Friday, April 12, 2013

Sketchy Details

Sketchbook365 challenge

I've been meaning for a while to join in with the fun on the Sketchbook365 challenge blog, but lacking the focus of most normal humans, I've only just got to it now. 

Usually I love a sketch challenge, but with this one, I found it more difficult to access my creative mojo - it was more like a creative dodo, as in, dead as a...

The Sketch!

So, here is the sketch the team at Sketckbook365 gave us this month ...

You agree, tricky. Cause, you don't want to just plonk down a house layout. You want to give it a personal twist. But the house image is so strong, that doing your own thing is challenging! 

I guess that's why it's called a challenge then.

So, I decided to just mess about with my messy scrappy stuff and see what happen... And here is my finished layout...

 The Layout!

Close Up

Below is a pictorial account of how the page came together! (Well, except for a few steps towards the end where my phone ran out of charge and I missed some pictures... but you're creative people, you can imagine those bits :)

The Process!

And ta da! the layout again :)

So, there we go, I've popped my sketchbook365 cherry ;) Hoped you liked it!


  1. Wow! I have never heard of scrapbookers using Vaseline on their pages!! That's a surprise for me (but a cool technique!) - Thank you so much for visiting my blog :)

  2. Hiya, love this take on the sketch and really enjoyed seeing how it came together - very cool trick with the vaseline! Thanks for your kind comment on my page - if you wanted to have a go at the chalkboard embellies, I put some tips here
    Cheers for now :o)

  3. Thank you so much for linking us up at 365 so that I could come over and admire the way you have taken that sketch from my page and really given it a beautiful, personal twist. I love it!

  4. Beautiful layout! Love the fact you used vaseline on your layout as a resist. I Havnt used that technique since last year-may have to do it again! Love the colors you used as well! Love all the inking and stamping.

    Lori S.

  5. I totally agree that this challenge over at Sketchbook 365 took some thinking about and I just couldn't get away from the 'house thing'. lovely messy page, I am just starting out with inks so you all seem very brave to me. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. xx Kerry

  6. Fab layout!! Glad to see you back :-) xx

  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by :) I've really enjoyed your layouts and comments :)

    Hi Sam! Am delighted to be back, promise to stay online, I might even manage an email soon!

  8. Wow Triona, beautiful page, love the trick with Vaseline.


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