Sketchy Challenge

It may be a Bank Holiday here in the UK but that’s not putting us off our stride over at Crafty Boots Challenges where it’s time for a new theme. For the next fortnight we have a sketch for you to play with:

Crafty Boots sketch

Now I’ll be honest and tell you that I don’t always find sketches easy and this one in particular was quite a challenge. Here’s what I came up with:

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I’ve teamed some raspberry cardstock with patterned paper from Craftwork cards.

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Love that pearl trim from Wild Orchid Crafts that I’ve teamed here with coordinating ribbons from my stash.

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The paper roses match the ribbon and I’ve slipped in a lacy doily.

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Hope you’ll find time to join in with us and share your take on the sketch.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Comments

Sketchy Challenge — 6 Comments

  1. Very pretty card, I love the raspberry tones and the sweet backing paper. You will never believe this but, I have recently bought some of that very pretty pearl embellishment for myself – I have not had the opportunity to use it yet.

    this is a very good interpretation of a this challenging sketch.

    xx

  2. You did a lovely job with this, Lisette! The card is soft and feminine, and the colors are beautiful. The band of ribbons and pearls is a wonderful touch and really ties the other elements together. Fantastic work!
    Welcome back to normalcy, and here’s hoping for a much lighter work schedule for a while. xox

    I almost forgot–I don’t know if you are at all interested in the art of paper-cutting, but I have discovered a woman in your country who is nothing short of AMAZING!! Her name is Su Blackwell, and she does paper scenes that blow me away: they are very intricate and many times are cut from the pages of books. She has an exhibition in London called “Dwelling,” a collection of book sculptures. It is on view from Sept.17th-Oct.9th at the Long and Ryle gallery, 4 John Islip St., London SW1P 4PX (whatever all those numbers mean). Her online address is http://www.sublackwell.co.uk in case you want to check her out. If I were wealthy, I’d own some of her work; it is drop-dead gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Thanks Roberta. I took a look at Su Blackwell’s site – amazing work isn’t it?! Love that book page fairy tale castle. I would love to be able to do something like that. I would love to see her work – will have to see if I can squeeze it in somehow! Thanks for the heads up 🙂

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