Once Upon a Sketch with Shar

Well thank you again Nadia and Once upon a Sketch for a wonderful sketch!

My 12×12  patterned paper started out as a light tan; Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Tattered Angels Mist and Heidi Swapp Colour Shine, complimented by multiple stencils and stamps (the likes of The Crafter’s Workshop Chicken Coop, CTMH Distressed Background, Home Sweet Home and a random stamp from my sister) helped change that. The background is textured layered and I am so pleased with how it looks. The flower was also a light beige but using TH Distress Ink and water it blended into a new colour and into my background nicely. Note: The ribbon (a Micheal’s $1.50 bin buy) is coloured too; I used VersaMagic Dewdrop inks and changed the colour to suit the LO.


It’s tough to capture the true colours and textures in a picture but this was a technique expanding LO for me … thanks OUAS!




  1. The ‘grungy’ look is fabulous! And you are soo lucky to have Michaels in the USA…we have nothing like that here in OZ!!!! As always, VERY happy to have you playing along with us at OUAS…so glad we inspire you with the sketches:):) And don’t forget, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

  2. So glad we here at OUAS could inspire you to create and love the journey you took on this page!!! Love the colouring and that photo is just gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us this month!

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