Monday, July 25, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Sketch Challenge

This week we have a sketch challenge for you.....I just love sketches.  Start with an idea and work forward.  It really sparks my creativity!
The first thing I did when I saw the sketch was rotate it.....I probably turned it completely around 4 or 5 times before I decided on the direction for my creation!!
This is the last of my Mayberry paper packet.  I had some bits and pieces left over from other projects but it was just enough to work up this layout.  I actually hand stitched the lines underneath the title to create the three strips shown on the sketch......I kept asking myself if I had lost my mind - I hate hand stitching - while I was doing it, but in the end it turned out stinkin' cute.  The flowers were cut from yet some more scraps from the Mayberry packet, then I filled the centers with a drop or two of Liquid Glass to give it some shine.  And, since I just can't leave well enough alone I did a bit of second generation stamping and edge distressing on the colonial white cardstock.  The layout just didn't look finished until I had done so....way too bright for my mind to grasp, you know?  The photo caption was created by running a piece of cocoa cardstock through a old fashioned label maker then sanded.....a great trick for getting the "label" look with out using the plastic tape it comes with.
I hope you are inspired by our challenge piece this week and share your final creations with us at Heart 2 Heart.  I'm looking forward to seeing your artwork.


Haley D. said...

Cute layout! I really like that you used it for a layout, how you turned it, and your gorgeous hand stitching!

Sheila H said...

Your take on the sketch is terrific, and I lobe the stitching.

Mary said...

Great layout~ it's nice that the photo takes center stage!

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