Thursday 22 May 2014

Weekly challenge and Sketchabilities sketch no. 115

Hi there everyone!

This lovely bright and sunny morning I am sharing with you a LO made for the Sketchabilities No. 115 sketch here with my May Madness kit.

As you can see it is a somewhat 'messy' sketch and that is something I often struggle with.. so it was always going to be hard. However, as luck would have it, over on UKS, the lovely Suzy set a challenge this week to use, paint, washi and stamping.. so it was perfect for me to have a go at!

First I took a selection of pretty papers from my kit, and added the 6" Paper pad, MME Follow Your Heart, full of pretty, soft colours and a sheet or two of music paper. In this instance I chose to use a music stamp to use first before layering the pretty papers on top. 

So, first I stamped, then I added white acrylic paint, watered down a little and then I added the papers and the photograph of my Mum and eldest son... hence the title! I used a lid of a plastic pot to create the rounded square impressions too and added 'dabs' of  ink from an ink dauber too.

The photo was taken on Mothers Day in March this year and Mum isn't doing too well at present so I want to take and scrap as many photos as I can of her. Hopefully it is a blip and she will soon be better again! (Edit... she's on the mend now.. phew!)

Next I took some of the washi tape from my kit and stuck it onto some scrap card and painted it over with the white acrylic paint to soften the colours. I didn't have anything subtle enough (does that mean I'm going to have to buy more washi?? lol) I then waited for it to dry and punched butterflies and some flower shapes from it to add as an embellishment finished off with some Stickles as flower centres and butterfly antennae and bodies.

I added bird accessories and die cuts because one of the papers I chose has a quote 'I am like a bird with a big song' ... so this is the end result. My Mum has a song for everything.. so this seemed very appropriate!

Do let me know what you think and pop back for a visit again soon! 


  1. OOh I think you made a really good layout from that sketch :) Lovely soft colour combinations too xx

  2. I think you did a wonderful job with the sketch! Beautiful layout! Thanks for joining in at Sketchabilities!
    Karen Y.

  3. I'd never have known you were trying out a new style for yourself! This is Great!

  4. Love your rendition of this sketch, I looked at it a few times just wasn't sure what to do with it but I like the take you did with it

  5. What a lovely layout!! I love that MME collection and all of it's soft tones. Thank you for playing along at Sketchabilities!

  6. Lovely take on the sketch! I love all the buterflies! Thanks for playing at Sketchabilities!

  7. ooh it's so cute and i love your layout ! love the butterflies :)

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketchabilities!

  8. This is beautiful layout, Thank you for playing along with Sketchabilities

  9. Beautiful page- love all the detail!