Monday, 26 August 2013

A sketch for September with a Quirky prize

It's sketch challenge time again on the Sketchbook365 blog and it's a sketch based on a layout in Scrap365 by Paula Ridley. This month's prize is the fabulous new kit from Quirky Kits. I know how great this prize is as I received the same kit in the post last week (as a subscriber to Quirky Kits) and it's really lovely.

Here's my page based on the sketch....

I started out making a painty background and adding texture by spreading some moulding paste through a strip of sequin waste to create these small raised dots. When that was dry I played around with some watercolours with some colourful drips and some foam stamps too.

I used a border punch for the first time in ages when I started building up my layers of colour.

These papers and stickers come from the Knee Highs collection by Basic Grey. I added some of the element stickers but they didn't have quite the pop I was hoping for. I went around each sticker with a fine black journalling pan and this really brought them forward on the page.

You have until 11pm GMT on the 12th September to have ago at entering the competition and check out the blog for more examples based on the sketch from the lovely design team.


  1. This is fantastic i just adore your page, the background work, the colors you chose and the fab photo!! A total standout!