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Ok where did April go? I hope everyone’s was amazing. It’s already time for our monthly challenge . For May we have a spring inspired inspiration photo and a sketch that I created. Yes I am a bit of an amateur when it comes to sketches. I hope you will be inspired by it you can flip to suite your needs. Remember with our challenges you only need to be inspired by a minimum of 1 item in the picture combined with the sketch. In your blog post let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
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Designed by yours truly Nicolle 😉
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My take on the sketch, allowed me to just focus my area on the photo. Adding more layers of paper for dimension The inspiration photo, when i was first looking at it, i thought of spring and flowers. I added flowers using heartfelt creation dies. The title (Capture the Moment), was coloured with chalk inks, dabbed with walnut distress stain, then heat set, I used UTEE as a finish. the 6×6 background ( circle lattice panel) was my take on the stamped background from the sketch. This is a recent photo of my hubby and our grandson. Looking in the same direction, i was so happy to have captured that moment 😀
I thought the sketch this month was fun so I went for a fun & bright LO! I was also inspired to use bright colors from the photo inspiration. I used a chipboard frame and a bunch of little stars and triangles wooden shapes on my LO. These wooden pieces can be colored with sharpies! How fun is that??? For my title I used a chipboard month word.
I loved the inspo picture and all the yummy spring colors and flowers. I used the beautiful sketch and flipped it to the opposite side horizontally. Loved the ideas and choices it gave to me of chippies to use. For my chippy selection I used the ivy wreath and the Mini Ornate title word frames. For the chippy treatments I used on the wreath. I covered it with Tim Holtz Distress paint in peeled paint and then dabbed on some silks in Emperor’s gold. For the word frame I used a sharpie paint pen in white and then edged in a little inker in turquoise blue. I also used the silks in Emperor’s gold here as well. Hope you will play along with us with this months challenge!!!
The elements that inspired me most from the inspiration picture were the flowers. I absolutely love flowers and enjoy gardening. Jolie recently had her school portrait for the 6th grade taken . The colors from the photo created the flow for my page. I altered all the flowers the same. I started with a base coat of gesso on all the chipboard. I then used my Prima chalk edgers to alter the Tulips, Iris, Snowdrops and Daisies. I did go back and drew in some definition on the daisies and snowdrops with yellow permanent marker. For the Isn’t She Lovely title piece I added some Silks in the color of Apricot Nectar. The rings for so many things I simply applied gesso and a blue prima chalk edger. The twig frame was simply colored with a brown chalk edger. The mini title ornate frame was altered exactly like the rings. For an added touch I attached 2 rain or shine clouds lightly altered with Tim Holtz picket fence distress paint.
Like several others, I was inspired by the flowers in the inspo image, so I incorporated flowers on what at first appears to be quite a masculine page. I also loved the visual texture of the mountains, so I selected papers that mimicked them to me (the blue papers). From the sketch I carried over the circle elements from the background and incorporated the splatters, circular rope frame and matted my photo with a panel (the steampunk gear panel. I replaced the element on the lower right with elements from the baby, baby, baby wood veneer set. For this layout, I decided to leave my pieces bare to go with the earthy feel of the background.