Hello, hello! It's reveal day over at Challenge YOUrself, where it's all about scrapping about YOU! This month, blog owner Lynn Lefebvre challenged us to design a layout using a specific sketch that she herself created. Here's my design followed by that awesome sketch:
Now, the inspiration for this piece didn't stop at the sketch for me. No siree Bob! Colour palette? Watercolours? Gelatos? Oh, yes! This one was totally inspired by the fabulous Missy Whidden!! I've been viewing her You Tube channel very often lately, and watching her scrap with these mixed media items gave me the itch to try them out. I had a few mishaps, but for my first try, I think I fared pretty well. Can't wait to take another stab at it on my next layout!! Gotta love new techniques!!
Set on a Basic Grey Picadilly patterned paper, I layered strips of patterned papers by Basic Grey, American Crafts, and We R Memory Keepers. I also tucked in some ephemera pieces by American Crafts along with some Heidi Swapp frames. Alphas are by Heidi Swapp and Basic Grey. Of course I handstitched a bit using a Bazzill Basics stitching template and some DMC floss, and à la Missy Whidden, I tucked some DMC floss behind some of those layered pieces. Watercolours by Artist's Loft. Gelatos by Faber-Castell. Dabbed some Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso on there, and I also splashed a few splats of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze. Staples by Memory Makers. Photos by Philippe Dumas.
And there you have it! Wanna see what the other design team members created using this sketch? Hop on right over here, and when you create your own layout about YOU using this month's sketch challenge, please link an image of your design to today's reveal over at Challenge YOUrself. You'll get the chance to win some awesome scrappy loot by doing so! YAHOO!