This month CE is one of the sponsors at Sketchabilities and guest designers there as well. We used Karan’s sketch this month in addition to the regular pic and twist challenge. It is not required but if you do decide to use the sketch be sure to link up your layout at Sketchabilities as well for 2 chances to win a gift voucher to our store. The challenge this month is be inspired by one element of the picture below and for the twist use something made of wood on your layout.
We celebrate dyngus day here on the day after Easter every year. I have a polish heritage and we celebrate with a parade, pussy willows and lots of fun.
I enjoy Karan’s sketches over at Sketchabilities. They are super inspiring. I started with stamping our distressed script stamp with black ink and our twinkle stamp with red ink. I altered our pussy willow starting with texturez muddy buddy. I then applied weathered wood and white gesso to the blooms. They are fussy so tried to achieve that look. I added a little faber castle dark brown big pitt pen here and there on the branches as well. The windmill was altered with a coat of gesso. I then added distressed brick paint and a red gelato for a distressed look. I used a black pen to highlight the engraved parts of the windmill. The blades were done with frayed burlap paint, black ink and white gesso. The wood veneer stars were left in the raw.
We would love to see how you are inspired by the challenge/s. Link up your layout to the CE blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the store.