Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Ways to Look at a Sketch

I always love the sketches from the Beary Scrap, but I think it's fun to remember that this sketch is not only great for cards! Jaimie always does a fantastic job of using the sketch for layouts, but you can think smaller too - like this tag that I made. Sure, I took a little artistic license, but, hey, that's what it's all about. Here's the sketch - See how I just squished everything in a little?

I pulled out some of the My Minds Eye Lost and Found/ Market Street collection. I always forget how beautiful this paper is, until I bring it out. I cut the tag with the Tim Holtz Tag die, and covered the patterned paper with Golden's Acrylic Medium and put a layer of tissue paper. Then I inked over some of the wrinkles using Distress Ink in Pumice Stone. You can still see the lovely paper, but it just makes it a little dreamy. I inked all of the edges of my papers with Crushed Olive. The bird and borders were cut from the paper. For final embellies, I added mulberry paper roses, Kaisercraft rhinestones, and seam binding.

Do you always follow a sketch to a "T"? or do you use it as a starting point? I hope you will play along with us, however you decide to interpret the sketch!
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Tim Holtz technique
If the Shoe Fits: Green


CraftinGranny said...

Thanks so much for the tips on how to use the sketch for a tag. It's a beautiful creation Gini. "Hugs" Carol

Jan Hennings said...

Beautiful and love the glittered cage!

Sarah said...

A beautiful tag with wonderful elements and layers that looks fabulous as a tag sketch too!Thank you for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great colors!! I like the bird as well : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!