Thursday, April 29, 2010
Magnolia-licious Highlites April Sketch Challenge
When I saw the sketch for Magnolia-licious Highlites, I thought it would make a perfect scrapbook page layout. So, I changed it up this month and used the sketch as my inspiration for this page.
Stamps: Tilda on Horseback (Magnolia)
Paper: Sultry (Basic Grey), DCWV textured cardstock
Ink: Memento, Copics
Accessories: Scor-Pal, sewing machine, MS Fence Punch, Spellbinders Scallop Oval, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Retro Flower Punch, Rhinestone brads
This is the sketch for the month of April.
I decided to show the actual picture as getting a picture of a picture tends to deplete the quality. I took this picture of my daughter last summer. We were walking up by her grandparents' house and came across some horses by a fence. She ran ahead and I caught some candid shots of her interacting with the horses. I particularly loved the way she was back lit and how she is gazing at the beautiful horse.
I love this image for a horse layout. I thought it was perfect. I tried to draw color inspiration for the image from the photo, particularly my daughter's shirt. I used rose pink colors to outline and left the center primarily white. For the pants and horse, and used C greys, and for the halter, saddle, boots and hair, I used E53 and E55.
Because of the sketch, I wanted to create a cool frame for the picture. I decided to use my Scor-Pal to create a folded frame. I cut my strips of DP to slightly less than 1 inch strips. I scored a 1 inch across the page, then went back and scored at 1/4 inch. I folded at the score lines and sewed the border to a black cardstock mat.
Here is another example of the border. I wanted to balance my page, so I added some simple flowers using the DP that I used across the bottom of the page and finished them off with rhinestone brads.
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