Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Shimelle's Sketch of the Week

This week has been chaotic and I have only just completed a layout based on Shimelle's sketch for this week.  As soon as I saw the sketch I knew which photos I was going to use, but I was worried that the scraps I had left to work with wouldn't stretch far enough.  The sketch this week used 4 small photos and lots of extras.  What a challenge!  Here is my version ...

I printed the photos out myself just so I had a guide, but I have only tacked them in place as I need to have some properly printed.  I have found that our printer distorts the colour on smaller photos, but as the layout is mostly black and brown the colour didn't really matter.
I made this layout to go with one I had completed in a class with the very talented Mandy. (she doesn't blog much, but can turn her hand an just about anything!) I only had the scraps left over from that class to work with so it was a huge challenge for me.

Original layout from class
In the original class I cut the center of the black Bazzill too small and had to make it larger, hence the square frame in the matching layout.  I also didn't have any pirate themed embelishments so I cut a Captain Hook on the Cricut and the skull on my Cuttlebug.

I had to add the background Bazzill and I found a scrap of Basic Grey 'Black Tie' to also go on the new layout.  That made enough paper to work with.  It is darker than I normally do but I like the final result.  I smooched the cuttlebug skull to add some definition and added lots of black gems to tie the two together.  I finished off with a Dusty Attic chipboard mini word 'treasure' at the top.

So that is Captain Hook and Mr Smee crossed off my list of photos from our trip.  I wonder who I should do next?



  1. You made a really good job of this Chipper....perfect companion page to the previous LO!
    Alison xx


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