Friday, February 28, 2014

Sketch Layout Challenge #5

Here is our latest Sketch Layout Challenge, this time chosen by Rochelle of Lille Parti. I think this was my favourite sketch layout that has been chosen thus far. 

Sorry it's a bit blurry!

We only had a couple of ladies who had time to take part in this challenge, but the quality of the cards made, as always, was exceptional! 

First up was this funky floral number made by my sister Alicia. She took advantage of lots of SAB goodies in her design. My favourite part is the contrast the black backing gives to the details of the card. I hate to sound artsy fartsy, but this is one sexy card! 

This design was made by the wonderfully talented Deb. She is such a busy lady and doesn't have as much free time as she used to have to craft. But when she does have a moment, she creates beautiful pieces just like this, every time. Deb has a wonderful eye for colour and balance. 

Next up is Ingrid from Inky Ingrid. I have a little secret to tell you about Ingrid. She LOVES summer starfruit paired with this gorgeous flower print DSP from the Water Colour DSP pack. You need to check out her FB page to see what I am talking about. I love the softness of the white clay flowers and the criss cross ribbon with this design. 

Here is the first design from me! First up I wanted to replicate the sketch as well as I could. I loved the layout and mix of layers and placement so thought why not do an exact copy to start off with. I haven't had a chance to use my Soho Subway DSP very much, so it was my first choice when I was looking at DSP to make this card. I'm pleased with how it turned out! 

Here is my second design! I am in LOVE with this card. It turned out WAY better than I ever imagined it would. I hand stitched the crosses using a large needle and some linen thread and I made the green square clay button free hand using my moulding clay. I don't think I'll be able to part with this card for a while. I almost want to frame it! 

I'm really excited to be expanding this challenge a little bit further. I have expanded the group of ladies to take part in these fortnightly sketch layout challenges. I have started a Facebook group where I post the sketch challenge each fortnight, and where those taking part of the challenges can interact with each other. If you would like to join in on the fun and have your card featured on my blog please feel free to join in. I'd love to have you! 


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