Memories – sketch challenge | Vicki Parker

Hi everyone, it’s Vicki here today with my take on this week’s fabulous sketch by Anke which you can see below using the October Hip Kits. I had an added assignment to use punches and stitching.

Processed with MOLDIV

 

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I started by using the Lindy’s Starburst Sprays from the October Colour Kit as a mixed media base in a similar way to the background of the sketch. I used the Bougainvillea Fuchsia and Sweet Violet Purple Teal with a mix of both for the middle strip.

 

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I also added some splatters in coordinating colours to add a bit of extra interest to the background. I then pulled out my notepaper punch and punched some pink/purple papers to make some strips to add beneath the photos. This added plenty of texture to the page and a great pop of colour.

 

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I wanted to do some stitching too, but unfortunately, my sewing machine is packed for our move, so I couldn’t. I improvised by adding some faux stitching with a white gel pen on the top strip – it’s very subtle, but a great way to add stitching if you are short of time or don’t have a sewing machine.

I stamped out some leaves using the exclusive stamp set in the embellishment kit and painted them with the Lindy’s using all three colours – the two I previously mentioned and the Grab a Guy Gold. I added these in with an exclusive die cut from the main kit plus some acetate leaves also from the embellishment kit at each end of the punched strips.

 

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I also added a fox head from the cardstock die cuts in the colour kit which I painted using a mix of the pink and gold Lindy’s Starburst sprays. The title is from this pack too and I decided to leave it white as a good contrast agains the bright colours in the layout. I finished by building a cluster on the top left with some of the cardstock stickers in the embellishment kit and some tags cut from a pocket life card.

 

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I love how this turned out – I hope you enjoyed hearing about my process. Until next time…

 

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