Monday, 8 July 2013

Sketch week - Sylvie

Hope you had a great weekend and that summer is finally here wherever you are. 
This week will be a bit different as I asked the DT to work with a sketch for a change. I don't think we have ever done this on this blog, other than for a challenge of course. 

So here's the sketch they had to work with

First one up today is Sylvie with a gorgeous canvas made with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints and Crafty Individuals stamps.
As you can see, Sylvie turned the sketch to the right which is fine. I told them they could use the sketch anyway they wanted. 

Apply the 3 Fresco Finish colours (Guacamole, Nougat et Sherbet) onto the canvas with a piece of Cut'n Dry foam
Then on the edges, apply 3 more colours (Hey Pesto, Irish cream et Claret)
Stamp the edges with the Kaiserkraft Crackle stamp using Fresco Finish Claret and Sherbet.
Randomly stamp the PaperArtsy script using  Hey Pesto paint.
Sand the canvas to tone it down

Take 3 Crafty Individuals die-cut frames and ink them up with Distress Stains (Aged Mahogany)
Emboss them with the Crafts Too Damask embossing folder
Apply some Treasure Gold with a brush
Cut four squares that will fit under the frames and colour them with an ink or pen of your choice (Sylvie used a Promarker here)

Edge the squares with Aged Mahogany ink and sand it down.
Add another later of colour (yellow)
Repeat with the 2 other squares but using Picked  Raspberry and Distress Peeled Paint this time 

Stamp all your images on white cardstock.
Cut them out and colour them with Distress inks
Add a touch of yellow Promarker to match the canvas.
Stamp CI-391 and CI-388 on the squares using Archival inks  
Cut out 3 rectangles and colour them with Lime Green, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar

Age the rectangles with the Distress ink and sanding method
Stamp them with the Crackle stamp from Kaisercraft
Add Distress Stains splatter, highlighting the edges with a permanent black pen


Sylvie used
Archival ink pads (Jet black, Vermillion)
PaperArtsy stamps- Eclectica- Sara Naumann n°5
Crafty Individuals stamps: CI-388, 389, 391
Promomarker: Lime Green
Crafts Too embossing folders: Damask

See you tomorrow


  1. Stunning canvas love the colours


  2. Absolutely fabulous, love it, great colours and one of my favs hummingbirds.

  3. Yummy colours, whimsical images, lovely canvas!

  4. Il est fabuleux ce canvas... J'adore les petits cadres et leur contenu en particulier, magnifique !!! Gros bisous !

  5. This is very lovely. Great colours and love the embossed frames anf the outlined splats. Fantastic

  6. Wow, Amazing! Didn't realise at first it was a canvas, what wonderful ideas & great colours :)


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