

24 comments:

bel said...

What a soft and feminine page....Beauty as always.
Love the cherry blossom vine effect.

Nicole McNamara said...

I very pretty page! Love the stencil work.

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! what a BEAUTIFUL layout Linda... The lighter B/W photo really pops!! I must try adding some sort of thread to a creation, as it does seem to be big right now!!

Kelly Foster said...

OH my goodness, pretty doesn't even begin to say it!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! Love these colors, everything about it. Amazing take on the sketch, Linda!

Chloe :-) said...

Such a beautiful page, Linda!! I LOVE all that texture!! I need to try those thread bunches too :-) :-)

MARILYN said...

Beautiful page Linda!!!

Lizzyc said...

Hi Linda, I am like you, I find challenges from peoples blogs too, and it is a wonderful way to create a new layout.. this looks so pretty, I love all the texture from your masking, I have that mask and it is one of my favs. gorgeous flowers and layers.. I am sure your DD will love this layout!! Have a great day!

Lynette said...

This is SO very beautiful Linda. I love the soft background with all its mixed media techniques...I am so glad I found the 7dots papers...and that a friend will be bringing me some from Russia soon. It is gorgeous.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Beautiful layout Linda. Love the texture you created with the gesso and the gyprockers tape, and your flower clusters are sooo pretty!! ox

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE it...the plasterer's tape worked a treat & your threads look like you've been working them for years!!! I'm liking those tucked in badges, too:):):)

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful page, really pretty and love all your fabulous background details.

Keren Tamir said...

this is gorgeous LInda!! I just love it!

Bellaidea said...

I am very happy you saw our challenge:), happy you joined too, lovely page, thanks for playoing with INKIDO challenge this month!

Georgia Heald said...

Stunning Linda, love what you have done with these papers!!

Zeneva said...

Really love your background work and the colours you have used. Gorgeous clustering too!

ahappyscramper said...

Gorgeous pic - gorgeous layout. Love the effect with the criss-cross tape - so much fab texture. Love your work girl:-))

Ulrika aka LillBlomman said...

I love it! So happy you find my sketch and our challenge at Inkido! Your page is stunning and the background work just delish! Hugs!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Very pretty page! Thank you for playing along with Inkido.

Kajsan said...

This is stunning! Love all the White on the colorful page! Actually.. Love it all! ;)
Hugs/Karin

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Linda!! I love all the gorgeous supplies you used. Thanks for playing with us this month at Inkido! :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

Linda, as always absolutely stellar work!The background looks awesome and your photo is lovely. Thanks for sharing this with us at Inkodo!

Helen Tilbury said...

You are going like a train now with all these layouts!! I can't keep up with your LOL!!! This is a beauty!!! Keep 'em coming!!

Zanka said...

Fantastic feminine layout, so many interesting details to study! Thank you for joining Inkido challenge!

helenasroom said...

Truly Beautiful! All the details, the depth and structure. A stunning LO!

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