"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Friday, November 1, 2013

Scrapfriends Challenge #19

Another fab sketch from Scrapfriends! This particular sketch site inspires me to get out my mixed media supplies, they almost always some architectural element on their sketches that make them so very interesting and appealing.  
I was so delighted to open up my email from Angela to find this sketch to use for my guest designer post at Scrapfriends.  I was disappointed that I didn't own any feather elements, but it inspired me to use a sea theme.   On the header of this page, I used some corrugated cardboard, gesso, stamps, mists, and my Kosher Salt technique that I have used on other projects.  I used this same technique on the Blue Fern Studios star fish chipboard pieces as well.
Chipboard pieces are all from Blue Fern Studios: the little ocean wave banner, star fish, "Beauty", and the coral and shell at the bottom of the page.
Ocean themed stamps are from 7 Gypsies.
How will the sketch inspire your theme?  You have two weeks to post your layout here.
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  1. Oh my, this page is so ethereal, beautiful! What a wonderful take on the sketch!

  2. Stunning layout! Love all the texture and effects on the chipboard. Fabulous take on the sketch!

  3. Wow, I absolutely love this LO, the colours and textures are totally amazing! I LOVE it when you do your mixed media take on things, absolutely fabulous!

  4. your page is so awesome Joyce, love all the color and textures.... great sketch to play with too :)

  5. Loving all the textures and colours on this page...especially the touches of sequences...so beautiful!

  6. drooled madly when I saw this on FB and the salivation is just increasing seeing it up close here on your blog!! OMG girl, you are awesome just awesome!! adore when you use the Kosher salt technique!! brilliant!

  7. Wow!! What a stunning page Joyce. I just love the details in your work, the corrugated card stock and your background look amazing. Fabulous take on the sketch x