Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Snapshots and memories

Scrapfriends sketches are hands down the best that I have ever come across. This is the current sketch challenge and my take on it!
I wanted to make a page showing my favourite photos from a beach walk that we took one evening in Omapere. I love to play around with mixed media and beach photos look especially good with heavily distressed backgrounds and lashings of gesso and texture paste! I saw a magazine article recently about using edge punches to distress around paper in an interesting way. I gave it a go here and I really love the result - definitely something that I will be doing again.
My background paper is from Bo Bunny - the newsprint was a little overwhelming for my photos so I played it down by painting over it with white gesso then adding texture paste over a honeycomb mask. I inked the edges with distress ink and generously splattered ink blots over the page.
I used one of my current favourite tecniques to mat the main photo - I pile up odds and ends of patterned papers, tags, die-cuts etc then staple them together to hold them in place. I attach this miscellaneous pile to my background paper and add the photo last (works every time and used up all those offcuts that are too small to be really useful but too cute to throw out!).
My leather heart, fabric button, wooden button and twine are all from the amazing Purple Pumpkin., A few strips of Washi tape and soome word tags finished off the page.
Do check this one out at Scrapfriends - I bet you won't be able to resist trying out this sketh yourself!!!


Judith said...

Great layout. Love all your distressing. I agree ScrapFriends sketches are the best. This is definately on my to do list.

Lizzy Hill said...

That is high praise indeed - must admit, I love the sketches too - & this played right into your hands, being able to scrap a few more hol snaps, eh??!!! LOVE what you did with the punched edge - 1st thing I noticed....& good idea re: BoBunny. Great pp but very 'strong'...oh, & I'm sorry...but I'm doing at least one Chrissy card a week - so I've got enough to send out in December!!!!!! Oh, & THANKS for playing along at SF:):):)

Leanne Kroschel said...

Lovely layout..love all the distressing and inking. oh and I love those beautiful blue eyes!!!

Heather McMahon said...

Oh I love this Sarah! Love your hint about using leftovers to create a photo mat - thanks so much, I'll be using that one!
That main photo is stunning!

Lizzyc said...

That is a wonderful take on the sketch.. love all the back ground detail!

Jasmine S said...

How divine. That large photo is just stunning and love the distressed shabby feel to the page. You have used the sketch beautifully.
I thought I already followed your blog but I didn't so I do now. Loving your work.

Sanna said...

oh, this is gorgeous! and the photos are too! thanks for playing along with us at ScrapFriends!

Lene said...

Love this layout - so cute photoes!
Thanks for playing along with us at SF!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Hi Sarah! Well, you already know how I feel about your work and style! This layout makes no exception! And I love all the PP products too ;)
Thanks for playing along at SF!!!

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