Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Texture Tuesday

(with Once Upon a Sketch)

I have never been a big fan of following a sketch - I am way too literal - and 'scared' of breaking the rules... how much can you alter it, my photos are the wrong way, my title does not fit where they say, there is only one layer of paper showing (I had better not use 2!), I don't like using star (and the sketch has stars on it!)... many reasons I have not done sketches.
So, today... it was time to get out of another very comfortable zone, and be inspired by a sketch. Once Upon a Sketch (was a great place to start!)
Here is the sketch
Journalling Theme: "The women/girls etc in our lives..."

This is my interpretation
 This is the 'hidden' journaling, in a little folder, behind the fence
Supplies I used:
The brand new Maja Design papers from the Vintage Autumn and Spring Basics ranges
Kaisercraft & some 'homemade' resin flowers
Prima stamps with Tim Holtz distress inks.
Embossing folders - script and swirls
Muslin, tulle and a little string of pearls
AND -  new (to Scrap Matrix) Imagine Crafts IrRESISTible spray (in Wedding Dress).

I really planned to see more of the beautiful patterned papers, because they just looked perfect with the photo, but my embellishments kind of took over. Ooops. They made a perfect background and feel for the page still.
However, I loved the IrRESISTible spray, it creates a real texture and almost a gloss. I gessoed the chipboards, then sprayed, and it speckled, pooled and glistened.
I will be getting more of these in. I only ordered a few, as an experiment, thanks Gaye Fuller! I had never heard of them, but I will order more soon!
Here is the link to see what colours I have so far:
Thanks for stopping  by.
Cheers, Vicki
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  1. Beautiful classic layout Vicky, with the soft colors it is in great balance with your picture! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS this month! Dont forget to ad your layout to our facebook page. There is a great 13 arts price to win!

  2. Thank you Wilma - I am brand new to this challenge entering!!! Do I just go to the FB page... and ...??? Or, do I do it from here? Is there some instructions for newbies somewhere that I have missed??
    So many questions, so excited!
    Cheers, Vicki