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.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


Diana Crick said...

Julie, You scrapbook page is so, so pretty. The photo is beautiful! Naturally I love the pleated frame being partial to the Scor-Pal. Tilda riding her horse is the perfect embellishment. I love to see how people can turn a sketch into a scrapbook page.You have done an excellent job!
hugs, Diana

Barb Hardeman said...

Julie this is just gorgeous! What a wonderful job you did with all the details, the pleated frame around the picture - which is so, so cute - and the little Tilda on her horse, just done in black and white - WOW!!! hugs...Barb

Lisette Morris said...

The pleated frame is wonderful! Beautiful page! Tilda is adorable!

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful page Julie and this is such a great way to use your sweet Tilda. That's a real WOW photograph of your Daughter and the horses, I love it. Chris :)

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous layout, Julie! You did an awesome job with the sketch! Love the pleated frame and the uncolored stamps looks awesome with it! I love it!

cabio's craft corner said...

Great to see you are sharing LO page with us using the Magnolia stamp. Great coloring job and perfect image for this page. Thanks for sharing :o)

charlene said...

Julie love your page awesome job !