Friday, February 14, 2014

My 1st DT Reveal for Sketchabilities!

So excited that this day has finally arrived!  I am so proud to be a member of the fabulous design team at Sketchabilities and am looking forward to challenging myself and growing as a crafter through these amazing sketches.  Today I am sharing Sketch #109 and my take on it.  I am finding, already, that these sketches are a challenge to me and I am thankful for that challenge!  Here is the sketch.  You have 2 weeks to upload your take on it to the Sketchabilities blog for a chance to win some fabulous prizes from this month's sponsor, Chapel Road Stamps.

Here is my take on it.  I thought it was a perfect chance to showcase the little lady's stint as Rapunzel this past Halloween. :)  Lots of background work here.  First I muted the background patterened paper hue by putting a diluted layer of gesso over it.  Then I used my Tim Holtz stamps to add some brown text stamping.  Then I used a script stencil and modeling paste to add some more lettering, which I then painted over with some diluted purple gelatos.  While I am not much of a vintage scrapper, I am really happy with the fairytale vibe of this layout.  Thank you for having a look!  I hope to see you play along with us at Sketchabilities this month!




  1. Well this was not a typical style of yours but looks purely gorgeous! You definitely captured that fairytale feeling to this LO! And nice work with the background, itn't it amazing what gesso and modeling pasta can do ;)

  2. Good on you with your First!!! And these sketches are AWESOME to work with....& go you, Vintage [ish!!] girl....the doily looks great. I must admit, I'm finding it hard to use heavily patterned paper these days too....but Gesso does do wonders, *winks*, right???!!!!!

  3. I love their sketches and I love what you have done with it. Little MIss Ireland makes a perfect Rapunsel. Gorgeous layout Shawna :D

  4. Wonderful layout!! I like your background work and the pictures: what a cutie!!