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!


CraftyC said...

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

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!


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!!

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