Saturday, August 03, 2013

Scrap Africa Sketch Challenge No. 20

Scrap Africa has a new sketch challenge for August and what a gorgeous sketch it is!  The Design Team has done a superb job!  You can see all their work as well as the beautiful layouts of the Guest DT members here.  Here is the sketch.
And here is my take on it.  I have started my layout with a piece of old Basic Grey patterned paper that I had for ages.  I punch in a few places around my page using the Martha Stewart 'Cherish' border punch and distressed all the edges.  I then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink (colour 'Forest Moss') to ink random parts of my background paper.
After that, I stamped randomly with the Kaisercraft 'Script' and 'Bubble wrap' texture stamps using black ink.  Next I used my The Crafters Workshop 'Mini Chicken Wire Reversed' template and some Texture Magic to create a bit of texture on my page.
I had an old Prima vine in my stash and I thought it would go perfectly with this layout. I just added a few Green Tara Mini Roses
Then it was time for my title and a few pieces of washi tape to round it off.  I loved how this layout came together.  It's pretty simple, but its so me. :)
 
I hope you'll play along with this challenge.  There are some great prizes to be won! You have until the 14th of August to get your entry in!
 
Have a great weekend!
Until next time.
M xox

13 comments:

Adriana B said...

fabulous page :)

Sandie Edwards said...

Gorgeous Marelize, that reverse chicken wire is so cool, love the branches too, and stanping.... everything!!

Tracey said...

Fabulous....love all the inking and distressing! Those branches are very cool too !

Linda Eggleton said...

It certainly is you, Marelize...and its gorgeous! I really love the colours you've used and the way you've used the vine :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Rocked this one! Those colours & the bg stamping is YUM!!!! Really, really like those flower stems too...brill 'frame':):):)

Leanne McDonald said...

Such a gorgeous page! I love how you have used those older items from you stash. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog :)

Paula said...

Beautiful take on the sketch...love the texture! :)

Lizzyc said...

Hi!! Thanks for your comments on my blog, yes I think I will enjoy doing the STG challenges as I do them anyway each month.. I guess it is my way of giving back to the challenge site I have enjoyed for a long time! so glad they picked me!! This layout is fabulous, a perfect take on the sketch, love the texture and love the reversed chicken wire mask...I love the vines too.. great photo as well!! Have a great day!!

Kelly Foster said...

Very beautiful! Love the subtle background work!

Denise van Deventer said...

This is one of my favourite layouts from the DT for this challenge! It is an absoljute stunner! Everything is perfect and the colouring so super!!! Gorgeous page!

Lynette said...

This is so beautiful. Your background is just amazing. I want to feed a kangaroo.

Kim said...

that background looks incredible I love the smudged edges you created!

Helen Tilbury said...

This is amazing! You should do mixed media more often!!