Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Ways to Look at a Sketch


I always love the sketches from the Beary Scrap, but I think it's fun to remember that this sketch is not only great for cards! Jaimie always does a fantastic job of using the sketch for layouts, but you can think smaller too - like this tag that I made. Sure, I took a little artistic license, but, hey, that's what it's all about. Here's the sketch - See how I just squished everything in a little?

I pulled out some of the My Minds Eye Lost and Found/ Market Street collection. I always forget how beautiful this paper is, until I bring it out. I cut the tag with the Tim Holtz Tag die, and covered the patterned paper with Golden's Acrylic Medium and put a layer of tissue paper. Then I inked over some of the wrinkles using Distress Ink in Pumice Stone. You can still see the lovely paper, but it just makes it a little dreamy. I inked all of the edges of my papers with Crushed Olive. The bird and borders were cut from the paper. For final embellies, I added mulberry paper roses, Kaisercraft rhinestones, and seam binding.

Do you always follow a sketch to a "T"? or do you use it as a starting point? I hope you will play along with us, however you decide to interpret the sketch!

4 comments:

CraftyC said...

Wow, your tag is gorgeous and so beautifully embellished.A great use of the sketch!
Clairexx

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Oh Gini - this is delightful! You know I'm a huge fan of tags and this one is right up there! I adore that bird and love the touches of pink with the green. Fabulousness!

Cheers,
Susan

Jamie said...

Gini, great way to change up the sketch! I love this tag! :):):)Jamie

Patricia said...

Gini I love how your work is so different all the time awesome!!
~Patricia

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