Monday, September 01, 2014

Scrap Africa Sketch Challenge No 34 and FabScraps 'Industrial Chic'

Hi everyone! Happy Spring Day to my fellow bloggers/followers in the Southern Hemisphere. It's slowly getting warmer around here, but I kinda like the Spring weather and wish it would hang around forever! :) 
Today I want to share the new Sketch Challenge at Scrap Africa with you.  It's a gorgeous sketch designed by the fabulous Denise van Deventer and a great sketch to work with whether you're a card maker or scrapbooker.  To get more details and to see the rest of the DT members and fabulous Guest DT members' wonderful creations, go HERE.
Here is my example layout using the beautiful FabScraps 'Industrial Chic' collection. I've started of with a 12 x 12 piece of chipboard for my background which I painted in 2 coats of white gesso.  All products used on this layout are available from The Scrapbook Store.

The chipboard clock face is from FabScraps too. I've heat embossed it using Stampendous Frantage embossing powder in 'Aged Shabby Blue'.  The bigger blue roses are from Manor House and the smaller ones were white Green Tara mini roses that I've coloured up.  I have also used blue Green Tara flower stems.
The texture on the background was achieved with a damask stencil and texture paste.  Also did some stamping using my Kaisercraft 'Script' stamp and brown ink.
A birdie house and birdies that I've fussy cut from the patterned paper and added some light blue pearls to 'hang' the bird house from.
More fussy cutting and stencil work using my Crafters Workshop Mini 'Art Is' stencil with some texture paste.

I hope you will play along. I would love to see your entries!
Thank you for visiting. Hope you have a wonderful week!
Until next time!
M xox


Lizzy Hill said...

Sooo pretty! Love how you've fussied up the chippy....& I must say, that little bird cage up top is a fave! It's so sweet!!!

Lizzyc said...

This is gorgeous! I love blue colors and love the chipboard clock too! Great take on the sketch!

chilli pip said...

Love the soft blues and textures of your layout and must say that the addition of the clock with the too long text is really clever

Lynette Jacobs said...

This is a stunning monochromatic page. Love the soft blues and the awesome texture on the background.

Helen Wallace said...

A gorgeous, soft and elegant page. Inspirational work :D

Denise van Deventer said...

Love this monotone layout Marelize...the textures, chippies and design are awesome! Beautiful photo's too, which make for a fabulous page! ;-)

Tracey said...

So so the beautiful soft tones of the blues, fabulous layout Marelize! Have a great week :)