Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Santa's Been ~ February 2017 Sketch Challenge ~ With Melinda

Hello scrappy friends!! Melinda here with you today using the beautiful February sketch to create another Christmas page using the Pink Fresh Studio Oh Joy Collection.

Here is a refresher of the sketch designed by the very talented Peg, also on the DT

And here is my take on the sketch

This turned out differently to how I had imagined but I am super happy with how it came together and even though I had a couple of challenges, it made me think a little differently and pushed me to try something different ;)

If you would like to see the whole process please click below and you can watch my page come together:

Since I went with a white card stock background I did some packaging technique on the cardstock after applying a quick, light coat of gesso around where I knew the heart was going to be. I have used 3 Colour Blast sprays - Singin' The Blues, Apple of My Eye (both are shimmer sprays) and Love (flat colour spray) and some old plastic packaging.

I decided to pull out my colouring pencils (Prisma colours) and colour some of the shapes in the background in matching colours to the Oh Joy range and I have also hand stitched around the border of the heart in white embroidery floss.

You can see some of the gorgeous watercolour-y effect here behind the heart.

And also here. You see in the above photo that I have take a couple of paper strips and used a border punch and a border die to cut these pieces to layer under the photo's in place of the lace/ribbon that is in the sketch.

That's it for me for today! Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure you get your entries in for the fun February challenges over in the FB group here. Kylie has some awesome prizes up for grabs, as always!!


Products used:
Pink Fresh Studios - Oh Joy - 12"x12" Paper - Under The Tree
Pink Fresh Studios - Oh Joy - 12"x12" Paper - Joyful Christmas
Pink Fresh Studios - Oh Joy - 12"x12" Paper - Tis The Season 
Pink Fresh Studios - Oh Joy - Acrylic Mirror Shapes
Pink Fresh Studios - Oh Joy - Acetate Pieces
Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Spray - Apple of My Eye
Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Spray - Singin' The Blues
Colour Blast - Colour Spray - Love
Heidi Swapp - Colour Shine - Gold Lame
Crate Paper - Bloom - Gold Glitter Thickers