Hello there ScrappingClearly fans, Melinda here with you today sharing my take on the very awesome June 2017 sketch challenge.
A quick refresher
And here is my interpretation
I've stayed pretty true to the sketch this month, I really loved it!
Before I did anything I applied a really thin, quick coat of white gesso in the title area and the main photo cluster area on this Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Free Spirit, "Word Jumble" background paper.
After that dried I worked on my title. Whenever I hand stitch I like to work first on the stitching. If your interested, the font is called Magle Script and I got it free from Dafont.com . I have used some ombre embroidery floss from my stash and really love all those shades of blue and that scripty font paired with that beautiful minty green/teal-y acetate alpha by Heidi Swapp.
Of course some mixed media in the background and today I have used the smooshing technique and some of the beautiful Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Faded Jeans to start with. I applied a couple of coats and made sure to dry thoroughly between applications so to get the beautiful layered effect these inks are fabulous for!
I wanted some variation in the blue so I also grabbed some of my Colour Shimmer Dust by Colour Blast in Navy and again did the smooshing technique. After that was dried I added splatters using both products and 2 different paintbrushes.
My next layer was some more tone on tone - this time the Distress Oxide ink with this stamp by Darkroom Door. After inking the stamp I applied a really quick light spritz of water and love how the ink changes!
I also wanted to bring in some of the minty green colour from the title so I grabbed my Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink and this Heidi Swapp stamp in the Magnolia Jane collection and applied a few different words and LOVE how this turned out and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how the colours don't mix together but instead sit on top of one another.
I decided that I wanted that darker blue colour all around the page so pulled that darker blue skyline paper from the Shimelle Star Shine 12x12 paper pad and gutted it. I added couple of paper layers behind my photo using this paper by Cocoa Vanilla Studios and part of the paper in the background.
I added a few ephemera pieces from the Shimelle Star Shine collection, a couple of the gorgeous clear acrylic clouds, my journalling and of course the date stamp.
I did make a process video for this one and you can see that below, just click the big play button ;)
As you can see I have used a bunch of different suppliers and ranges to create this page and I love how it came together in the end!
You have the whole month of June to play along so please load up your challenge to the correct album in the ScrappingClearly FB group for your chance to win a store voucher!!