Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sketch Book 2012 - Pages 3

Last few pages for a bit, but I will show you the rest before I send the completed Sketch Book to Boston.
"Blind hope faces a blank wall waiting for a door to open.
 Doors might be nearby, but blind hope keeps you from locating them."
Rebecca Solnit
The brick wall was made by running scraps of craft cardstock through my Cuttlebug machine using the Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades "Bricked and Woodgrain Set" embossing folders.
I then inked both the bricks and the door with Distress Inks - AMM Caramel & Chocolate Paper Stain Inks; Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Mustard Seed & Fired Brick. The colours were all layered on and blended until I was happy with the finished result. I adhered the cardstock to the Sketch Book pages. I then added details to the door using a fine tipped brown journaling pen before adhering this with photo splits on one side and foam squares on the other. I hand drew in the door hinges.
Finally I attached the blue and green patterned paper scrap to kind of look like a jumble of sky and leaves. I hand wrote the quote onto this.
 Close up of the wall (above) and door (below). The colours here are more realistic than in the picture above which looks very red compared to the actual page. I really LOVE the finished result. Not sure if it's because of the embossing or the inking... either way this is definitely an effect I will be trying again!!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Absolutely love the brick wall and door on this page Paula. I'd be keen as to learn how to do that. It's totally awesome!