Thursday, September 15, 2011

On The Go- Sketchabilities Sketch #55

I have great news!!!!. I've stepped out of the box and bought a sewing machine which I've used for the first time on this layout!!!!

This is my September 15th DT reveal for Sketchabilities. It is Sketch # 55 and I love it!!!

I had lots of fun working with this sketch. Instead of using flowers and hearts I used gears and wheels to fit the theme. I used many different techniques here. First I sprayed the Dusty Attic chippies on the white cardstock with Tattered Angels Charcoal Chalk Mist. This gave me the background for the layout. Then I used ripped like scissors to cut around the edges of the white paper and then edged it in yellow chalk ink. I matted the whole layout on a grey cardstock.
I sew a border around the layout in a pattern that makes it look like tire tracks!! I thought this to be very clever because I made them look uneven to show my kid's bad driving skills, since she was just getting driving lessons for the first time by her older brother!!
Finally I dabbed some of the gears with yellow paint and used them along with the black ones and some Tim Holtz metal wheels as embellishments.

Besides using this Sketchabilities sketch, I challenged myself even further and I used the 123 September Challenge too. This month's challenge is to use these 3 things:

1. White
2. The word ON
3. White Space

I really like these challenges because they are different and this time they worked perfectly with my Sketchabilities DT layout.

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JJ Sobey said...

Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! I love all the gears (I always say that gears are like flowers for boy pages, hahah!)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the gears! Great page.

Leanne said...

Fabulous!!!!! I love the misting! Awesome LO..x

Shona said...

this is awesome love it!!!!!!

kana said...

Love the machine stitching aroung the page!! Love those gears, too!! Great page!!

Lizzyc said...

hi.. well done on being on the team once again.. your layouts are always lovely.. i love this take on the sketch.. a multi layout male layout..something i find hard to do... you have made a stunning page!

L. Akins said...

Congratulations on the Design team. I can not wait to work with you next month. Gorgeous take on the sketch. I love your misting and the yellow clogs!

Patricia said...

gorgeous masculine page.. like it!

pysselpetra said...

Fun and fabulous