Sunday, 15 January 2012

Drop Beats Not Bombs {Sketchabilities} Glitz Design Vintage Blue

Today is the 15th of the month - which means a new
reveal at Sketchabilities - along with another beautiful
sketch by Karan.  I never announced it here as it 
happened during "crazy month" {aka December} but I 
applied AGAIN for Sketchabilities {as the Design Team terms 
there are only 3 months} & I was accepted for another term.

I will be with them until the end of March, when I will have
to move on as I am not allowed to stay on for longer than
6 months.  Sketchabilities is the 4th sketch site Design Team
I've been on & it won't be the last - I already have my 
sights set for when I finish up there... {wink wink!}

On the 15th and 30th of every month a new sketch goes up.  
You create your layout & link up to the Sketchabilities blog 
using a Mr. Linky tool.  There are no prizes involved although
you do get a bloggy visit from some DT members :)  and
the top 5 layouts are featured in our header each fortnight.

Sketches are a great way to grow so I look at them like the
basics (like math  at school) - one of those things that can be 
quite fun when you master it - and of course you can use the 
sketch to inspire the composition  of a layout you are entering 
in another challenge,  for example a colour challenge, 
and combine the two.

I misted my paper with white mist ♥♥♥ over a
chicken wire stencil then added another layer
of electric blue mist over some Basic Grey
floral lace paper (remember those from a few
seasons ago?} then used another stencil to add
the purple diamonds (I mixed the paint with 
modelling paste to create the texture}.

Once I had prepared my base I added the photos of my son
& interpreted the scrolls on the sketch by using these scrolls
from Imaginarium Designs, which I painted in pink then 
dry-brushed over with white.  I cut each of them up into 
about 4 pieces each & added a few embellishments from
my December 2011 Little Black Dress kit.

 I added this diecut that says "Sometimes I've believed as 
many as six impossible things before breakfast" because this
boy has a wild imagination and comes out with the craziest
ideas!  I named my layout after the slogan on his T-shirt,
which we bought him for Christmas - he loves funky fashion!

I jazzed up the alphas with some purple, 
pink and white paint & a couple of brads!

 I remember when I bought my first mists it was 
very tentative... I've built up quite a collection since then 
& really hope the trend is set to last - not only 'cos I 
own so many mists but because I truly love the 
creative fix I get from playing with them!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Supplies List for "Drop Beats Not Bombs" Layout

Printed Paper - Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" Polka
Mists - Studio Calico "Mister Huey's" - Calico White
Maya Road - Popsicle Blue
Templates - Crafter's Workshop "Chicken Wire"
Pink Paislee {harlequin} & Basic Grey {floral lace paper}
Modeling Paste - Reeves
Purple and Pink Paint - Making Memories
Gesso - Paper Plus
Chipboard Flourishes - Imaginarium Designs
Die-cuts - Glitz Design "Vintage Blue"
Alphas - Thickers "Sunrise" American Crafts
White Gel Pen - American Crafts
Sparklers - Webster's Pages
Swallow embellishment - Little Black Dress Kit Club


Violette said...

Wow! What an inspiring sketch! And you really did a great job with it, especially your background. I really love it! I hope one day I'll be abble to create such amazing background with mist and paint.

tania said...

beautiful sketch and all the misting and painting is stunning!

Jess said...

wow!! wow!!!!! this came out so amazing! love every detail!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! LOVING the photos, the misting, the floral flourishes and that title ROCKS!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Evgenia Petzer said...

I love what u did with the sketch!

NinaSt said...

Wow, this background is amazing! Love it!

Rachael Funnell said...

How TOTALLY AWESOME is your layout Helen.....
Once again a pretty FUNKY background & what you have done with your title is FANTASTIC!!!

Bellaidea said...

Helen, I like colors and all your work on this one! New sketch rocks!

heirloomscrapping said...

Helen this is an amazing LO so rugged so suited to teenage boys love every bit of it

phamil said...

Holy bat flaps Helen, this is FANTASTIC! I just love your techniques and gosh and the pics! This is just a wonderful guy page! Beautiful, beautiful work!!!

Lea said...

What a great sketch! And such a cool layout, love all the flourishes, the texture and the way you colored the alphas!

yyam said...

goodness! That background is just amazing! Love the brilliant execution! And that titlework is fabulous too! What an eye-catcher Helen! :)

Fi said...

Great sketch and you did an awesome job, I mean other than a little bit of filigree work you totally tocked this boys page, great spritzing and paintwork, great photos as well.

Jasmine S said...

I love that sketch and wow, what an awesome page. Love the misting of the chicken wire and such great colors for a boy page. This is ace Helen.

Bente Fagerberg said...

Oh I love all that blue and the way youthought to use those flourishes is so inventive!! Love your page! I have been looking out for a chickenwire mask as I am slowly building my confidence with mists.I have also come to love them.

A big congrats on being on the team for another term!!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Hi my friend Helen! I just had a look at your latest posts and I've got to tell you that I am so happy you love your mists & paints because the outcome is gorgeous everytime!!! Thank you for all the inspiration!!!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Hi my friend Helen! I just had a look at your latest posts and I've got to tell you that I am so happy you love your mists & paints because the outcome is gorgeous everytime!!! Thank you for all the inspiration!!!

Linda said...

Awesome take on the sketch, Helen! Just love the misting, the texture & the gorgeous chipboard - Fantastic LO!

Mitra Pratt said...

LOVE this page! And the title rocks!

Alison said...

Love what you've done with the mists and mask...fab masculine page!
Alison xx

Nicole said...

I adore your style!!! Love the masking of the background paper!

Kerryn said...

Oh I love this to bits Helen! It is awesome!!!

Irini said...

Stunning stunning misting!!!!
fabulous layout!

Sabrina said...

Wow Helen!! Hi hi I know I wasn't around lately ;) Congratulations on your DT post @ Sketchabilities! I know how fantastic it is to be in that team :) The sketch is fabulous and so does your take :) I really love the colors and what you did with the beautiful scrolls! Gorgeous page!! Hope you are feeling good over there! Have a great day, dear friend!!


Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Love all the textures in the layout. I can see why you love the mists. Your take on the sketch is awesome!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Congratulations are due for many reasons Helen!! wow this page is a real bomb in itself, that background treatment truly deserves some attention! crikey, your page is fabulous!! xoxox

Glamotte said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous layout, great colors, pictures, great details. LOVE IT!!!!