Saturday, 30 August 2014

It's SKETCHABILITIES #122 time...

Hello everyone! Have I told you how much fun I'm having on the DT at SKETCHABILITIES? The lovely Karan Gerber is one super-organised and talented lady. Her sketches never cease to inspire me and this one should get your mojo happening for sure!

As soon as I saw this sketch I thought of a photo that my niece & her lovely partner posted on FB not long ago. So I asked our gorgeous Lara if it was okay if I used the photo for my Design Team sample for this challenge. They look so perfectly happy in this photo, I love it...

I've used a bubble stencil from Kaisercraft & texture paste for the background, then stamped over it with a script stamp, then threw a bit of mist about on it. The paper is from Bo Bunny and flowers from Prima. The title "Love & happiness" & heart are wood veneer from Prima as well which I've painted with green 3D paint, which gives it a sparkly effect. The tag is a vintage graphic that I printed off the internet a long time ago, onto a shipping tag.                              

The washi tape is from Craft Queen and the beautiful chippy hearts are from 2Crafty. I've had them in my stash for ages just waiting for the perfect page to use them on. The zipper is one I purchased in London, funnily enough from the V&A Museum. They have a lot of handmade sewing items in their gift shop but they also had things like zippers, buttons, hand-made jewellery and the like. I love the scallop edge on this zipper.

So there you have it. I really hope you are inspired to have a go at this sketch. We'd love to see your creations over at Sketchabilities. Thanks for looking & please feel free to leave a comment, oh & don't forget to check out the fantastic Sponsor for this challenge :)

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  1. what a great photo to scrapbook, love all the layers, and beautiful details

  2. Ah Jo, you interpreted the sketch perfectly....I love Karan's sketches, they are great for kick starting the Mojo. Love the chippie hearts and that zipper is divine. What a find :D

  3. Beautiful Jo, that is a fancy zipper ! Love the cluster in the top corner and love your colour scheme. Just lovely x

  4. Gogeous page that zipper and again...such amazing chippies! Love this design too! I also have a lot of chippies and sometimes they sit for a looooong time, until the perfect page comes along! ;-)

  5. Oh I think that this is one of my faves. I love the zip :) the colours are gorgeous. I love their sketches think I must try and play along.