fredag 16. mars 2012

SOUS March 16th - Explorer at the beach - sketch by Sandi Clarkson

And friday means that it is time for another sketch challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches, this week with a gorgeous sketch by Sandi Clarkson.
I started my layout with the rediscovery of these two beautiful pictures of my daughter form the summer of 2010 - taken by my brother actually. I just love how concentrated she is studying the things she can find at the beach. That was always one of my favourite things to do as a kid too. 

I did a lot of experimenting on this one using Tsukineko Goosebumps, inspired by Linn Sjåfjell. Idea was to give the background paper some texture, which I later accentuated using distress ink (vintage photo), but I did not like how that turned out (too dark and dull), so I also added some bright green stains using a paint dabber from Ranger. in the end I was very happy. You cant see the texture in the photo I am afraid, so you will just have to believe me ;)

Thanks for stopping by - hope you liked my layout. Here is the gorgeous sketch Sandi made for us this week. Please come join the fun at Stuck On U Sketches :)

9 kommentarer:

Kim sa...

What a sweet page! Love the papers and how you did the inking and distressing! Cute photos too:)

Shona sa...

this is just stunning the cute embellies, they go with the photos perfectly!

Charlotte Brochu sa...

Really great layout! I love all the beach embellishments you added! Very sweet photos of your daughter too!

Nanne sa...

Awesome layout Stine and yes, you can see the details on your background paper.. Great use of all of the little sea/beach goodies..

Andrea Amu sa...

Ohh gosh, the background technique that you used looks wonderful for a beachy page... love the sponge like effect! ;)

Fern sa...

Beautiful layout, Stine!!! Love the bg technique you used and the little embellies are perfect!!! Your little daughter is precious!! Hugs!!

Sandi Cl~ sa...

What a great page, Stine .. love the whole beach feel of it! Isn't it fun to play with new textures?! And I simply adore the photos! Thanks for the Mac help. Now that I know .. I may have to hit you up with more ??? LOL

annette sa...

how beautiful are those photos.. love your textured background & cute embellishments .. hugz X:)

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) sa...

VERY cool Stine!
I love this and the photos as well!
I REALLY want to try the Goosebumps!
Wonderful job and SO cool to try something
new and funky! LOL!