Saturday, March 15, 2014

S.W.A.T. sketch challenge Drill #28

It is the middle of March and you are probably thinking about St Patrick's day...well, I am not Irish and green beer just seems wrong. :) 
So instead I will share some inspiration for our second challenge this month over at SWAT, Drill #28 is a sketch challenge.

Lanette created this fun sketch for this challenge and here is what I came up with...oh, I gave it one quick turn to the left...
This is a 12x12 piece of white chipboard, dictionary pages and Bo Bunny doilies build up the background under a layer of gesso.  I used a bunch of Tattered Angels glimmer mist (Dragonfly, Kiwi, Jazz Blue, Navy Blue, Atlantic, It's Orange and Thatched Roof Cottage) and kosher salt to add the color.  My favorite UmWow Studio checkerboard mask and modeling paste create the next layer.  The background paper is Authentique Classique Elegant.  Now just yesterday I picked up the brand new Julie Nutting stamp...I had to ink it up right away.  The mermaid tail is Fab Scraps Splashes.  I colored her hair my using my distress markers and my watercolor brush, I LOVE this technique!  You will also see some UWS chip seashells I painted with distress paint (white, spun sugar and mustard seed) and then coated with my new Zig Wink of Stella pen that I picked up at Cuttin' and Stampin's Facebook store.  Prima flowers, cheese cloth and the coral is cut from the Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die. 

I had so much fun creating all that color for the background!

This is a close up of the large doily under all that color.

I cut these words with my Cameo and added a little doodling!  And then around the entire page I used Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to distress.
SO much fun making this 12x12!  I think I will frame it and give it to a special someone for their birthday that is coming up.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you link up by the end of the month for your chance to win a fabulous prize from Paper Bakery!


  1. Just STUNNING !! Everything about this is fabulous!!!

  2. Oh wow! I LOVE this!! Seriously! And the colours are just perfect!