Check out our takes on this great sketch!
Ok, I better start off with admitting I am an absolute sucker for chicken wire embellishments and make any excuse to include them on my layouts. Also, when I see other scrappers use chicken wire in layouts it always catches my eye! Perhaps it’s the great memories they bring back from being on the farm as a kid?! When I saw this sketch with the chicken wire embellishment mixed with the dainty blossoms and swirls in such a clean format; I had to give it a go. The added bonus … I have been wracking my brain for a feminine meets masculine sketch to scrap my recent engagement photos. I was not at all surprised when Once Upon a Sketch solved my problem with this challenge. Ta ladies!
Supplies include: My Mind’s Eye Kraft Paper, American Crafts white cardstock, Creative Memories journaling pen, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Mist Bronzer and Stickers and Embellishments, Ranger Ink Dylusions Ink Spray Cherry Pie, American wood filler, Glaze pens, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Splatter, The Crafters Workshop Stencil
I swear I started with the same sketch Brande did … My layout took several turns but I love it. I was looking through photos and came across two from when my son was little. My first thought was, “There’s so much I would love to tell that person.” So, that’s what I did. I added a thin layer of gesso to the background paper, then used molding paste and a stencil over top.
I made a huge mistake after this and dipped what I thought was a clean paintbrush into white paint. When I tried to paint, I got purple. Eeek! So, I smushed (a technical term, as Shar would say) some green ink onto my cutting mat, mixed it with gesso and tried to cover the purple. I like the texture and colour this added, especially after I went over it again with the stencil. However, to fully hide my mistake, I rearranged my journaling block. Then I really stepped out of my box and added flowers! I was kinda freaking out. All is well now. 😉