Thursday, 4 August 2016

This is Family with Melinda

Hi there and welcome to the blog today! Melinda here with you sharing my take on the August sketch challenge!

Remember, Kylie has some AWESOME prizes up for grabs so you have until the end of the month to link your entries or share over in the FB group here.

Now, onto the good stuff!

First up, the sketch!

How fun is it? I really love working with sketches and the longer I scrap the more confident I become with using them and making them more my own :)

And here is my take

I have used some papers from the awesome Heidi Swapp September Skies range (Aspen and Stargazing) as my background and decided to start the page doing a cut in the background of a scattering of stars rather than the circles in the sketch and LOVE how this turned out!

Before I added any of my layers I decided that it needed some fun mixed media mess in the background (I had originally thought I would not use any!!) so started with a thin coat of clear gesso and then grabbed out my jar of fabulous Colour Blast Mica Powder in watermelon, added some water and used my water brush to add some colour around the stars. I ended up going back over some areas with a 2nd coat to deepen the colour up and am really happy with how it came out!

I added a couple of paper layers behind my photo using both sides of the Beautiful Bouquet patterned paper (not before cutting off that floral to use on another page another day!). I went to follow the sketch more closely but realised that with extra paper layers I would cover up all of those stars and mixed media so stuck to just a couple of simple layers. As the sketch called for an embellishment cluster on the bottom left of the photo I grabbed some of the gorgeous florals from the ephemera pack and layered those up. In my DT kit Kylie also sent me this awesome pack of banners from the September Skies range which also have the extra detail of the sewing to hold them all together -swoon, which worked perfectly with the sketch!

I added a few embellishments and that awesome wood veneer word to the right hand side and used the Made Of Awesome alphas that Kylie also sent me for my title.

Here are a few close ups 

Also I have a process video here for this layout if you would like to see how this page came together! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you link up your sketch to the right hand side or FB page sketch challenge album to win some awesome prizes!!