Friday, 18 September 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #13

Well I'm already going onto my third challenge with the Inkspiration Challenges held weekly from Makeesha. It's great to have these creations to do every week and is certainly keeping me on track to stamp. I love it!
So this week, it's a sketch challenge - we all love these and they are a great step to making a beautiful card. So here is the sketch we had to work with:
And here's my creation:
I couldn't go past colouring in a stamped image this week, so I chose A Kind Word. I love these images to colour, particularly when stamped on watercolour paper.
I've used the Walk in the Park DP, so that has been the basis for my colour combo: Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral and Basic Grey.
I've layered up the various cardstocks and DP as per the sketch.
Then I've stamped the image onto watercolour paper and coloured in using my ink pads and aqua painter. This gives a lovely, soft look!
For the little extra strip that goes across the card, I've used my eyelet border punch and then tied some twine and a pearl around it. Here's a closer look at some of the detail:

Sketch challenges are also just FABULOUS for scrapbooking and you all know that I LOVE scrapbooking. So I've flipped the sketch to one side and used this picture of my handsome son on his 10th birthday.
It's an 8x8 layout and I have used a 5x7 photo, so it does take up alot of the page. But with this sketch it worked perfectly.
I've used a Kraft base and stamped up with the Sprinkles stamp set. Then I've matted the photo onto some White and Night of Navy cardstock.
For the three squares, I've used Pacific Point and Good Morning Sunshine DP - I thought the little owls were just cute. On one of the squares, I've folded a small piece back to reveal the number '10'!
I've added some rub-on's which you can see better in the picture below and some paper piercing which really finishes off the page.

So there's lots of ways to use this sketch, whether you card-make or scrap. Head on over to Makeesha's website for all the details, how you can join in and also view her fantastic creation from this sketch. And be sure to check out the wonderful creations from her design team - they will inspire you fabulously!

Look forward to see what you all come up with.


Anonymous said...

Chantelle you have done some beautiful work! That scrap page absolutely rocks. I love that little girl too!


Love this colour combo and the pearl on the ribbon is to die for!!

Cindy Major said...

Oh wow, I am flipping over that scrapbook page! What a great way to use the sketch! I am always on the lookout for SU!-only scrapbook page inspiration... This is great! Love how you turned the corner of the paper over to reveal the age! Very clever :)


Renée said...

wow, love both projects! Love the turned up corner on the scrap page!!

Louise Ryan said...

I am so LOVING that scrap page Chantelle! You certainly have a gift when it comes to scrapping and your photos are always beautiful too! What a proud mum you must be. This is a beautiful page to treasure.

Nerida said...

Your use of the sketch for a scrap book page is beautiful! Great photo and colours.

Sally Little said...

This card is so pretty, she is such a cutie that little girl. And... that scrapbook page of yours is stunning too!! I love the colours you have used, they go so well with the portrait of your birthday boy. The blues enhance the colour of this handsome young man's eyes. These are 2 great inspirations to inspire.
Sally Little :)

Rach said...

I love the addition of coral in the card - really makes it stand out and the colouring is beautiful! You have got me thinking of doing a scrap page too with the sketch - yours looks great and love the detail!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

GORGEOUS Chantelle!!!! I love your scrap page and the turned up corner. FABULOUS.

xx Sarah

Keesh said...

WOW Chan you are really inspiring us with you work, and we love that you are enjoying being on the DT too! I LOVE both of these creations, and that is a stunning photo of Kyle! Thanks so much for your inspired creations this week! Love Keesh x

Krista Driessen said...

Great sketch card !

prashant said...

You certainly have a gift when it comes to scrapping and your photos are always beautiful too!
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