Hello everyone at Off the Rails Scrapbooking!
It's Nicole and it's my turn again to show you a few tools of the trade.
As you all know, the August mood palette came
with this very beautiful sketch designed by Fiona Paltridge:
I love to use sketches as my base inspiration for any layout or card.
I want to show you today how a sketch designed for a layout
can easily be used to create a card also.
First, I started off with a 5x5 ivory colored base.
In order to recreate all the mixed media designs on the sketch,
I used 2 different stencil patterns with Distress Inks on my base,
first with Rusty Hinge color...
then, with Black Soot.
I then used another stencil and added some texture with molding paste,
making sure to dry it completely with my heat gun before the next step.
Next, I sprayed some gold mist with one shot of black.
I added some 'coffee stain' style circles, using a mist bottle cap dipped in ink.
Then, it was time to add some paper elements.
I started with a long tag that would follow the same vertical pattern of the sketch.
In place of the pictures, I added little paper squares along the right edge of the tag.
The embellishments came next, starting with flowers.
I then cut out a little flag with the sentiment on it.
I love the look of sequins on my pages so I added a few around the flower clusters,
as well as some tiny black gems along the bottom and top of the tag.
Finally, I tied some black string in the tag and gave my card a light whitewash finish,
using white acrylic paint and a sponge dabber.
Here is my finished card based on the layout sketch...
and some close-ups on the details:
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial this month.
Now you will be able to profit even more from all your sketchy inspiration,
creating a layout AND a card using the same sketch!
Visit my blog HERE if you want to see more of my creations!