Mar 10, 2019

Sketch Challenge - VIcki Boutin DT

Hi there!
Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is totally inspired on this month's sketch -Thank you Jana for creating such a fun sketch!-  I love sketches as they are a great starting point for a project, it makes for an easy and faster process. So i pulled Vicki's new paper line, Color Kaleidoscope, the watercolor markers and the glitter glaze to create this page totally inspired by the sketch...
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and here is the sketch were are using as inspiration:
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The color inspiration for this page are the "Things are Looking Up" paper and the new Irisdiscent Glitter Glaze, so i used them both to create the background on the page.  I started by drawing the triangle on a gessoed foundation paper, and then mixed Mint Julep, Blue Hawaiian, and Blueberry Pie watercolor markers to add color to the page.   Once it dried, i used a bit of the Irisdiscent Glitter glaze and one of the new stencils to create in impression on the background.

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Just love all those glitter pieces shining on the background.  While this all dried, a bit of purple watercolor marker was brayered to a piece of foundation paper.  I embossed some of the circle stamps with pearl embossing powder to give it that pearlescent look, and then set them aside ready to add to the page.

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To assemble the page, i replaced the big triangle shape with paper chevrons (Color Kaleidoscope paper pads), this way i could use all the tones that are present in the background.   The same papers, as well as the holographic vellum from the collection, were used to back and layer the pictures.

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Those purple circle images replace the stars in the sketch, and bring the colors that the holographic chipboard stickers also reflect when the light hits them.  I added a title using the Colorful puffy stickers... so happy that they match the sentiment of this layout to a tee!

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Here is my little addition to the page;  though i love lots of white space, i found that i needed to emphasize the triangular shape of the sketch, and also create  a diagonal line with the title, so i decided to create a little cluster of embellishments at the bottom of the page.  I used a bit of watercolor markers to add color to the spot, then layered some washi tape.  A few chipboard stickers and then one of the embossed circles complete the page.  HEre is small video that shows you how it all came together:

I love how this page came together.  Sketches are a great source of inspiration, and a great starting point for a page!   All that is left to do after is add some of Vicki's magic and paper lines and done!

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I hope this inspires you to play with the sketch, and then share your creations with us!  If you have questions on how this came together, please do not hesitate to contact me!


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