Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sketch Challenge

I was excited to host this weeks challenge to my Blog Sista's. I decided everyone should pick one of the three sketches made by the talented Liz Quaiman. Liz is a friend of mine and she is brilliant! Be sure to check out her gallery which is home to ton of her beautiful sketches. The three sketches I chose were the one I used below which she titled her sketch 11. You can view it here...
The other two sketches we could choose are...
By clicking on any of her sketches it will take you to her gallery! Thank you Liz for the inspiration!
So, here is the one I picked, Sketch #11. I just loved this sketch because it showcases more than one picture and allows you to have hidden journaling or add another pic or two to the tag!
The papers I used were from the Hannah Scrap Pad to Go by Kology (K&CO). I used this paper because it matched the brown in my shirt and the rug in the pics. The pics were taken at my fav dive, Sun Kong in Malden. I just adore Karaoke and this is my favorite spot to entertain lol. It is an older crowd so there aren't tiny boppers there with this tight little half shirts on and heels. Ya know what I am saying! lol. hehehe The guy pictured with me is my friend Marc. We have know each other for over 20 years. He is hysterical. Lights up a room with his personality and he doesn't drink or do drugs but yet the energy he gives off is amazing! All he needs is COKE, COKE A COLA that is!!!
We sang about 4 songs together this night! We were celebrating my 28th Birthday. The flourishes are all from Fancy Pants Chipboard which I adore! I inked it with some generic ink I own that works awesome. Just as good as the expensive ink lol. I got a bunch of inks from QVC about 6 years ago and they are all still in good working use and I use them all the time. They work awesome for painting the chipboard. Notice the bottom Flourish, I used a pale Pink/brown. I have since changed it to match the others after seeing it scanned. So it now matches the other ink. I used bling from Junkitz for the yellow blig above and below the picture. I used Prima flowers and Star brads. I Used two small buttons and one big button on the sides of the strips. The big flower is from none other than the Dream. I am heading there today when my neice comes so I can check out some of the new goods. I will be sure to report back to you guys on the goodies! The tag is from Basic Grey I believe. I picked that up at the yard sale at the Dream. Superstar is Me and my Big Ideas. And woo la there you have it! My take on the sketch!


What's so funny? said...

I spent a few minutes admiring this before responding. I love the flow (of action) of the three photos on the right. The tag is adorable and I too almost used the back of the tag to journal. Funny how great minds think alike, sista! You really stuck to the original sketch. And wow! You're pals with the artist? I'm starstruck ;)

Nichole said...

What a happy page. I love your non-traditional use of browns/earth tones (which are usually used to complement more sober pun intended!). As Sharon said, the flow of action is awesome. You and Marc look so fun to hang with!

Also, you hid the tag perfectly. It sticks out just enough for me to notice it, but isn't like a sore thumb. I avoided this sketch because I was worried my tag would look stupid.

<3 love!

Jenn said...

I had to go back to look for the tag! LOL Great page! I am still admiring your work and may be back with more comments. :)