Sketchtorian II – Cheryl’s Turn

It is, quite literally, my turn, since I turned the sketch. That is so not funny … oh well.


Supplies: unknown cardstock and 6×6 paper, My Mind’s Eye paper, DCWV Cork mat stack, Simon Says Stamp wood veneer paper, American Crafts jute, Ranger tag, Wood veneer letter from Michaels dollar bin, Scraptastic wood veneer, VersaMagic Dew Drop ink, Art Advantage Gouache, Liquitex Gesso, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine, sequins, Stampin’ Up! die, Sizzix Big Shot, mesh

I rotated Shar’s sketch because I had a larger vertical photo to use. The photo is actually printed on a tag and it’s been on my desk for about two weeks, waiting for the right layout. After rotating the sketch, I played up the line (where Shar sketched two papers meeting) with paint. The mesh behind the paper layers originally covered the whole background; after I added the paint, I removed the bottom section. I was happy to see the pattern the paint and mesh combo had left behind.


I started out with woodgrain paper behind the photo because I liked how it complemented the tag, but after adding the gray and white paper, it wasn’t working for me. I pulled it off and added some watered down gesso for a white wash effect. I added the same whitewash to the woodgrain snowflakes. (Of course, I splattered some of that thinned gesso too.) A few black wood veneer accents and sequins (I used sequins! Seriously, I have used sequins on one other layout. One.) finished off the page.


If you haven’t tried the sketch yet, we’d love to see what you do with it! Check out Shar and Brande’s versions and give it a try.



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