Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sketchabilities Challenge #107

Hi Scrappers! Yesterday Karan revealed her new sketch for the 
Since my term as a DT-member will start with sketch #109; I submit my layout for the current challenge. After having done some clean layouts with really bright and shiny colors, I decided to create this time a more vintage looking and distressed one, with neutral colors like black and kraft. 
And here we go...: 

The background paper is from the Papermania "All aboard" collection. It's a british company and probably unknown to most of you. But they have really cool stuff and they aren't expensive. To create the background behind the picture and the layered scraps, I covered up a rectangle in with some washi tape, colored it with acrylic paint and let it dry. After that I used a mask and modeling paste mixed with acrylic color. On top, I spritzed some Glimmer Mist over some spots of the layout. At the edges of the bg paper I used a clear stamp from Kaisercraft and black Archival Ink. 

Then I added some star-shaped brads by Prima. They just matched perfect with these vintage colors. 

The little label is from Tim Holtz and the tag is hidden in a pocket behind the layered paper, so I could add some journaling. 

I used perfect pearls to create the small arrows (is that the right expression? I'm not sure if these are really arrows ^^) For the taller arrows I used textured sticky cardstock. 

Some close-up of the layering...

...and the background with the mask :) Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to submit your own layout for this cool sketch! See you soon!  


  1. This is so gorgeous! love the vintage look of it. I'm so happy you played with this sketch and looking forward to see your creations with the team next months!

  2. Fabulous layout! Love all the distressing and metal trinkets!

  3. What a fabulous page! Great job with the sketch~

  4. Wonderful layout! love the bg paper and earthy colors! Thanks for playing along w/sketch #107 at sketchabilities!

  5. Grats on the term! It was such a pleasure to work with them last term. You will rock it!