Thursday, May 9, 2013

Delightful at 16

This is my take on the current awesome sketch at 'Sketchabilities'.

Natalie and I took the little kids for a walk on the beach and I snapped this shot of her 'posing' on a rock :)))
I love the way the sky above her head is tinted pink as though she is glowing with joy.
I wanted to match my background colours as closely as possible to the photo. The starburst mask seemed an obvious choice again and I used a mix of pink, blue and grey inks. I also emphasized the 'rays' using washi tape and white gesso. I used my gorgeous 'Studio Calico' 'Snippits' papers to mat the photo and kept fairly close to the sketch deign which I really love.
The cool chipboard filmstrip is from 2Crafty and the white flower is 'Prima' ofcourse (one of the new Lisa Gibbons florals now available at Scottie Crafts).

I added the title and the birds as a finishing touch. I really like the way the line of birds leads the eye to the photo. I painted them black to mimic the silhouette effect of the photo.

Hope you are having a great week and that my Auckland friends are keeping warm and dry in this horrible weather!


Vicki said...

Oh wow - love your background and can see I might have to look into getting that template. ;) Got a photo of my DD doing the same thing and its one of my favourites.

Lizzy Hill said...

Really...awful weather....yuck! Good for scrapping ,tho!! I LOOOOOVE how you've used that mask in this one - actually, it doesn't even look like a mask & those birds are fabulous!!! Really neat. Gorgeous pic, too:):):)

Lizzyc said...

Wow I love the back ground it really flows out of the photo!! Love the photo too.. and fabulous embellies around the photo! really eye catching and beautiful layout!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wowza! This is absolutely amazing! New fave! :D :D :D

Kim Price said...

Another gorgeous creation, and such a fab take on the sketch.

Chantalle said...

Oh this is just bursting with energy! Love your gorgeous background. What a great picture!

Cherished said...

Lovely page. Striking background. Thanks for playing at Sketchabilities.

Naiara said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for playing with us at Sketchabilities!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. this layout is just fantastic! Love the beautiful background and great photo. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sketchabilities. ^_^

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