What a darling sketch Michele Singh has created for BlueFern Studios May Sketch Challenge! It’s so delightful and perfect for a child layout. I always try to stay true to Michele Singh’s sketches because they are little pieces of exquisite art. The details she incorporates makes you want to create something equally tasteful.
I used the sketch to preserve a memory of my little brothers and myself at a birthday party. I titled it, “Mama brought the party” because mama’s kids were the party. There were five of us (one is missing from this photo) and we were a party wherever we went. She always tried to dress us a like so that we would stand out in a crowd and she could quickly identify us and see what mischief we may be up too. Must have been difficult trying to keep up with five little ones, but she had the energy and strength to do it then. The lattice gate chipboard from Blue Fern Studios is featured in this sketch. I hope you join the design team at Blue Fern Studios and post your interpretation of the sketch and get a chance to win some Blue Fern Studio chipboard.
Techniques used on chipboard:
GabrielleButterfly chipboard: painted in white dauber, misted, and a home-made mixture from my scrapping buddy of Prills, micro beads, mica and glitter were applied on top of the butterfly. Oh, this home-made mixture is so very yummy looking IRL.
Nifty Tickets and Tags chipboard: I applied the image transfer technique using some Scrap Cake papers and applied it on top of the chipboard with some cream colored acrylic paint. After the paint dried thoroughly, I sprayed the chipboard with water and rubbed the top layered paper off to reveal the bottom layer of the printed paper. This process renders a worn and fabric looking appearance. It’s great for brightly colored papers. I have a much larger piece using this same technique to share with you on May 27th (my reveal day) at Blue Fern Studios.
Lattice Fence chipboard: Apply white dauber and randomly apply white crackle paint over the fence. After the paint and crackle have thoroughly dried, use a gray watercolor pencil (dry…do not wet the pencil) and rub it in on the crackle to enhance the crackle effect. This is one of my favorite applications because the extra step of applying the watercolor pencil really makes the crackle pop.