Hi there.  The November sketch challenge is open to all and it’s a fantastic starting point for your next layout, plus a chance to win $25 to spend in store too!

I took the key elements of the sketch – diamonds to use as the base for my layout but I also wanted to swap out the flowers for a pumpkin (as it’s autumn, I’m all about leaves and pumpkins right now).

I created a paper diamond template and used it to cut out 5 patterned papers.  I arranged these down the right hand side but before sticking down, I added some colour to the background.

In the October Color Kit there are 3 Magicals mica powders.  They are so fun to use and very easy to make custom colours.  I created a beautiful soft coral pink colour which I diluted with water and applied to the background with packaging and a large round brush. (Check out the process video below to see how).

Then I set to stitching the pumpkin.  I printed a paper template (I found an image online) and poked holes before back-stitching the design with embroidery perle thread.

Once it was all complete, I stuck it all down and then set to adding clusters of embellishments.  The pretty crochet hearts in the October Main kit add a lovely texture to the page.  I layered fussy cut leaves and mixed them in with the stunning velum leaves from the Embellishment kit. so pretty

I fussy cut flowers in the opposite corner and mixed those in with more leaves.

Finally I added a little journaling (Pocket Life Kit) and placed the title over the photo before adding those pretty pearls.

See how I mixed the Magicals and used homemade templates on our YouTube channel:

How to Enter

You’ve got to be in it to win it! There is a $25 gift certificate to our Hip Kit Club store up for grabs!!!

Head over to the Facebook Group.  The challenge details are in the featured posts at the top of the page.

Share a photo of your finished project on the challenge thread (in the comments) by November 30th at 6pm PST for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the HKC store.

We look forward to seeing what you create!







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