Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here!
With the start of a new month – brings us our monthly sketch challenge. Here is July’s sketch…
Six photos on one page! This is a great layout for telling a visual story. Clustering the pics tightly on the left and keeping the right side empty balances the design.
Succulent Summer LayoutMy daughter and I have a lot of succulents. The Simple Stories Summer Days Collection was perfect for our springtime ritual. I created the “succulent” title and white border (based on the sketch) on my cutting system. I filled in the flowers with different papers from the collection. I stained the title and edged things with green Clearsnap ColorBox ink to finish it off.
Supplies: Simple Stories Summer Days collection, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Clearsnap ColorBox ink.
Art Journal PageThis page is just layers and layers of Ranger oxide inks. I colored the cut file flowers with the oxides and even ran my plain white thread through the ink to color it green. I used the Ranger enamel accents in the dot stencil, to create a bit of a resist. When I finished I sprayed it with a glossy varathane. It made everything just pop!
Supplies: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Denim Art Journal, Ranger Oxide ink, Kerri Bradford cut file, Wilna Furstenberg cut file (made into stencil), Stampin’ Up! die cut, Ranger Enamel accents, Ranger stencil, Ranger gesso and texture paste, Varathane gloss, Fude ball pen.
Rusty Birthday CardI took the basic concept of the block design and just extended it across the card. Supplies: Elizabeth Craft Designs paper, Penart Rust Effects by BoBunny, Tim Holtz die cut, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Crystal effects, Studio Calico letters, Clearsnap ColorBox ink.
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