Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sketch Challenges

Ahh... so much to do, so little time!  but always time for a sketch or two....  hehe
funny the similarities you find between layouts that you do at the same time.  I spent more time on these than i intended to, but i'm happy with the way they turned out.

First is the Get Picky sketch.  I turned it on its side and replaced the square mat at the back with a more subtle stitched shape and also the suggestion of a square in the dress makers pattern paper.  That gave me my oh-so-coveted white space!  :)  The circles are a bit random i know, but i just threw them on after i had 'finished' and found that i quite liked it.  So this is me doing random... lol




yep.... that's a piece of an onion bag that i slapped a bit of paint on  :))


Second one was the Stuck?! sketch.  First time i've joinined in at Stuck?! and this sketch was totally up my alley.  i did however replace the one photo with three smaller pics in order to tell the story a bit better...




One of my favourite things to do right now is tearing strips of that yummy Tim Holtz tissue tape (that's the one with the 6 and 8 on it below) and using it to 'layer up' my pp's, or randomly sticking it around page borders. 



I really must start organising some christmas pressies today!!  and i may even find some time for TCR palette this week again.  I moved papers around on the weekend with a view to starting one... and totally fell in a hole.  Not an easy palette for me.  Will have another go  :))

and yep, it's still raining!!

Thanks for visiting.

jules
x

22 comments:

Colleen B. said...

They both gorgeous Julie, especially love the dressmakers pp!!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous LOs!! And there's always time for a sketch challenge or 2!! LOL!

Melinda said...

Sigh....just AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS as always Jules!!! I love how you interpret a sketch...such a clever chickie!! The sewing paper looks fantastic as a background! Hope the rain has stopped for you. Its still dull here, so there must be more around!!! xo

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Hello :) *waves* thanks for stopping by :) LOVE your 2 pages!

Felicity said...

WOWEEEE.. amazing.. Been blog lurking for a while, but thought it was time to tell you how much I love your work and blog.
Rain, yes, just a wee bit too.
Happy christmas shopping.
x

Ebony van der Starre said...

Wow! STUNNING Layouts!!!

Nikki xx said...

OMGoodness!!!!! Seriously Julie, I sooooo love what you do. Your gorgeous layers, the texture, the paint....just amazing!!!!! Your layouts have been such an inspiration :)

Nadia Cannizzo said...

gorgeous! I really like both of them. The paint splatter is so effective!

Cathy said...

Stunning LO's Jules!!! I just love looking at your creations... absolutely amazing! You certainly do white space extremely well! Hope you're having a fab day :)

Christine said...

2 amazing pages Jules, I love your style so very much!

Charmane said...

WOW those pages are AMAZING!!! We are Cybercropping over at Bon's Scraps and we are Blog-Hopping :)

So the first secret word of the night is: in

Will definitely be keeping tabs on your blog!!!
PS Stuck rocks :)

Love Charmane

Jasmine S said...

Hi Jules, I have returned from my hols so now I have some catching up to do.
Both of these are amazing. The sewing pattern, stitching and even an onion bag, all fab. And the touch of pink is perfect.
Love your take on Stuck. Love the pp and the title at the bottom looks great. I struggled with this sketch to begin with and then I look at yours and think how easy you make it look.

Treesa said...

wow love these layouts! Love your style! thanks for the love on my blog :)

Tanya Tahir said...

Both are soo stunning! I love what you did with the Get Picky one!

Crystal Bowman said...

WOW!!! Love that you joined in over at Stuck? Hope we see more of you because I {heart} your work!!!

P.S Also peeping by on the Bon's Blog train!!

Rachael said...

Love both LO's - Sooooo Cool.

Catie said...

Hi *wave* I am blog hopping along with Bon's CC; haven't seen your blog before, but am so glad I have seen it now! Your work is AMAZING and I will be checking it out regularly now to glean inspiration! Catie :)

Leonie said...

HI i got here through bonsscraps CC, never visited before, but wow you have some amazing LO's here!

Rachel said...

Hi, stopping in on the Bon's blog train. Your work is great and so inspiring, definitely another one to add to my faves :)

Chantal said...

Hey loving your work!!! Awesome!!! You are super duper talented!!! I'm on the Bons Scraps blog train! :D :D :D

Heather Jacob said...

wow oh wow !!!! absolutely stunning work Jules, love your style .. gorgeous .. hugs x

mandysea said...

On the blog train too! And what fabulous work! Its the first time I've visited!! Will be back to see more!