Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April Bombshell Sketch Challenge


Welcome to April Bombshell's Sketch Challenge!!! This was a tricky one for me...and I honestly don't really know why. I think it was the banner-esque half-border accents? Maybe the simplicity of it? Either way...it made me think!!! =) And I always learn when I'm challenged so bring it on baby!
I started with my color scheme. I was thinking Spring/Summer which always makes me think of all things nautical. So navy blue and white popped into my head. (I always go with what hits me first). I then looked through my stash of DP and found some cutesy under the sea paper. Since it's SO cutesy I didn't want that to overshadow our gorgeous lady so I kept it mostly covered but really enjoyed the colors so I used it as the accent for this.
I followed the sketch but doubled my accent layers. My first layer is the under the sea paper, whereupon I added my triangle photo corners - SU! photo corner punch, punched alternatively out of the navy and under the sea paper. I adhered them down lightly and stitched them for some texture.

I punched out another set of triangle photo corners and set them aside.
I then stamped Angel in Navy Blue Versamark Chalk ink and heat set her with clear embossing powder on PTI white cardstock. She is colored with my Copics and embellished with black glitter on her delicious bathing suit, a silver pin in the middle of her flowery hair pin and a blue pearl adorning the flower down at the bottom. I then stitched her down to a mat of navy blue cardstock. I adhered it down to my first layer with existing photo corners and then, using 3-D foam adhesive dots I added my second layer of photo corners directly on top of my original set that I had previously put aside.

I was just playing with the photos and loved how it looked in Sepia tones so I just added it as some vintage inspiration.

I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of this awesome sketch!!