Monday, January 21, 2013

January Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday friends,

Marjolaine provided Scrapping Everyday Miracles with her very first sketch challenge this week.  Here is my take on it.
That little tab at the bottom pulls out to reveal the hidden journaling.
Here is the original sketch
You can see that for the most part I worked with all the elements, but changed things around just a bit.  Rather than a circle I went with a rectangular shape on which to mount my photo.  This silhouette cut was a free one I discovered at Studio Calico provided by Kinsey Wilson.  (You can download the file here).  I was dying to use it so I pulled it out for this one.  I made the original cut on white card stock, and used the fabulous new Heidi Swapp Colorshine in mint green to colour the mask to better compliment the photo I was using.  Isn't that amazing coverage?  You've got to try her mists they are fantastic, and give a rich, intense colour.  Totally different from Mr. Huey's, not better just different.  I then moved the cluster along the edge to the other side, layering little bits and pieces rather than using the large square blocks.  I am in love with the finished result.  The twist on the challenge was to fussy cut a patterned paper.  There may have been a better way to cut the papers to go behind the mask, if so I don't know of it.  This baby took me a good while to cut out and cover.  A lot of Sookwang tape, and glossy accents at work here.

There is a great prize up for grabs this month.  It is not one, but two packages of flair from Paper Loves Glue.  They are super cute.


You can see what the rest of the DT did with the sketch, and link up your own creation here.  And incase you missed it the main challenge is here.  It's a call to scrap a "sad moment" in your life.  The DT had some really touching stories to share along with some great layouts.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope your week is off to a great start! Pin It

14 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors, the rays and loving all the arrows!!!

Debbie P said...

Sherri, this is awesome! Love the pp rectangle with the arrows!

taraelias.com said...

I so love that :)

taraelias.com said...

I so love that :)

Ela said...

Wow, i love this layout.
so wonderfully colorful!
regards Ela

Lee-Anne Thornton said...

This is stunning Sherri! Love the colours and design.

Danielle said...

Stunning layout girl! Love to see that the colorshine covers so well, really need to try that.

Tracey Gregory said...

You have such a gift for graphic design! Love this!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fantastic layout! I love the colors and papers and all the fun items peeking out on the left side, great work!

Nicole Brenna said...

I love the use of the cut file! Really fun with all the bright colors!

Lisa H said...

I love this layout Sherri!

Karen Letchworth said...

VERY sweet layout, Sherri. I had so much fun with this challenge, and you were all such a blessing to me!

If you'd ever like to play along at another Christian challenge blog, I invite you to check out:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
We'd LOVE to have you join us.

Karen

Marjolaine said...

So colourful and cheery, great layout and yes you are very talented with design!

Tamika said...

I love love your take on the sketch Sheri and the silhouette cutting with the Jillibean paper is awesome!