Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pink Always

Here is the new awesome sketch from 'Sketchabilities'. How could I resist trying this one out?  Karan's Sketches are just the best!
A couple of weeks ago Sophie broke her arm on the monkey bars at school (again!! - she did exactly the same thing last year!). Well on Thursday she got her permanent cast put on. She had spent days pondering the available colour choices and was determined to go for a different colour than pink this time (she had pink last time she broke her arm). Well, all thoughts of other colours went out of the window when she saw this gorgeous hot pink colour and she was delighted with the result. She really is a girlie-girl!
I inked and sprayed my background with my usual variety of stencils and stamps. My papers are a mix of whatever I had in my scraps box along with some Kaisercraft and Studio Calico die-cuts. 

Check out those flowers - two of them!!! I rarely use flowers on my pages but the colour of these Prima blooms was a perfect match for Sophie's cast! 

I used my new Prima stitched circle stamps for the background circles and I coloured them with inktense water colour pencils. The original photo had a very messy, busy background which I hated. So I did something that I rarely do and silhouettted Sophie from the photo. I then replaced the backgound with a Crate Paper transparency. it looks so much better than the original photo - I will definitely remember this technique for future photos!
There is still time to enter this challenge at Sketchabilities - do go over and take a look! Have a great week :)


Стокли said...

I remember your last year post about it. "Oops, she did it again" (not funny, I know. And she's such a cheerful girl)
The cut out photo looks good too.

Lizzyc said...

Oh well I guess if she has to look at the cast all the time it may as well be something cheerful and that pink certainly is!! love your take on that fabulous sketch too!

Kel said...

I LOVE those Prima stamps and have been searching for them everywhere but they are sold out! Where did u get them? SOOOO jelous!

swewi said...

Fabulous as always Sarah! Thanks for playing along w us at Sketchabilities!

Lizzy Hill said...

Aha! So you have your new stamps...I looked for them at the craft show...NADA...of course! They look fabulous...sooo the poor ole Gelatos have been consigned to the shelves atm!!! LOOOVE the silhouette idea...looks great...I use it a bit, for that reason, too:):)

ahappyscramper said...

Awesome use of those fab Prima stamps and love your take on the sketch Sarah. I wouldn't be able to go past that gorgeous hot pink cast either!

Christine Coutaud said...

Very nice job with inks, stencils and masks! Love your LO! Thanks for playing with us at Sketchabilities!

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