Wednesday 22 March 2017

Wednesday Words

I always know Spring has definitely arrived when the frogs return to my garden pond and every year it's become a bit of a tradition to get out there and take numerous photos. So it seems only proper that they should feature as stars on a page in my yearly scrapbook album and when I saw the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy it was an instant match.

Apart from the obvious feature of stars I really love the overall simplicity of this sketch and the diagonal line from top right to bottom left. And all these elements feature on my page.

Once I'd chosen a background paper to reflect the water colour I then added three ink colours in that diagonal line directly from the pad to pick up on the pond weed colours.  I stamped some grungy splatters on top.

I die cut the largest star shape I have and some smaller ones too and then tucked a circular doily behind as I felt it needed more impact. Then I added some stamped word phrases and partial frames and a foam alpha title.

I finished off by adding a couple of Nuvo drop trios to further emphasize that diagonal.

Papers: All from my scrap stash
Alphas: AC Thickers, Dear Lizzy
Stamps: SU, Touches of Texture, So You
Inks: SU, baked brown sugar; Memento, cantaloupe, new sprout, pear tart
Dies: Xcut, star stack
Embellishments: Nuvo drops, dark walnut

So pleased you dropped by my blog today, I really appreciate you taking the time.  

And keep crafting!

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  1. Jane-thanks for joining in here at LGS! I love your layered starts with the doily BG. The BG paper is perfect! Love your page-you always do nice work!

  2. Beautifully done, thank you so much for joining us at LGS!

  3. Amazing page!! Love the background!!

  4. Stunning !!thank you so much for joining us at LGS!

  5. Love love looove this one - love how your bg pp actually looks like a big pond!!! And the colours are so unusual but work so well! Would you believe the frogs are croaking here atm too??!!!! Weird, huh????!!!!!

  6. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in at Let's Get Sketchy.

  7. Beautiful page!Thank you for joining us at LGS!

  8. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at LGS!!

  9. Love your take on this page! Thanks for joining us at LGS!!


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