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15 April 2012

Mount Sonder

I found a new (to me) challenge site, called My Creative Sketches. Being a sketch based site of course it's right up my alley. Here's my layout for the March sketch.

I actually made a digital layout first, but didn’t like it much, so made another one the traditional way. I'm quite pleased with the result. This is the one I'm entering in the challenge (since you can only enter one layout). 

I used PSE to alter the picture first - layered a black and white photo on top of a colour one, then 'cut' a circle out of the B&W layer, to show the colour underneath. I did it in a circle to mimic the circles in the sketch.
The circle doilies are made from kaleidoscopes I made from a picture taken on the same walk so the colours are the same as the main photo. After printing them, I cut them out with the Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily die.  

All the papers I used are from my large TLC paper stash, except the background paper, not sure where that one came from. The other dies I used were the Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly small and Cheery Lynn FancifulFlourish. I also used a chipboard twigs 02 (CB505) by Scrapmatts that I coloured gold with a Sakura star gel pen, and some chipboard heart punches I had laying on my worktable from my last ATC project that I also coloured gold. The letter stickers are Kaisercraft, 'Loire Valley', also with some gold pen added!

Here are a few close ups and the kaleidoscope that I used.

In case you were wondering what the digital layout turned out like, here it is.

I used a kaleidoscope I made on that one too. The kaleidoscope was created from a photograph of a rock pool - seaweed/plants and shells. All the 'papers' on the digital layouts were made using colours selected from the photograph, and brushes. I love digital brushes! Here's what I used:
fonts - Euphemia and Angelic War.
brushes (from PSE presets) - Special effects brush (azalea), and natural brushes, plus one that I downloaded as a freebie quite some time ago -- House of 3 - RhonnaSwirlCluster8.

At left is the kaleidoscope for the digital layout.

That's it for now - till next time, happy days.

1 comment:

Kris Berc said...

Wow what a creative take on the sketch! Wonderful job! Thanks for playing along in the contest.