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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sketches with a Twist April

I'm really enjoying the monthly fun at Sketches with a Twist. April's sketch is below, and the twist was to use some mesh (any old mesh hanging around the house).

I have to admit, first I tried misting through the mest, but hated the color combo with the photos I wanted to use, so I ripped that apart and opted to use the mesh itself. It is from an onion bag, in case you don't recognize it.

I inked my chipboard letters to give them the brown color with Walnut Stain distress ink, and the orange alphas are DIY thickers with embossing powder. If you are going to emboss DIY thickers, be ready for the fact that they shrink a bit. I think I lost about 1/4 of the size, and they started to curl as well, so you just have to be light and easy with the heat gun on them.

I used Tattered Angels and acrylic paint on the butterfly, and added some twine. I also added the third photo to this sketch in an oval. The papers are from MME paisley stack.


  1. I love how you turned the sketch to create this sweet layout. The pops of colour with your more neutral tonings work wonderfully together. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketches with a Twist this month.
    Danie - SWAT DT

  2. great use of the mesh, this layout is great, I love the colors you used and the one small photo in the middle! thanks for playing along with us at swat!

  3. Oh what a beautiful take on the sketch, what precious memories you have scrapped too... this is lovely... thanks for joining in at Sketches with a Twist!

  4. the way you've used the mesh is wonderful! What a pretty layout and neat topic. Thanks for sharing your layout with us!
    Raechelle SWAT DT

  5. Victoria, I think your layout is beautiful! Covering one whole side of the page with mesh was a great idea. And everything you used just works together so well. Thanks very much for joining Sketches With a Twist for our April challenge. :-)


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