Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful Easter.  My husband, the 2 dogs, and I were able to get away for 4 days, and it was so relaxing and wonderful!  I took my art journals and paint with me, so I was happy.  I don't often get time to paint when I'm at home, so that's what I always pack when we go away.  

Blue Fern Studios has posted their very first sketch challenge.  Head over to their website for all the details.  You have the entire month of April to complete the challenge.  Here's a look at the sketch:

And here is my layout using the sketch, which features the beautiful "Floral Clock".  I know I've covered up some of the clock, but I wanted to use it in a different way.  This is a photo of my granddaughter, Eryn, taken a year ago.  The title, "Sweet", is also by Blue Fern Studios (in the Valentine Words Set).  Almost everything else I've used is from Prima. 

I first applied a light coat of gesso to the chipboard clock so I would have a white base to work with.  I then covered it with two colors of Prima Chalk Ink (Moss Lawn and Pastel Green).  I topped that with some Stampin' Up All Purpose Ink (Champagne Mist).  Then I darkened the edges just a bit using a dabber and some Tea Dye Distress Ink. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will participate in the challenge at Blue Fern Studios.


1 comment:

yyam said...

Oh wow. This is very pretty! I love attention to little details. A beautifully composed piece!