Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A Date in Eygpt? Sketch Challenge

Lisa Swift has an amazing blog full of creative layouts, cards, and crafts.  I saw this sketch challenge by Simple Scrappers on Lisa's blog, Remember the Good Times, and inspired me to give it a shot.  One thing I've learned about sketches, you need to look at it right side up and upside down because you can change it up. It doesn't have to be exact.  The great thing about sketches is that they are the springboard for creativity.  So, thanks Lisa and here I go.

It was date night for Mimi and Little.  The SC State Museum was hosting a kids night with crafts and a tour of the special exhibit of the world of King Tutankhamun.  It was full of fun crafting and Little was amazed at all the artifacts and stories of life in Egypt.
Let's Break It Down
Kaisercraft 75 cents paper collection
Blue Fern Studio chipboard
Ranger Embossing Antiquities, Queen's Gold embossing power, Archival Ink coffee, Embossing ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo and red brick; wings; grunge paper, letters
Prima rhinestone
Fiskars Hexagon squeeze punch
Jenni Bowlin Studios chipboard leafs
Stampers Anonymous stamp
Anna Griffin applique
Glitz Design roller stamp
Stazon Brown ink
American Crafts pop dots; thickers
Dymo Label Maker
Gold Thread

I was going for as much gold as I could find.  I'm more a silver person so I had to make my gold pieces with Ranger's Queen's Gold embossing powder.  It has a beautiful satin finished.  I inked the wings with Ranger embossing ink, added the powder, then heated it up.  It has such a beautiful finish. 

I did the same with the Blue Fern Studio chipboard.  I added the roller stamp image to give the top a bit more character. 

Here is the sketch and link.  Paper Issue Simple Scrappers Sketch.  You have until September 9th to enter their great giveaway.

Have a Crafty Day!


8 comments:

Jean said...

I love this - the colors, the design!

Sue Althouse said...

That is such a cool page! Love the topic and the way you brought it to life in such a creative way.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Debby, I am so thrilled that you joined in on this sketch challenge. Thank you! You did an amazing job with it. Love the hexagons and all of the special "Debby" touches on here. Fabulous page!

Dictionary said...

What a great take on the sketch. I love all those beautiful details you added to your tag!

Connie Mercer said...

You did a fablous job!! Loving all the gold you added:):)

Cathy said...

love this line..gorgeous!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So glad you joined in at Paper Issues!
Great take on the sketch!!

Suzi said...

Love all the glitz and shine! Little just gets cuter all the time! Such a great date for the two of you! Love it!

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